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The 1976 National Football League (NFL) expansion draft was held March 30–31, 1976. The expansion teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, each selected 39 players from the other 26 NFL teams. When one player was chosen from an existing team, that team was then permitted to protect two additional players. The expansion teams continued until three players had been picked from each of the existing teams.[1] The expansion draft was originally scheduled for January 23–24, but was postponed when the owners of the Seahawks and Buccaneers filed a lawsuit against the players' union with worries that the organization would try to prevent the draft. The court case delayed both the expansion draft and the annual college draft.[2] Seattle selections[edit]

Player Position College Original NFL team

Wayne Baker DT BYU San Francisco 49ers

Carl Barisich DT Princeton Cleveland Browns

Nick Bebout OT Wyoming Atlanta Falcons

Lyle Blackwood DB TCU Cincinnati Bengals

Ed Bradley LB Wake Forest Pittsburgh Steelers

Dave Brown DB Michigan Pittsburgh Steelers

Don Clune WR Pennsylvania New York Giants

Rondy Colbert DB Lamar New York Giants

Dwayne Crump DB Fresno State St. Louis Cardinals

Mike Curtis LB Duke Baltimore Colts

Jerry Davis DB Morris Brown New York Jets

John Demarie OG LSU Cleveland Browns

Norm Evans OT TCU Miami Dolphins

Ken Geddes LB Nebraska Los Angeles Rams

Neil Graff QB Wisconsin New England Patriots

Don Hansen LB Illinois Atlanta Falcons

Gary Hayman RB Penn State Buffalo Bills

Fred Hoaglin C Pittsburgh Houston Oilers

Ron Howard TE Seattle Dallas Cowboys

Ken Hutcherson LB Livingston State Green Bay Packers

Gordon Jolley OT Utah Detroit Lions

Gary Keithley QB Texas-El Paso St. Louis Cardinals

Art Kuehn C UCLA Washington Redskins

Kerry Marbury RB West Virginia New England Patriots

Al Matthews DB Texas A&I Green Bay Packers

Sam McCullum WR Montana State Minnesota Vikings

John McMakin TE Clemson Detroit Lions

Eddie McMillan DB Florida State Los Angeles Rams

Bill Olds RB Nebraska Baltimore Colts

Jesse O'Neal DE Grambling State Houston Oilers

Joe Owens DE Alcorn State New Orleans Saints

Bob Penchion OG Alcorn State San Francisco 49ers

Bob Picard WR Eastern Washington State Philadelphia Eagles

Rocky Rasley OG Oregon State Kansas City Chiefs

Steve Taylor DB Georgia Denver Broncos

Dave Tipton DE Stanford San Diego Chargers

Charles Waddell TE North Carolina San Diego Chargers

Larry Woods DT Tennessee State New York Jets

Roland Woolsey DB Boise State Dallas Cowboys

Tampa Bay selections[edit]

Player Position College Original NFL team

Larry Ball LB Louisville Detroit Lions

Joe Blahak DB Nebraska Minnesota Vikings

Bubba Bridges DT Colorado Denver Broncos

Bubba Broussard LB Houston Chicago Bears

Louis Carter RB Maryland Oakland Raiders

Steve Colavito LB Wake Forest Philadelphia Eagles

Mark Cotney DB Cameron State Houston Oilers

Mike Current OT Ohio State Denver Broncos

Anthony Davis RB USC New York Jets

Ricky Davis DB Alabama Cincinnati Bengals

Earl Douthitt DB Iowa Chicago Bears

Bruce Elia LB Ohio State Miami Dolphins

Larry Ely LB Iowa Chicago Bears

Howard Fest OG Texas Cincinnati Bengals

Ira Gordon OG Kansas State San Diego Chargers

Jimmy Gunn LB USC New York Giants

Harold Hart RB Texas Southern Oakland Raiders

Durwood Keeton DB Oklahoma New England Patriots

Jim Kearney DB Prairie View Kansas City Chiefs

Vince Kendrick RB Florida Atlanta Falcons

Morris LaGrand RB Tampa New Orleans Saints

Willie McGee WR Alcorn State Los Angeles Rams

John (J.K.) McKay WR USC Cleveland Browns

Bob Moore TE Stanford Oakland Raiders

Manfred Moore RB USC San Francisco 49ers

Frank Oliver DB Kentucky State Buffalo Bills

Dave Pear DT Washington Baltimore Colts

Cal Peterson LB UCLA Dallas Cowboys

Dave Reavis OT Arkansas Pittsburgh Steelers

Council Rudolph DE Kentucky State St. Louis Cardinals

Dan Ryczek C Virginia Washington Redskins

Barry Smith WR Florida State Green Bay Packers

Ken Stone DB Vanderbilt Washington Redskins

Doug Swift LB Amherst Miami Dolphins

Dave Thompson OT-C Clemson New Orleans Saints

Pat Toomay DE Vanderbilt Buffalo Bills

John Ward C-OG Oklahoma State Minnesota Vikings

Lawrence Williams WR Texas Tech Kansas City Chiefs

Dan Yochum OT Syracuse Philadelphia Eagles

References[edit]

^ "1976 NFL Expansion Draft". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-24.  ^ "Drafts delayed by Bucs". St. Petersburg Times. 14 January 1976. Retrieved 9 February 2009. 

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See also

List of first overall National Football League draft picks Mr. Irrelevant List of NFL supplemental draft picks

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Seattle Seahawks

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1988 1999 2004 2005 2006 2007 2010 2013 2014 2016

Conference championships (3)

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League championships (1)

2013 (XLVIII)

Retired numbers

12 45 71 80 96

Current league affiliations

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Seasons (42)

1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Founded in 1976 Based and headquartered in Tampa, Florida

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2002

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2002 (XXXVII)

Hall of Fame members

Lee Roy Selmon Steve Young Randall McDaniel Warren Sapp Derrick Brooks Tim Brown Ron Wolf

Retired numbers

55 63 99

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League Conference: National Football Conference Division: South Division

Seasons (43)

1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Championship sea

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