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Malcolm Glazer
Owner/President

When Malcolm Glazer triumphantly hoisted the Lombardi Trophy on January 26, 2003, after his Tampa Bay Buccaneers emphatically defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII, his celebratory smile signified to a world-wide audience that the Buccaneers had indeed arrived.

That world championship – the franchise’s first in its then 27-year history – marked the fulfillment of a vow by Glazer and his family to not only restore the long-lost success of Tampa’s much-beloved franchise, but to in fact, surpass all previous standards by capturing the team’s first Super Bowl Championship.

A dynamic business leader, Glazer has, through his dedication and diligence, helped mold the Buccaneers into a model franchise, one respected league-wide and one other sports franchises endeavor to emulate.

Since being purchased by Glazer on January 16, 1995, the Buccaneers franchise has experienced a dramatic upswing in its fortunes, earning seven playoff berths, five playoff wins, and capturing its first Super Bowl championship. In 2005, the team notched its 100th overall victory with the Glazers at the helm. Prior to the Glazer family’s ownership, the Buccaneers had won just 87 games in 19 seasons, posting just a .300 winning percentage. In addition, the Buccaneers’ have seen seven playoff appearances since 1999, whereas, previously, the franchise had advanced to the postseason just three times in the previous 19 years, from 1976-94.

Tampa Bay also eclipsed the club record for wins in a regular season with 12 in 2002. In fact, the top five single-season win totals in club history have all come under Glazer’s stewardship, and Tampa Bay was the only team in the league to play in the postseason each year from 1999 to 2002. The 2007 campaign saw the Buccaneers claim their third NFC South Division title in six years, the sixth division crown in franchise history.

“Outside of the Xs and Os, Mr. Glazer is why we’re here,” said former Pro Bowl Tampa Bay FB Mike Alstott. “He came in and built the franchise up, allowed us to get some players in here that cared about winning. It has to start from the owner if you’re going to get anywhere and be competitive in this league.”

In one of the family’s first personnel moves as franchise owners, Tony Dungy was selected as head coach to help bring new vitality to the organization. The Glazer family gave Dungy his first head coaching opportunity, and, in return, Dungy helped turn the struggling Buccaneers into contenders, and is credited, along with then-defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, with the development of the famous Tampa 2 defensive scheme.

Glazer orchestrated a bold trade with the Oakland Raiders for the Buccaneers’ next head coach, Jon Gruden, who joined the team on February 18, 2002. The daring move paid dividends, as Gruden led Tampa Bay to its first world championship in Super Bowl XXXVII – the youngest head coach in league history to win a Super Bowl and the first veteran head coach ever to lead his team to a world championship in his first season with a new team. In his tenure, Gruden also helped bring a total of three division championships (2002, 2005, 2007) to Tampa Bay.

With his first Super Bowl title in hand, Glazer set his sights on continued success and that drive led to another significant improvement. On March 17, 2004, the Buccaneers unveiled plans for their new, 136,320 square-foot state-of-the-art training center. The new facility, considered the largest free-standing training structure of its kind in professional sports at the time, opened to rave reviews in August of 2006, following training camp.

The spectacular and innovative facility, which is located mere blocks from Raymond James Stadium, includes a breathtaking entrance featuring the world’s largest football, towering nearly five stories tall. One Buccaneer Place, as it is called, provides the ideal training environment to continue Tampa Bay’s winning tradition.

“Just like our stadium, our new training facility and administrative offices are the finest in the NFL,” Glazer says. “To ensure that our facility would be the best, we sent our football and administrative staffers to visit what we felt were the best NFL training facilities and, in some cases, the best collegiate facilities in the country. We instructed our people to take notes and photographs, and to design their respective areas the way they wanted them to be once the facility was finished. The information our people returned with was amazing. We then took that information, presented it to the architects, and let them create the NFL’s best training facility.”

