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Bucs Q&A

By BRUCE LOWITT, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published September 6, 2002


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[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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