The No.81 shirt In spite of all the receivers who wore this number for the Buccaneers, it is a tight end who takes our best-ever award. Jackie Harris had three solid years, two in the 81 jersey having arrived in Tampa as a free agent from Green Bay. But then apart from Phil Freeman's brief moments as a kick returner and occasional receiver, the lack of performance from this number has been startling. Stephen Starring was a waste of a third-round trade, and Perry Tuttle was an even-bigger bust as a 1st round pick in Buffalo before playing a handful of games in 1984 for the Bucs. Isaac Hagins will be remembered by some of the early fans of the franchise catching balls from Doug Williams, and fans will remember the likes of Jacquez Green and Charles Lee as having nice moments in Buccaneer uniforms but nothing to stand out across the passage of time. Alex Smith opened his Buccaneer career with a pair of touchdowns in Minnesota and then flattered to deceive from then on so came close to defeating Jackie Harris but not close enough. Micheal Spurlock switched to this number from his kick return jersey of 17 and Tim Wright was a nice rookie surprise in 2013 but neither did enough to threaten the jersey award. The most recent owner of course was Antonio Brown who set a franchise record for the most dramatic way to end a career. Which detracted from two part-seasons where he did a good job on the field. BEST EVER TO WEAR No.81 FOR THE BUCCANEERS - JACKIE HARRIS
Click on the player's name for their profile page, Buccaneer stats and picture galleries Years Player Pos 1976 Rick Jennings WR 1977-80 Isaac Hagins WR 1982-83 Andre Tyler WR 1984 Perry Tuttle WR 1985-87 Phil Freeman WR 1987 Dwayne Dixon WR 1988 Stephen Starring WR 1990 Chris Ford WR 1992 Willie Culpepper WR 1993 Robert Claiborne WR 1994-96 Jackie Harris TE 1998-2001 Jacquez Green WR 2002 Marco Battaglia TE 2002 Charles Lee WR 2003 Roland Williams TE 2004 Tim Brown WR 2005-08 Alex Smith TE 2009-11 Micheal Spurlock WR 2013 Tim Wright TE 2015 Tevin Westbrook TE 2020-21 Antonio Brown WR