Connections! Quantum, Psychic or Other, these coincidences between the Bucs and Panthers are REAL!

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        • Buccaneers Running Backs Coach Steve Logan served as East Carolina University’s running backs coach in 1989, co-               offensive coordinator from 1990-91, and head coach from 1992-2002.

  • • Panthers Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski was a three-year starter at tight end for the University of Miami from 1986-90, and from 1994-2003 coached at his alma mater. Chudzinski spent three seasons as an offensive coordinator, five as a tight ends coach and two as a graduate assistant

    • Panthers Director of Communications Charlie Dayton was the Buccaneers’ assistant director of public relations during Tampa Bay’s first season in 1976.

    Panthers Defensive Backfield Coach Ron Meeks coached at the University of Miami.

  • Panthers Quarterbacks Coach Mike Shula was drafted by the Buccaneers in 1987 in the 12th round (313th overall) and was the offensive assistant with the Buccaneers in from 1988-1990 and the offensive coordinator with the Buccaneers from 1996-1999.

  • Buccaneers DE Da’Quan Bowers is a native of Bamberg, South Carolina and attended Bamberg- Ehrhardt High School and played collegiately at Clemson University.

  • Buccaneers K Connor Barth is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, attending Hoggard High School and playing collegiately at the University of North Carolina from 2004-07.

  • Panthers tight ends Greg Olsen and Jeremy Shockey played at the University of Miami, where each overlapped with Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow.

  • Buccaneers S Corey Lynch played collegiately at Appalachian State from 2003-07 where he played with Panthers WR Armanti Edwards.

  • Buccaneers C/G Ted Larsen played collegiately at North Carolina State University from 2005-09.

  • Buccaneers T James Lee played collegiately at South Carolina State University from 2006-07.

  • Buccaneers TE Zack Pianalto played collegiately at the University of North Carolina from 2007-


  • Buccaneers LB Dekoda Watson is a native of Aiken, South Carolina and attended South Aiken High School.

  • Buccaneers DT Albert Haynesworth is a native of Hartsville, South Carolina and attended Hartsville High School.

  • Panthers CB Chris Gamble is a native of Sunrise, Florida, and attended Dillard High School.

  • Panthers CB Darius Butler is a native of Tamarac, Florida and played at Coral Springs Charter High School.

  • Panthers K Olindo Mare is a native of Cooper City, Florida and attended Cooper City High School.

  • Panthers LB Kion Wilson is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and played collegiately at the University of South Florida from 2006-2010.

  • Buccaneers CB Elbert Mack and Panthers S Sherrod Martin played together at Troy University.



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