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Where are they now? Catching up with the Bucs’ last Super Bowl title team

Eighteen years later, the 2002 season Bucs have become coaches, color analysts, even cooks.
Coach Jon Gruden and the 2002 Bucs celebrate on the sideline during their 48-21 romp of the Raiders in Super Bowl 37 in San Diego.
Coach Jon Gruden and the 2002 Bucs celebrate on the sideline during their 48-21 romp of the Raiders in Super Bowl 37 in San Diego. [ Times (2003) ]
Published Feb. 6
Updated Feb. 7

At some point Sunday evening, their cocoon of immortality might get a little more congested.

For now, the 2002 Buccaneers occupy it all to themselves. This assemblage of sleekness and sturdiness, brash egos and bicuspid-rattling enforcers remains the only team in franchise lore to win a Super Bowl.

While featuring diverse offensive talent, defense was the team’s proverbial propeller. From game-revolutionizing tackles (Warren Sapp) to Canton-caliber linebackers (Derrick Brooks) to a stacked secondary (John Lynch, Ronde Barber, etc.), this unit possessed the full Monte — Kiffin included. Eighteen years later, the 196 regular-season points allowed (12.3 per game) by the 2002 team remains the fifth-fewest in NFL history.

On the occasion of Tampa Bay’s 2020 squad potentially joining their elite pantheon, we did our darndest to track down every member of that previous Super Bowl roster to see what they’re up to now. Some shared their memories of that surreal night in San Diego, when they crushed the Raiders 48-21, and took turns hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.

40 Mike Alstott, fullback

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Mike Alstott
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Mike Alstott [ JULIE JACOBSON | Associated Press (2003) ]

Head coach, Northside Christian

20 Ronde Barber, cornerback

Vice chair, Valspar Championship; co-author of several children’s books with twin brother Tiki

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84 Reggie Barlow, wide receiver

Head coach, Division II Virginia State

30 Darian Barnes, fullback

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Todd Washington (77) ,Darian Barnes (30) and Ryan Benjamin (66) run across the field as time expires in Super Bowl 37.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Todd Washington (77) ,Darian Barnes (30) and Ryan Benjamin (66) run across the field as time expires in Super Bowl 37. [ MARK J. TERRILL | Associated Press (2003) ]

Tech teacher, Montessori Children’s Academy (Short Hills, N.J.); competed on final season of Worst Cooks in America on Food Network

Fondest memory of Super Bowl night: “When my family came down on the field after the game was over. The looks on their faces, then hanging out with everyone on the field afterwards.”

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66 Ryan Benjamin, long snapper

Head coach, River Ridge High, New Port Richey

Fondest memory of Super Bowl night: “My most vivid memory is running onto the field to snap the extra point after (Derrick) Brooks had the pick-six (in the fourth quarter) and knowing we just won the Super Bowl.”

55 Derrick Brooks, linebacker

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks [ JIM REED | Times (2003) ]

Founder, Derrick Brooks Charities; co-chair, Tampa Bay Super Bowl 55 host committee

75 Lomas Brown, offensive tackle

Color analyst for Lions radio broadcasts; CEO, Lomas Brown Jr. Foundation

93 DeVone Claybrooks, defensive tackle

Fired as coach of BC Lions (Canadian Football League) in November 2019; reportedly opened workplace sanitizing company last summer

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60 Cosey Coleman, offensive guard

Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Cosey Coleman
Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Cosey Coleman [ Times (2002) ]

Life insurance and annuities salesman, Tampa

43 Jameel Cook, fullback

Sentenced to 10 years’ probation in 2019 for stealing $105,000 from NFL player health reimbursement account

89 Casey Crawford, tight end

Co-founder and CEO of retail mortgage lender; resides in Charlotte, N.C.

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91 Chartric Darby, defensive end

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Chartric Darby sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Chartric Darby sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre [ Times (2002) ]

Living the retired life in Land O’Lakes

85 Ken Dilger, tight end

Senior loan officer, Milestone Home Lending, Indianapolis

64 Dan Goodspeed, offensive tackle

Part owner, consulting business; offensive/defensive line coach, River Ridge; resides in Land O’Lakes

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7 Martin Gramatica, place-kicker

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Martin Gramatica celebrates after making a 47-yard-field goal with five seconds left to lift the Bucs 12-9 over the Panthers.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Martin Gramatica celebrates after making a 47-yard-field goal with five seconds left to lift the Bucs 12-9 over the Panthers. [ JAMES BORCHUCK | Times (2002) ]

Hosts sports show on digital cable/satellite TV; does Spanish radio broadcast for Bucs

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Fondest memory of Super Bowl night: “The whole journey. We had a great locker room with amazing leaders.”

