On Sunday, Buccaneers101.com unveiled its list of the top 25 Buccaneers of all-time by starting with numbers 25 through 21.
Now, it time to take a look at the next five players on the list. Without further ado, here is number 20:
20. CB Donnie Abraham: A ballhawk corner that was one of the finest to ever play the position for Tampa Bay. A third round pick in 1996, Abraham went on to start 78 games for the Bucs during his six seasons with the team. He made the Pro Bowl in 2000 after a seven-interception campaign. Abraham thrived in the Tampa 2 defense and when he left the team after the 2001 season Abraham was the franchise leader in interceptions with 29.
19. WR Kevin House: Perhaps the best deep threat the franchise has ever seen, House was a big-time playmaker for Tampa Bay during its early days. House was a second round pick in 1980 and made an impact from day one. His 1981 campaign was one of the best receiving seasons in team history and he currently ranks third in receptions (286), second in receiving yards (4,926), and second in receiving touchdowns (31). House's 17.2 YPC average is the best in franchise history.
18. QB Doug Williams: Many Bucs fans may feel like this is too low for Williams, who is definitely the most well-known of Tampa Bay's quarterbacks. There is no denying what Williams brought to the Bucs in the late 70's and early 80's. He started every game during his five seasons with the Bucs and helped lead them to the NFC Championship Game in 1979. But while Williams was a big-time leader, his numbers weren't great. He only completed 47.4 percent of his passes and had 73 interceptions to go along with 73 touchdowns. Williams' 12,648 passing yards is third in franchise history, but his 66.2 QB rating is the second-worst among Tampa Bay quarterbacks with over 4,000 passing yards. He later rejoined the franchise in 2004 as a personal executive in the front office.
17. QB Brad Johnson: Johnson gets the nod over Williams as the best quarterback in franchise history because he helped bring home the Lombardi trophy. He led the Bucs to a 12-4 record in 2002 and had 3,049 passing yards with 22 touchdowns and just six interceptions, which earned him his second Pro Bowl selection. Johnson capped that great season off with a victory in Super Bowl XXXVII, a game in which he threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns. He may not have been the most exciting player to ever play the position, but Johnson did an excellent job taking care of the football and made enough plays to help win ball games. He ranks fourth in passing yards (10,940) and fourth in touchdowns (64).
16. LB Shelton Quarles: He was simply just a special teamer when he joined the team in 1997, but Quarles left as one of the best defensive players in franchise history by the time he retired in 2006. Quarles, who started eight seasons at middle linebacker, was a hard-nosed tackling machine. He had a career-high 196 tackles in 2005 and he made the Pro Bowl in 2002. His 985 tackles are fourth in franchise history behind only Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber, and Hardy Nickerson. Quarles also had 13.0 sacks, 28 passes defensed, and four interceptions. He become a pro scout for the Bucs in 2007 and is currently the Coordinator of Pro Scouting.
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