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By Times staff writers
© St. Petersburg Times
published December 16, 2002


Shelton Quarles, Bucs linebacker

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On a day the defense had trouble making plays, he provided the biggest one with his fourth-quarter interception that led to a touchdown.

-- RICK STROUD

Michael Pittman, Bucs running back

Maligned for most of the season, he broke tackles, made plays and got into the end zone for the first time.

-- ROGER MILLS

Jon Gruden, Bucs coach

The most distinguishing mark about the combative little guy is this: His team doesn't lose games it's not supposed to.

-- GARY SHELTON


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