The No.82 shirt With only a few exceptions, this has been number for tight ends since the inception of the franchise back in 1976 and our best-ever was one of the best the Bucs have had at the position. The first person to wear the number, Fred Pagac, went on to become linebackers coach of the Vikings and did a great interview for this site on the expansion Buccaneer project. He was followed by a series of no-names until Jerry Bell came along in 1982. Jerry has become a very good friend to BUCPOWER.COM and had a great career sadly cut short by injury just as he began to take over from Jimmie Giles as the primary tight end on the Buccaneer roster. After Bell's unfortunate injury problems that ultimately caused his retirement, the Bucs needed to draft a tight end and went looking for one in 1987 out of the University of Hawaii. Sadly Ron Hall passed away in 2007 at a tragically early age, but his seven years in Tampa Bay saw him become a real fan favourite and reliable steady presence at tight end. Tyree Davis led NFL Europe in receiving in 1995 but could not make it into a decent NFL career and the less said about Alvin Harper the better. Marquise Walker was more of a joke than a 3rd round receiver in the Super Bowl season. Some more recent Buccaneer converts may just look at stats and think that Kellen Winslow should have won but Ron Hall's career was a lot longer and more productive all-round to the franchise than the times when K2 decided he would make the effort on the field to run the right route. The number has then become the property of back-ups since Winslow. BEST EVER TO WEAR No.82 FOR THE BUCCANEERS - RON HALL
Click on the player's name for their profile page, Buccaneer stats and picture galleries Years Player Pos 1976 Fred Pagac TE 1977 Gary Butler TE 1977 Charles Waddell TE 1978 Alvis Darby TE 1980 Mike Shumann WR 1982-86 Jerry Bell TE 1987-93 Ron Hall TE 1987 Jeff Modesitt TE 1994 Willie Green WR 1994-95 Tyree Davis WR 1995 Alvin Harper WR 1996 Willy Tate TE 1997-2000 Patrick Hape TE 2002 Marquise Walker WR 2003-04 Charles Lee WR 2005-07 Paris Warren WR 2009-11 Kellen Winslow TE 2012-13 Nate Byham TE 2014-16 Brandon Myers TE 2017-20 Antony Auclair TE 2021 Deon Yelder TE