The No.89 shirt "Can I have 89 please Dad?" asked JK McKay in his first season. "Of course" said his father, the first head coach of the Buccaneers. Well OK, perhaps a little invented but the first owner of the 89 jersey in franchise history was John McKay's son, JK. But he was followed by one of the most well-known receivers in Buc history, Kevin House. Twice he posted 1,000-yard seasons and will always be known as the first real deep threat that Tampa Bay had. But then the number was worn by a bunch of one-season or even one-game wonders include Harold Bishop who was ultimately traded to Cleveland for the pick that brought us Mike Alstott. Mark Carrier and Horace Copeland who both briefly wore 89 before switching to their regular 88 number whilst the most recent owner was a long-snapper as Garrison Sanborn took ownership. A couple of Buccaneer reclamation projects have been amongst the owners of the jersey number. David Boston never actually appeared in a game but Antonio Bryant's stunning 2008 season will go down as one of the best by a Buc receiver since Kevin House starred in the early 1980s. This remains the most worn jersey of all 99 with no less than 25 different players having sported it across the history of the franchise.
Click on the player's name for their profile page, Buccaneer career stats and picture galleries Years Player Pos 1976-78 John McKay  WR 1980-86 Kevin House  WR 1986 Vince Heflin WR 1987 Eric Streater  WR 1987 Mark Carrier  WR 1988 Greg Richardson  WR 1989 Everett Gay  WR 1990-92 Jesse Anderson  TE 1992 Todd Harrison  TE 1993 Horace Copeland  WR 1993 Shawn Collins  WR 1994 Harold Bishop TE 1995, 97 Marvin Marshall  WR 1996 Larry Ryans WR 1996 John Farquhar  TE 2001 Mike Roberg  TE 2002 Casey Crawford  TE 2003-04 Will Heller  TE 2005-06 Mark Jones  WR 2007 David Boston  WR 2008-09 Antonio Bryant  WR 2010-11 Dezmon Briscoe  WR 2012 David Douglas WR 2013-16 Russell Shepard WR 2018 Garrison Sanborn LS 2020- Josh Pearson WR