The No.96 shirt Only 13 players have ever worn this number in franchise history and all bar four of them have been defensive tackles. Tim Newton was the first but was probably more well known for being the brother of Cowboy bad boy Nate Newton, than any kind of top player in his own right. Bernard Wilson did little to excel during his two years with the Bucs and Bryant Mix never even played a game, leaving Ellis Wyms as the best-ever to wear the jersey number for Tampa Bay, and he never even reached double figures in terms of starts for the Buccaneers. Tim Crowder and Corvey Irvin are two of the most recent owners of the jersey and have had some nice moments as a pass-rusher but nothing ever worth really writing home about. Ryan Russell switched to 95 for his second season allowing Sealver Siliga to take over the number in his second year in Tampa Bay followed by Sam Acho in 2019. NFL veteran Steve McLendon arrived in a mid-season trade in 2020 and won himself a Super Bowl ring to make his career more memorable. NFL veteran Akiem Hicks took over the number for the 2022 season followed by Greg Gaines for 2023. BEST EVER TO WEAR No.96 FOR THE BUCCANEERS - ELLIS WYMS
Click on the player's name for their profile page, Buccaneer stats and picture galleries Years Player Pos 1990-91 Tim Newton DT 1993-94 Bernard Wilson DT 1998 Bryant Mix DT 2001-06 Ellis Wyms DT 2007-08 Greg Peterson DT 2009-11 Tim Crowder DE 2012 Corvey Irvin DT 2013-14 Steven Means DT 2014-15 TJ Fatinikun DE 2016 Ryan Russell DE 2017 Sealver Siliga DT 2019 Sam Acho LB 2020- Steve McLendon DT 2022 Akiem Hicks DT 2023- Greg Gaines DT