The No.91 shirt It took over a decade for any Buccaneer player to wear this number in competitive play and even then, it was a replacement team member who wore it first. And ultimately second too as Brian Gant was one of the two strike team players to stay on the roster for the remainder of the 1987 season and he switched from his strike 54 jersey to a regular 91. The number then passed through the hands of some nondescript defensive linemen including Rhett Hall who won a magazine's Ugliest Buccaneer award in 1991, and Herman Smith who spent some time with the London Monarchs. Regan Upshaw was a first round draft pick who switched from the 73 jersey after his rookie season, but when it comes to selecting a best to wear 91, then we look to the player who followed him, long- time line back-up Chartric Darby. The fact that the latter also played some with the Barcelona Dragons helped to enamour him with fans too during his time with the Buccaneers. Stylez White came from nowhere to lead the team in sacks in 2007 but was a pure pass-rush specialist and and always seemed to flatter to deceive as a full-time starting end in the NFL. The jury returned an ultimate bust tag on Da'Quan Bowers after four sub-par seasons with the Bucs. Recent owners have been some one-year wonders although Beau Allen has done a nice job the past two seasons as a back-up on the defensive line.
Click on the player's name for their profile page, Buccaneer career stats and picture galleries Years Player Pos 1987 Cam Jacobs  LB 1987 Brian Gant  LB 1990 Robb White   DL 1992-93 Rhett Hall  DT 1994 Karl Wilson  DE 1995-96 Herman Smith  DE 1997-99 Regan Upshaw  DE 2001-04 Chartric Darby DT 2005 Jon Bradley  DT 2006 Julian Jenkins  DT 2007-10 Stylez G White  DT 2011-15 Da'Quan Bowers DE 2015 Kourtnei Brown  DE 2015   Josh Shirley  DE 2016-17 Robert Ayers  DE 2018-19 Beau Allen DT