1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-6
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Tony Dungy (10-6)
Location: Tampa, Florida
1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster
1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Results

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

Tampa Bay ran up 299 points, while the rigid defensive squad surrendered 263. Warrick Dunn rushed for a team-high 978 yards for the Buccaneers.

Trent Dilfer passed for 2,555 yards. Warrick Dunn caught 39 balls, while Karl Williams contributed 486 receiving yards. Horace Copeland and Reidel Anthony were targeted regularly also.

Donnie Abraham intercepted 5 opponent throws. Warren Sapp topped pass rushers with 10.5 quarterback sacks, part of an overall team total of 44 sacks.

Tony Dungy coached the team. The 1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Trent Dilfer38621756.225556.6215.4112.8593219682.8
Steve Walsh17635.3583.400.015.9380021.2
Tommy Barnhardt11100.02525.000.000.02500118.8
Totals40422455.426386.5215.2123.059 32196


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Warrick Dunn2249784.476 4
Mike Alstott1766653.847 7
Trent Dilfer33993.017 1
Errict Rhett31963.121 3
Reidel Anthony58416.826 0
Jerry Ellison2105.00
Karl Williams155.00
Patrick Hape111.00
Steve Walsh6-4-0.70
Totals47919344.076 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Warrick Dunn3946211.859 3
Reidel Anthony3544812.838 4
Karl Williams3348614.755 4
Horace Copeland3343113.149 1
Mike Alstott231787.726 3
Dave Moore1921711.428 4
Jackie Harris1919710.439 1
Robb Thomas131299.921 0
Patrick Hape4225.513 1
John Davis33511.716 0
Tony Bouie12525.025 0
Jerry Ellison188.00
Andrew Jordan100.00
Totals224263811.859 21


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Michael Husted353291.4171376.571


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Sean Landeta54227442.174
Tommy Barnhardt29130445.061

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Karl Williams4659713.063 1
Warrick Dunn5489.625 0
Totals5164512.663 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Reidel Anthony2559223.751 0
Karl Williams1527718.528 0
Warrick Dunn612921.530 0
Jerry Ellison26130.549 0
Errict Rhett11616.016 0
Mike Alstott100.00
Steve White100.00
Totals51107521.151 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Donnie Abraham5163.216 0
John Lynch22814.028 0
Derrick Brooks2136.513 0
Melvin Johnson11919.019 0
Charles Mincy11414.014 0
Anthony Parker155.00
Tyrone Legette100.00
Totals13957.328 0


Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Michael Husted1332071
Mike Alstott73000060
Warrick Dunn430000042
Karl Williams041000030
Reidel Anthony04000024
Dave Moore400024
Errict Rhett3000018
Patrick Hape010006
Alshermond Singleton10006
Horace Copeland10006
Trent Dilfer10006
Jackie Harris10006