On Sunday in Seattle, left tackle Donald Penn will make his 100th consecutive start for the Buccaneers, becoming just the fifth player in team history to achieve that feat. Here is the exclusive Buccaneers Century Club:
A true iron man, cornerback Ronde Barber never missed a game due to injury during his entire 16-year NFL career, which was spent exclusively with the Buccaneers. Barber played in just one game as a rookie in 1997 but moved into the starting lineup midway through the 1998 campaign. His consecutive starts streak actually began in 1999, however, because he did not start in the ninth game of that campaign, against Kansas City on Nov. 14. On Nov. 21, 1999, Barber started in a home win over Atlanta, and he would never miss another opening snap until his retirement after the 2012 season. Barber's streak is not only a franchise record, it also represents the longest starting run for any cornerback in NFL history. He started the first game of 2012 at cornerback to extend that streak to 200, then spent the rest of his final season starting at safety.