In 2012, the Glazer family undertook the critical task of selecting the next head coach for the Buccaneers. The exhaustive search left no stone unturned in the hunt for the man most capable of maximizing the young team’s talent, and when Greg Schiano’s hire was announced on January 26, the move was hailed as an innovative and outside-the-box solution. Schiano, known for instilling integrity and discipline, joined the Buccaneers from Rutgers University, where he served as the head coach from 2001-11. Schiano was single-handedly credited with putting the program on the map. The Glazer family’s decision signaled a commitment to moving the Buccaneers forward into a successful future.

Indeed, in 2013, the team showed growth and great potential, ending the season with the top rushing defense in the league and setting several franchise records, including the club’s first-ever 4,000-yard passing season (Josh Freeman; 4,065) and top rushing total for a rookie (Doug Martin; 1,454). Three Buccaneers – Gerald McCoy, Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin – were elected to the Pro Bowl following the season, and three rookie draft picks – Mark Barron, Doug Martin and Lavonte David – were named to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team.

Known among his league peers for years as a pioneering thinker, Glazer has infused his team and employees with the determination and dedication to be the best in the NFL. Glazer’s commitment to building a championship organization has provided the foundation for continued success, on and off the field. That success resulted in a vast and enthusiastic following that has been unmatched in franchise history.

Glazer has successfully constructed a multi-faceted plan, which calls for stable ownership, a talented coaching staff, knowledgeable personnel executives, and a solid business partnership within the Tampa/St. Petersburg communities. The most visible aspect of this plan’s success is Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium. The home of the Buccaneers offers an unmatched game-day atmosphere for fans and players alike. In the fall of 2006, FoxSports.com named Raymond James Stadium the best in the National Football League. In addition, the stadium was rated as having the second-best natural grass turf in the League in 2010 and 2008, according to a biennial survey conducted of the league’s players. The home of the Buccaneers has also ranked first in four previous surveys, since RJS opened in 1998.

Glazer has devoted a significant amount of time working to make the organization more fan-friendly by greatly increasing fan activities at Buccaneers home games, through the expansion of the club’s community relations and special events departments. His mandate to enhance the team’s visibility in the community was reflected through increased appearances by Buccaneers players, coaches, cheerleaders and front office officials in recent years.

“It is important for us to succeed on the field, but I want us to be good citizens in our community as well,” Glazer says. “We are role models. Children and adults look up to us. I want us to set the right example.”

Glazer’s input has been sought on the league level as well, as evidenced by his time serving on the NFL’s Finance Committee. He has also played a major role in Tampa becoming a host for the Super Bowl on several occasions. In May 2005, the Bay Area was awarded Super Bowl XLIII, marking the second time during Glazer’s ownership the area welcomed the world’s most spectacular event. Glazer played a significant role in helping to land each of the Super Bowls to Raymond James Stadium.

In May 2009, the Glazer family was honored with the prestigious Gonzmart Family Ambassador of the Year Award, as part of the 26th annual National Tourism Week, presented by Tampa Bay & Company. The Ambassador award was presented to the Glazer Family in recognition of their efforts to help the tourism industry in the Bay area, as well as their impact on the community overall. One very prominent example of the Glazer Family’s impact in Tampa Bay in 2009 was the hosting of Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium on February 1, 2009.

During the 1999 offseason, Glazer launched the much-anticipated Glazer Family Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting charitable and educational causes in the Tampa Bay community. In its 14 years of existence, the Foundation has donated millions in programs, tickets, grants and in-kind contributions. The Foundation gifted $5 million toward the construction of a new children’s museum—The Glazer Children’s Museum—in downtown Tampa, which opened on September 25, 2010. For its wide-reaching charitable efforts, The Tampa Bay Sports Commission named the Glazer Family Foundation the Foundation of the Year at the inaugural Sneaker Soiree held in June 2011.

The Glazer Family Foundation continues to support a wide variety of community programs throughout the Tampa Bay area. The Foundation has donated grant money to more than 175 non-profit organizations, provided more than two million Buccaneer bookmarks to public libraries throughout seven Bay area counties and supplied 20,000 backpacks to more than 130 organizations for its back-to-school program. The Foundation has also played a crucial role in the continued development of two local NFL Y.E.T. Centers, recently supplying the funding for the newly constructed Glazer Family Fields at Jackson Heights and Mort Park.

