Best stat from the Bucs locker room this week? 252,000.
That's how many miles are on the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo still driven daily — and proudly — by Bucs long-snapper Andrew DePaola.
"I got it for my 19th birthday, after my first year of college," said DePaola, who was once a walk-on at Rutgers. "Four years old when I got it. I just don't see the point in getting a car if I don't need one. It does what it has to do. It just plays into my personality: I'm not flashy. I do my job and hope to go unnoticed."
His friend and teammate Connor Barth put a challenge out on the Bucs' official website last week, wondering if any player in the NFL can boast a car with more miles.
"It definitely stands out because it's not one of the nicer ones," he said. "I'm going to drive it until I can't drive it anymore."