74 Cornell Green, offensive lineman

Widower raising four sons; resides in Tampa

90 Buck Gurley, defensive tackle

Owns property and management company; assistant coach at Ocoee High; resides in Apopka

38 John Howell, safety

Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety John Howell laughs while being interviewed by Mandy Moore for MTV during Super Bowl 37 media day.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety John Howell laughs while being interviewed by Mandy Moore for MTV during Super Bowl 37 media day. [ Times (2003) ]

Resides in Arizona; father of FSU women’s soccer standout Jaelin Howell

35 Corey Ivy, cornerback

Volunteer assistant, UCF

34 Dexter Jackson, safety

Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety and Super Bowl 37 MVP Dexter Jackson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety and Super Bowl 37 MVP Dexter Jackson [ Times (2003) ]

Sports and youth manager, Tampa Housing Authority

71 Kerry Jenkins, offensive guard

Co-owns yoga/fitness centers in Birmingham and New Orleans; also runs nonprofit offering leadership training and yoga certification to Indigenous people

14 Brad Johnson, quarterback

Quarterbacks coach, Oconee County High (Watkinsville, Ga.)

19 Keyshawn Johnson, wide receiver

NFL analyst for ESPN

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11 Rob Johnson, quarterback

Co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, JSerra Catholic High, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

83 Joe Jurevicius, wide receiver

Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Joe Jurevicius stiff-arms Oakland Raiders cornerback Tory James
Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Joe Jurevicius stiff-arms Oakland Raiders cornerback Tory James [ ELISE AMENDOLA | Associated Press (2003) ]

Founder, commercial laundry company, Cleveland; also avid outdoorsman

10 Shaun King, quarterback

Most recently offensive coordinator, IMG Academy

Fondest memory of Super Bowl night: “My mom and dad running on the field and us having a special moment.”

47 John Lynch, safety

General manager, San Francisco 49ers

87 Keenan McCardell, wide receiver

Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Keenan McCardell
Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Keenan McCardell [ MARK J. TERRILL | Associated Press (2003) ]

Longtime NFL/college receivers coach; recently named Vikings receivers coach

72 Roman Oben, offensive tackle

NFL vice president, football operations (youth/high school strategy and college relations)

32 Michael Pittman, running back

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Michael Pittman
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Michael Pittman [ Times (2003) ]

Father of five; oldest son (Michael Jr.) is a Colts wide receiver

53 Shelton Quarles, linebacker

Director of football operations, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

97 Simeon Rice, defensive end

Independent filmmaker

99 Warren Sapp, defensive tackle

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp [ Times (2003) ]

Avid fisherman

51 Al Singleton, linebacker

Financial professional, investment management firm, Morris Plains, N.J.

26 Dwight Smith, cornerback

Full-time father (of four), resides in Wesley Chapel

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94 Greg Spires, defensive end

Last known to be residing in Cypress, Texas

9 Tom Tupa, punter

Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Tom Tupa
Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Tom Tupa [ Times (2003) ]

City recreation director, Brecksville, Ohio

67 Kenyatta Walker, offensive tackle

Last known to be residing in Meridian, Miss.

31 Tim Wansley, cornerback

Mentors and trains young athletes, embarking on food truck/catering business; resides in Dacula, Ga.

77 Todd Washington, offensive lineman

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Todd Washington captures video from Super Bowl 37 media day.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Todd Washington captures video from Super Bowl 37 media day. [ Times (2003) ]

Veteran pro/college offensive line coach, most recently with New York Jets

52 Nate Webster, linebacker

Convicted in 2012 on four counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor; sentenced reduced from 12 to 10 years in November 2013

41 Daniel Wilcox, tight end

Owner/CEO, Wilcox Custom Homes, Atlanta

86 Karl Williams, wide receiver

Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Karl Williams (86) returns a punt.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Karl Williams (86) returns a punt. [ KRT (2003) ]

Gym owner, resides in Dallas

96 Ellis Wyms, defensive end

Founder, Athletes for Computer Science, Houston

80 Todd Yoder, tight end

CXO, International Granite and Stone, Odessa

Coaches/front office

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Rich McKay
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Rich McKay [ Times (2003) ]

Coach Jon Gruden: Coach, Las Vegas Raiders

General manager Rich McKay: President and CEO, Atlanta Falcons

Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin: Player personnel analyst, Ole Miss

Offensive coordinator Bill Muir: Retired

Special teams coach Rich Bisaccia: Special teams coordinator, Las Vegas Raiders

Running backs coach Kirby Wilson: Running backs coach, Las Vegas Raiders

Receivers coach Richard Mann: Retired

Linebackers coach Joe Barry: Defensive pass game coordinator/linebackers coach, Los Angeles Chargers

Tight ends coach Art Valero: Retired

Defensive line coach Rod Marinelli: Defensive line coach, Las Vegas Raiders

Defensive backs coach Mike Tomlin: Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers

Missing in action

62 Jeff Christy, center

88 Rickey Dudley, tight end

58 Jack Golden, linebacker

25 Brian Kelly, cornerback

81 Charles Lee, wide receiver

23 Jermaine Phillips, safety

27 Aaron Stecker, running back

95 Ron Warner, defensive end

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