1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-6
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Conference Championship
Coach: John McKay (10-6)
Location: Tampa, Florida
1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster
1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Results

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Buccaneers led the circuit with just 237 points allowed. Tampa Bay scored 273 points. Ricky Bell rushed for a team-high 1,263 yards.

Doug Williams threw for 2,448 yards. Jimmie Giles led the receiving corps, catching 40 balls, while Isaac Hagins contributed 692 receiving yards.

Mike Washington, Jeris White and Cedric Brown each intercepted 3 opponent throws.

John McKay coached the team. The 1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost in the Conference Championship.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Doug Williams39716641.824486.2184.5246.06675752.5
Mike Rae361747.22527.012.825.62953156.7
Jerry Eckwood100.
Totals43418342.227006.2194.4266.066 1288


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ricky Bell28312634.549 7
Jerry Eckwood1946903.661 2
Johnny Davis592213.718 2
Doug Williams351193.416 2
Rick Berns231024.416 0
Larry Mucker4164.016 0
Gordon Jones11212.012 0
Jimmie Giles273.50
George Ragsdale650.80
Mike Rae122.00
Tom Blanchard100.00
Totals60924374.061 13


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jimmie Giles4057914.566 7
Isaac Hagins3969217.757 3
Ricky Bell252489.926 2
Jerry Eckwood2226812.231 0
Morris Owens2037718.864 0
Larry Mucker1426819.142 5
Jim Obradovich66310.519 1
Johnny Davis55711.424 0
Rick Berns5408.012 0
Gordon Jones48020.037 1
George Ragsdale3289.319 0
Totals183270014.866 19


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Neil O'Donoghue353085.7191157.963


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Tom Blanchard93367939.658

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Danny Reece704316.217 0
Tony Davis177.00
Totals714386.217 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
George Ragsdale3467519.930 0
Isaac Hagins919621.831 0
Dana Nafziger23618.019 0
Tony Davis4338.216 0
Danny Reece11313.013 0
Rick Berns166.00
Totals5195918.831 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Cedric Brown37926.372 0
Mike Washington36421.349 1
Jeris White33913.039 0
Richard Wood23718.524 0
Dave Lewis2199.511 0
Mark Cotney100.00
Totals1423817.072 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Neil O'Donoghue1130063
Ricky Bell7200054
Jimmie Giles0700042
Larry Mucker0500030
Isaac Hagins3000018
Doug Williams200012
Johnny Davis2000012
Jerry Eckwood2000012
Jim Obradovich10006
Mike Washington10006
Dave Lewis010006
Gordon Jones010006
Lee Selmon10006