In 2009, the Glazer Family Foundation introduced a new initiative: the Vision Mobile. The Vision Mobile is an extension of the Glazer Family Foundation’s Vision Program, a program to provide local schoolchildren with an opportunity to have vision problems identified. Malcolm Glazer benefited from vision services as a student, and as a result he adopted the Vision Program in 2006 to ensure that local youth received vision screening support. The Vision Mobile provides the next step in vision services to not only detect, but correct students’ ability to see, providing comprehensive vision exams and prescription glasses to children at no charge. Since 2010, the program has conducted over 4,000 free comprehensive eye exams and given out over 4,000 pairs of glasses.

Glazer’s philanthropic and charitable activities have also included the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, an organization that promotes amateur sports activities. Glazer has committed $2 million dollars to the Commission.

In 2005, Glazer purchased the world’s most popular and valuable sports team, Manchester United. The club has captured five Premier League titles (2007-09, 2011 and 2013), as well as the 2008 Champions League title.

Born in Rochester, New York as one of seven children, Glazer took over the family watch-parts business at age 15 following the death of his father. A successful entrepreneur, Glazer first expanded the company, and then continued his foray into the professional world, investing in other businesses. Glazer owns, has owned or has been a substantial shareholder of a diverse portfolio of international holdings and public companies, including: First Allied, Zapata Corporation, Houlihan’s Restaurant Chain, Harley Davidson, Formica, Tonka, Specialty Equipment and Omega Protein.

A resident of Palm Beach, Florida, Glazer and his wife, Linda, have six children and 14 grandchildren.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Franchise
(BEFORE AND AFTER)

  PRIOR TO GLAZER OWNERSHIP BUCS WITH GLAZER FAMILY
  (1976-94) (1995-2009)
CATEGORY 19 SEASONS 15 SEASONS
World Championships 0 1
NFC Championship Game Appearances 1 2
Regular Season Record 87-204-1 121-119
Winning Seasons 3 8
Playoff Appearances 3 7
10-Win Seasons 1 5
Division Titles 2 4
Playoff Victories 1 5
Home Playoff Games 2 5
Home Playoff Victories 1 3
Pro Bowl Honors 18 59
AP All-Pro First-Team Honors 2 19
Sellout Percentage 28% 84%
Final Top 10 in Total Defense 3 11

Malcolm Glazer’s
Reconstruction of the Buccaneers

In 1995, Malcolm Glazer paid a record price for a professional football team that had a 19-year winning percentage of .307. Nevertheless, he predicted success on the field; in fact, practically his first words uttered as new owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were, “We expect to be winners.”

Eight years later, the Buccaneers reached the top of the NFL world with their first Super Bowl victory on January 26, 2003 over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. The team has enjoyed one of the most remarkable turnarounds in recent sports history. Below is a chronology of the events that led to the Buccaneers being termed a “model franchise” in the NFL.

Just months after buying the team, Glazer announces that his first priority is to build a new state-of-the-art stadium in the Tampa Bay area.

On January 22, 1996, Glazer hires Tony Dungy as the sixth head coach in team history, proclaiming the former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator as “not only one of the finest coaches, but one of the finest people in the NFL.” Glazer’s words seem prophetic as Dungy directs the team to a 10-6 record in 1997 and a then club-record 11-5 mark in 1999 en route to Tampa Bay’s first NFC Central Division title in 18 years.

On April 9, 1997, the Buccaneers unveil new uniforms sporting primary colors of red and pewter. The team’s new look is enthusiastically embraced by players and fans.

In his continuing efforts to transform the organization into one of the league’s model franchises, Glazer undertakes a complete overhaul of the team’s front office in 1996, greatly expanding the sales and marketing staffs to meet the team’s growing demands.

Glazer shows his long-term commitment to bringing a championship to Tampa Bay by extending the contracts of key football personnel in 1998. Beginning with a new five-year deal for Dungy, Glazer also locks up General Manager Rich McKay and cornerstone player DT Warren Sapp. The Bucs then sign FB Mike Alstott, LB Derrick Brooks and S John Lynch, among others, to long-term deals.

