Direct Connections! Tennessee Titans and Bucs have a lot in common


  • Titans Defensive Coordinator Jerry Gray was a cornerback in the NFL and played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1993.
  • Titans Special Teams Coach Alan Lowry coached with the Buccaneers in 1991 and served as the Special Teams/Tight Ends coach.
  • Buccaneers Coordinator of Pro Scouting and former LB Shelton Quarles hails from Nashville and started all four years at Vanderbilt. Buccaneers DT Albert Haynesworth played collegiately at the University of Tennessee and was later drafted in the first round by the Titans where he spent seven seasons (2002-08). He played in 90 games for the team and recorded 454 tackles and 24 sacks.
  • Titans LB Barrett Ruud was drafted by the Buccaneers in the second round (36th overall) in 2005 and played in 95 games over six seasons. He recorded 776 tackles, 5.0 sacks and six interceptions. Ruud led the Buccaneers in tackles his last four consecutive seasons with the Bucs, having the most tackles ever in a three-year span by a Tampa Bay player (2007-09 552 tackles, 2008-10 544 tackles).
  • Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount originally entered the NFL with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted rookie in 2010 before being claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers.
  • Buccaneers Defensive Quality Control Coach Tyrone Pettaway was the defensive assistant at the University of Tennessee in 2009.

  • Buccaneers rookie TE Luke Stocker played collegiately at the University of Tennessee.

  • Buccaneers CB Myron Lewis played collegiately at Vanderbilt University.

  • Titans S Chris Hope played collegiately at Florida State University.

  • Titans LB Colin McCarthy played collegiately at the University of Miami and is a native of Tampa, Florida.

  • Titans QB Rusty Smith is a native of Jacksonville, Florida, and played collegiately at Florida Atlantic University.

  • Buccaneers DE Adrian Clayborn and Titans DL Karl Klug played collegiately at the University of Iowa.

  • Buccaneers DT Brian Price and Titans CB Alterraun Verner played together at UCLA, winning the Sun Bowl in 2005.

  • Titans LB Ken Amato is a native of Miami, Florida.

  • Titans CB Cortland Finnegan is a native of Milton, Florida.

  • Titans RB Jamie Harper is a native of Jacksonville, Florida.

  • Titans RB Chris Johnson is a native of Orlando, Florida.

  • Titans LB Will Witherspoon is a native of Panama City, Florida.


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