DT Marcus Jones
A reserve tackle in 1997, Jones played in just seven games as a disappointing 1996 first-round pick.
He broke out after being moved to end, with seven sacks in 1999 and 13 in 2000. After six seasons with the Bucs, Jones departed and signed with Buffalo while injured in 2002, but never played in another regular season game.
Marcus "The Darkness" Jones is a mixed martial arts fighter with a 4-1 record who is appearing on the television show 'Ultimate Fighter 10.'
DT Jason Maniecki
The former Wisconsin Badger's Bucs career lasted three seasons, ending in 1999 due to back injuries. A Buc fifth-round pick in 1996, Maniecki's best season came in 1997, when he appeared in 10 games and had one sack.
Maniecki is a Tampa-based high-end realtor.
DE/DT Tyoka Jackson
The Bucs made a find, plucking Jackson as a street free agent in 1996 after he played briefly with the Dolphins. He compiled 2.5 sacks off the bench as an valuable reserve along the line in 1997.
Jackson played 12 seasons and had 29 sacks during his career with the Rams (2001-2005) and Lions (2006), Bucs (1996-2000) and Dolphins (1995).
The former Nittany Lion founded the Jackson Investment Company 1995.
The Washington, DC-area company specializes in the purchase and development of residential real estate for urban renewal projects.
DE Eric Curry
The former first 1993 round-pick lost his starting job to Upshaw in 1996. Injured much of 1997, Curry spent injury-plagued seasons of 1998 to 2000 with the Jaguars.
Career numbers: seven seasons, 12.5 sacks (five his rookie year).
Curry resides in Jacksonville, the last stop of his career, with his family.
DE Steve White
White joined the Bucs in 1996 and received playing time when Eric Curry was placed on injured reserve in 1997. White played in 15 games with one start, appearing mainly on special teams in 1997. He started for the Bucs in 1999, and played a final season for the Jets under Herman Edwards in 2002.
White worked as a grad assistant working with defensive lineman at South Florida in 2005, and resides and coaches football in the Tampa Bay area.
MLB Greg Bellisari
Bellisari was Nickerson's backup for his only full NFL season in 1997. The rookie free agent played nearly exclusively on special teams. He was released during the 1998 season after appearing in two games.
The former Ohio State Buckeye is a medical doctor in Ohio. His younger brother, Steve, an OSU quarterback, would go on to be a draft pick of the Rams as a safety.
OLB Shelton Quarles
The CFL refugee earned a spot on special teams and backup outside linebacker as a rookie in 1997.
Quarles would go on to play ten seasons, starting on the strongside in 1999 until being moved to the middle in 2002 (earning his only Pro Bowl berth), where he would start for the Bucs until his final season in 2006.
Quarles works in the Buccaneers scouting department and has his own non-profit group.
OLB Alshermond Singleton
Singleton spent much of his 1997 rookie season on special teams, and blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown versus Arizona to help the Bucs reach 5-0.
Singleton was a useful role player until finally got his chance to start full-time in 2002 when Quarles moved to the middle, creating a vacancy at strong-side linebacker.
In 2003, Singleton signed with Dallas, where he played until his tenth and final NFL season in 2006.
Singleton owns Martinizing Dry Cleaners franchises in his home state of New Jersey.
OLB Jeff Gooch
The former free agent from Austin Peay took over as strong-side starter for Porter in 1998 after working as a backup (starting five games) and special teamer in 1997.
After his six year-run with the Bucs (1996-2001), Gooch had a second stint in Tampa Bay from 2004 to 2005 after two seasons in Detroit (2002-2003).
Gooch works in the scouting department of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
SS Kenny Gant
The 'Shark' spent three seasons (1995-1997) with the Bucs after signing from Dallas (1990-1994). Gant played in nickel and dime situations in Dallas, but was relegated nearly exclusively to special teams with the Bucs. In 1997, Gant appeared in nine games on Buc coverage units.
He would play eight NFL seasons and earned two Super Bowl rings with the Cowboys.
Gant played one season in the Regional Football League after his NFL days, and worked in the NFL coaching intern program with the Bucs in 2000.
Gant lives in the Tampa Bay area with his family.
CB Tyrone Leggett
The veteran special-teamer was briefly the Bucs nickelback in 1997, contributing a start and interception, until Floyd Young and, later, Ronde Barber, took the role.
Leggett played seven NFL seasons with the Bucs (1996-1997), 49ers (1998) and Saints (1992-1995).
In early 2000s, co-created Unity Development LLC with former Saints teammate Torrance Small. Unity Development was created as an investment vehicle for current and retired NFL players to invest. The company has a partnership with Wingate hotels.
CB Reggie Rusk
Rusk Began the 1997 as the Bucs' nickelback after appearing in one game as a rookie in 1996, but was released a few weeks into the season. Rusk played for the Seahawks the rest of 1997 and spent 1999 and 2000 with the Chargers.
Rusk owns Next Level Sports 25, an athlete training company in Texas.
CB Ronde Barber
The only active member of the 1997 defense, Barber is starting cornerback for the Buccaneers in his 13th season. In 1997, Barber became nickel back in the playoffs after playing in just one regular season game.
Since earning the starting job midway through his second season of 1998, Barber has compiled 37 interceptions for nearly 700 return yards, 23 sacks and seven touchdowns.
Barber enters the Bucs 2009 training camp back at starting cornerback.
CB Floyd Young
Young spent much of his four seasons (1997-2000) with the Bucs as the fourth corner. In 1997, he played in nickel and dime passing situations. Young signed with the Bears in 2001 and 2002, but was released and reached an injury settlement.
Young was part of the Bucs' Texas A&M Kingsville pipeline (Young, CB Al Harris, C/G Kevin Dogins, G Jorge Diaz, WR/KR Karl Williams).
Young signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL in 2003, and played in the Arena Football League in 2006 and 2007 with the Tampa Bay Storm and Orlando Predators.