Glazer and his sons open Raymond James Stadium in grand style with a 27-15 victory over the Chicago Bears before a crowd of 66,321 fans. After trailing 15-0 at halftime, the Buccaneers storm back with 27 unanswered points to defeat the Bears. Tampa Bay’s win is the first of 32 in 42 games over five seasons at RJS.

After signing Pro Bowl linemen Jeff Christy and Randall McDaniel to shore up the offensive line, Glazer gives McKay the go-ahead to trade both 2000 first-round picks to the New York Jets for WR Keyshawn Johnson. The Buccaneers then sign Johnson to an eight-year contract.

Tampa Bay lands two of the biggest names on the free-agent market in 2001, signing Pro Bowlers QB Brad Johnson and DE Simeon Rice to five-year contracts.

The Buccaneers name Jon Gruden the seventh coach in team history on February 18, 2002.

Tampa Bay completes the busiest offseason in team history by signing Pro Bowl WR Keenan McCardell on June 8, 2002. McCardell joins several other acquisitions, including RB Michael Pittman, WR Joe Jurevicius, Pro Bowl TE Ken Dilger, G Kerry Jenkins and T Roman Oben.

The Buccaneers advance to their first-ever Super Bowl with a convincing 27-10 victory in the NFC Championship Game over the Philadelphia Eagles in the final game at Veterans Stadium on January 19, 2003.

Tampa Bay defeats the Oakland Raiders, 48-21, on January 26, 2003, in Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium to give the Buccaneers their first-ever Super Bowl title.

Bruce Allen, the 2002 NFL Executive of the Year, is named the third General Manager in club history on January 9, 2004. Allen joins Tampa Bay after spending the previous nine seasons (1995-2003) with the Oakland Raiders, helping the team to three division titles, two AFC Championship Game appearances and a berth in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Tampa Bay reclaims one of the greatest players in club history by naming Doug Williams personnel executive for the team on February 12, 2004. A former first-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in the 1978 NFL Draft (17th overall), Williams led the Buccaneers to the first three playoff appearances in team history (1979, 1981 and 1982), including an appearance in the 1979 NFC Championship Game in just the club’s fourth year of existence.

Tampa Bay defeats the New Orleans Saints 27-13 in the final game of the 2005 regular season (1/1/06) to claim its second NFC South division title in four seasons. The division title is the fifth in Buccaneers history, and third in 11 years under Glazer.

In August 2006, the Buccaneers open their new, 136,320 square-foot world class training facility, featuring its signature five-story high football at the entranceway. According to industry sources, the new facility is the largest free standing training structure of its kind in professional sports.

Tampa Bay captures its third NFC South division title in six seasons with a 37-3 victory over Atlanta (12/16/07) at Raymond James Stadium. The division title is the sixth in Buccaneers history, and fourth in 13 years under Glazer.

In January of 2009, Glazer and his family make the bold decision to hire Raheem Morris, one of the league’s best young talents. Morris becomes the youngest head coach in the National Football League upon his appointment on January 17, 2009. In addition, the family continued to upgrade off the field by naming long-time Director of Pro Personnel Mark Dominik as the fourth general manager in club history.

When Malcolm Glazer triumphantly hoisted the Lombardi Trophy on January 26, 2003, after his Tampa Bay Buccaneers emphatically defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII, his celebratory smile signified to a world-wide audience that the Buccaneers had indeed arrived.

That world championship – the franchise’s first in its then 27-year history – marked the fulfillment of a vow by Glazer and his family to not only restore the long-lost success of Tampa’s much-beloved franchise, but to in fact, surpass all previous standards by capturing the team’s first Super Bowl Championship.

A dynamic business leader, Glazer has, through his dedication and diligence, helped mold the Buccaneers into a model franchise, one respected league-wide and one other sports franchises endeavor to emulate.

