Front page news - Tampa is awarded an NFL franchise!
A popular bumper sticker around Tampa in the mid-1970s.
NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle presents an NFL franchise certificate to owner Hugh Culverhouse and VP-Operations Ron Wolf.
John McKay was named the Buccaneers' first head coach.
QB Steve Spurrier was Tampa Bay's leading passer in 1976 as he completed 156 of 311 passes for 1,628 yards and 7 TDs.
Louis Carter led the Bucs in rushing its first season when he gained 521 yards.
Tampa Bay's first coaching staff included former NFL head coaches Abe Gibron and John Rauch and future Lions coach Wayne Fontes (fourth from left). Head coach John McKay is on the far right.
Lee Roy Selmon, the Bucs’ first ever draft pick.