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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS // FOR THE FANS

Stadium: Tampa Stadium.

Capacity: 74,301.

Tickets: Single-game tickets for $20, $30, $40 can be purchased at Tampa Stadium box office or through Ticketmaster (287-8844). For more information, call 879-BUCS.

Parking: Grass lots surrounding the stadium are on a first come, first served basis. Some reserved parking is available.

Directions: Take Interstate 275 toward downtown Tampa, exit Dale Mabry Highway northbound to Tampa Stadium.

Radio: WQYK-FM 99.5/AM 1010, WWJB-AM 1450., WXCV-FM 95.3.

DID YOU KNOW

Bucs new defensive line coach Tom Pratt began his NFL coaching career during the Kennedy administration. Now in his 33rd consecutive year as an NFL assistant, a league-high streak, Pratt has been around long enough to tutor both Bucs defensive tackle Santana Dotson and his father, Alphonse Dotson, a former Chiefs defensive lineman.

Sam Wyche played quarterback for eight years in the NFL, appearing for five teams: Cincinnati, Washington, Detroit, St. Louis and Buffalo. But did you know that after throwing a combined 220 passes in his first three seasons, all with the Bengals, Wyche attempted just two passes in the final five years of his career?

Entering their 20th season in the NFL, the Bucs remain winless in regular-season play against seven teams, a league high excluding this year's expansion franchises: Cleveland (0-4), Dallas (0-8), New England (0-3), the Raiders (0-3), Pittsburgh (0-4), San Diego (0-6), and Seattle (0-3). With only the Browns on this year's schedule, that number can only shrink by one.

The Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders remain the only team to have never visited Tampa Stadium to face the Bucs. The Raiders did, however, defeat Washington 38-9 in Tampa Stadium in Super Bowl XVIII.

Second-year running back Errict Rhett can become just the second Buc to rush for consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. He would join James Wilder, who put together his two biggest rushing seasons in 1984 (1,544 yards) and 1985 (1,300 yards).

Left tackle Paul Gruber, Tampa Bay's No. 1 pick in 1988, is the only Buc holdover from the 1980s. Just four players, all starting offensive linemen, remain from coach Ray Perkins' final Bucs team in 1990: Gruber, right guard Ian Beckles, center Tony Mayberry, and right tackle Scott Dill.

7. File this one under the heading of "And a child shall lead them." In this year's Bucs media guide, defensive end Eric Curry lists his favorite movie as The Lion King.

Tampa Bay identifies just one jersey number that has never been worn by a Buc: 48. Five numbers have been worn by just one player, starting with Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon's No. 63. The others? Quarterbacks Mike Boryla (No. 10), Mike Rae (No. 15) and Parnell Dickinson (No. 18), and kicker Neil O'Donoghue (No. 6).

_ DON BANKS

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