Since being purchased by Glazer on January 16, 1995, the Buccaneers franchise has experienced a dramatic upswing in its fortunes, earning seven playoff berths, five playoff wins, and capturing its first Super Bowl championship. In 2005, the team notched its 100th overall victory with the Glazers at the helm. Prior to the Glazer family’s ownership, the Buccaneers had won just 87 games in 19 seasons, posting just a .300 winning percentage. In addition, the Buccaneers’ have seen seven playoff appearances since 1999, whereas, previously, the franchise had advanced to the postseason just three times in the previous 19 years, from 1976-94.

Tampa Bay also eclipsed the club record for wins in a regular season with 12 in 2002. In fact, the top five single-season win totals in club history have all come under Glazer’s stewardship, and Tampa Bay was the only team in the league to play in the postseason each year from 1999 to 2002. The 2007 campaign saw the Buccaneers claim their third NFC South Division title in six years, the sixth division crown in franchise history.

“Outside of the Xs and Os, Mr. Glazer is why we’re here,” said former Pro Bowl Tampa Bay FB Mike Alstott. “He came in and built the franchise up, allowed us to get some players in here that cared about winning. It has to start from the owner if you’re going to get anywhere and be competitive in this league.”

In one of the family’s first personnel moves as franchise owners, Tony Dungy was selected as head coach to help bring new vitality to the organization. The Glazer family gave Dungy his first head coaching opportunity, and, in return, Dungy helped turn the struggling Buccaneers into contenders, and is credited, along with then-defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, with the development of the famous Tampa 2 defensive scheme.

Glazer orchestrated a bold trade with the Oakland Raiders for the Buccaneers’ next head coach, Jon Gruden, who joined the team on February 18, 2002. The daring move paid dividends, as Gruden led Tampa Bay to its first world championship in Super Bowl XXXVII – the youngest head coach in league history to win a Super Bowl and the first veteran head coach ever to lead his team to a world championship in his first season with a new team. In his tenure, Gruden also helped bring a total of three division championships (2002, 2005, 2007) to Tampa Bay.

With his first Super Bowl title in hand, Glazer set his sights on continued success and that drive led to another significant improvement. On March 17, 2004, the Buccaneers unveiled plans for their new, 136,320 square-foot state-of-the-art training center. The new facility, considered the largest free-standing training structure of its kind in professional sports at the time, opened to rave reviews in August of 2006, following training camp.

The spectacular and innovative facility, which is located mere blocks from Raymond James Stadium, includes a breathtaking entrance featuring the world’s largest football, towering nearly five stories tall. One Buccaneer Place, as it is called, provides the ideal training environment to continue Tampa Bay’s winning tradition.

“Just like our stadium, our new training facility and administrative offices are the finest in the NFL,” Glazer says. “To ensure that our facility would be the best, we sent our football and administrative staffers to visit what we felt were the best NFL training facilities and, in some cases, the best collegiate facilities in the country. We instructed our people to take notes and photographs, and to design their respective areas the way they wanted them to be once the facility was finished. The information our people returned with was amazing. We then took that information, presented it to the architects, and let them create the NFL’s best training facility.”

In 2012, the Glazer family undertook the critical task of selecting the next head coach for the Buccaneers. The exhaustive search left no stone unturned in the hunt for the man most capable of maximizing the young team’s talent, and when Greg Schiano’s hire was announced on January 26, the move was hailed as an innovative and outside-the-box solution. Schiano, known for instilling integrity and discipline, joined the Buccaneers from Rutgers University, where he served as the head coach from 2001-11. Schiano was single-handedly credited with putting the program on the map. The Glazer family’s decision signaled a commitment to moving the Buccaneers forward into a successful future.

Indeed, in 2013, the team showed growth and great potential, ending the season with the top rushing defense in the league and setting several franchise records, including the club’s first-ever 4,000-yard passing season (Josh Freeman; 4,065) and top rushing total for a rookie (Doug Martin; 1,454). Three Buccaneers – Gerald McCoy, Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin – were elected to the Pro Bowl following the season, and three rookie draft picks – Mark Barron, Doug Martin and Lavonte David – were named to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team.

