By BRUCE LOWITT, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published September 6, 2002
[Times photo: 1978]
Doug Williams holds the longest-standing Bucs record on offense.
Q: Where did Jon Gruden begin his coaching career?
A: University of Tennessee, graduate assistant, 1986-87.
Q: Who has the longest single play in Bucs history?
A: Shelton Quarles, 98-yard interception return vs. Green Bay (2001).
Q: Which player's wife played pro football this year?
A: Todd Yoder's wife, Susan Yoder, played tailback-linebacker for the Tampa Tempest of the Independent Women's Football League.
Q: Who is the Bucs all-time scoring leader?
A: Michael Husted, 502 points (117 field goals, 151 extra points), 1993-98.
Q: Who holds the Bucs single-season combined rushing/receiving yardage record?
A: James Wilder, 2,229 yards (1,544/685), 1984.
Q: Which professional team did assistant head coach Mark Arteaga first work for?
A: New York Yankees, spring training intern, 1987-88.
Q: Who holds the Bucs longest-surviving individual record on offense?
A: Doug Williams, 111 passes without a sack, 1979.
Q: Where did Jon Gruden begin his pro coaching career?
A: San Francisco 49ers, offensive assistant, 1990.
Q: Who is the only Buc to hold an NFL individual record?
A: Danny Reece, most punt returns in a season, 70 in 1979.
Q: Who were the first players ever traded?
A: Wide receiver Willie McGee and linebacker Bruce Elia (and a second-round pick) to San Francisco for quarterback Steve Spurrier.
Q: What is John Lynch's connection with the Florida Marlins?
A: He was their second-round draft pick in 1992 and threw the first pitch in the organization's history. His cap is in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Q: Who holds the Bucs single-season rookie records for yards passing, yards receiving, yards rushing, and touchdowns?
A: Doug Williams, 1,170 (1978); Lawrence Dawsey, 818 (1991); Errict Rhett, 1,011 (1994); Lars Tate, 8 (1988).
Q: Which pro football team did defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin play for?
A: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL), 1965.
Q: Which three "replacement" players (from the 1987 strike-shortened season) are in the Bucs record book?
A: Steve Holloway (100-plus yards receiving in a game); Calvin Turner and Miles Turpin (multiple-sack games).
Q: The Bucs are in the new NFC South Division. How many other divisions have they played in?
A: 2, (AFC West, 1976; NFC Central, 1977-2001).
Q: How many seasons has Gene Deckerhoff been broadcasting Bucs games (and, while we're at it, Florida State games)?
A: This will be his 14th with the Bucs, his 24th with FSU.
-- Compiled by Bruce Lowitt.
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