Known among his league peers for years as a pioneering thinker, Glazer has infused his team and employees with the determination and dedication to be the best in the NFL. Glazer’s commitment to building a championship organization has provided the foundation for continued success, on and off the field. That success resulted in a vast and enthusiastic following that has been unmatched in franchise history.

Glazer has successfully constructed a multi-faceted plan, which calls for stable ownership, a talented coaching staff, knowledgeable personnel executives, and a solid business partnership within the Tampa/St. Petersburg communities. The most visible aspect of this plan’s success is Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium. The home of the Buccaneers offers an unmatched game-day atmosphere for fans and players alike. In the fall of 2006, FoxSports.com named Raymond James Stadium the best in the National Football League. In addition, the stadium was rated as having the second-best natural grass turf in the League in 2010 and 2008, according to a biennial survey conducted of the league’s players. The home of the Buccaneers has also ranked first in four previous surveys, since RJS opened in 1998.

Glazer has devoted a significant amount of time working to make the organization more fan-friendly by greatly increasing fan activities at Buccaneers home games, through the expansion of the club’s community relations and special events departments. His mandate to enhance the team’s visibility in the community was reflected through increased appearances by Buccaneers players, coaches, cheerleaders and front office officials in recent years.

“It is important for us to succeed on the field, but I want us to be good citizens in our community as well,” Glazer says. “We are role models. Children and adults look up to us. I want us to set the right example.”

Glazer’s input has been sought on the league level as well, as evidenced by his time serving on the NFL’s Finance Committee. He has also played a major role in Tampa becoming a host for the Super Bowl on several occasions. In May 2005, the Bay Area was awarded Super Bowl XLIII, marking the second time during Glazer’s ownership the area welcomed the world’s most spectacular event. Glazer played a significant role in helping to land each of the Super Bowls to Raymond James Stadium.

In May 2009, the Glazer family was honored with the prestigious Gonzmart Family Ambassador of the Year Award, as part of the 26th annual National Tourism Week, presented by Tampa Bay & Company. The Ambassador award was presented to the Glazer Family in recognition of their efforts to help the tourism industry in the Bay area, as well as their impact on the community overall. One very prominent example of the Glazer Family’s impact in Tampa Bay in 2009 was the hosting of Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium on February 1, 2009.

During the 1999 offseason, Glazer launched the much-anticipated Glazer Family Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting charitable and educational causes in the Tampa Bay community. In its 14 years of existence, the Foundation has donated millions in programs, tickets, grants and in-kind contributions. The Foundation gifted $5 million toward the construction of a new children’s museum—The Glazer Children’s Museum—in downtown Tampa, which opened on September 25, 2010. For its wide-reaching charitable efforts, The Tampa Bay Sports Commission named the Glazer Family Foundation the Foundation of the Year at the inaugural Sneaker Soiree held in June 2011.

The Glazer Family Foundation continues to support a wide variety of community programs throughout the Tampa Bay area. The Foundation has donated grant money to more than 175 non-profit organizations, provided more than two million Buccaneer bookmarks to public libraries throughout seven Bay area counties and supplied 20,000 backpacks to more than 130 organizations for its back-to-school program. The Foundation has also played a crucial role in the continued development of two local NFL Y.E.T. Centers, recently supplying the funding for the newly constructed Glazer Family Fields at Jackson Heights and Mort Park.

In 2009, the Glazer Family Foundation introduced a new initiative: the Vision Mobile. The Vision Mobile is an extension of the Glazer Family Foundation’s Vision Program, a program to provide local schoolchildren with an opportunity to have vision problems identified. Malcolm Glazer benefited from vision services as a student, and as a result he adopted the Vision Program in 2006 to ensure that local youth received vision screening support. The Vision Mobile provides the next step in vision services to not only detect, but correct students’ ability to see, providing comprehensive vision exams and prescription glasses to children at no charge. Since 2010, the program has conducted over 4,000 free comprehensive eye exams and given out over 4,000 pairs of glasses.

Glazer’s philanthropic and charitable activities have also included the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, an organization that promotes amateur sports activities. Glazer has committed $2 million dollars to the Commission.

In 2005, Glazer purchased the world’s most popular and valuable sports team, Manchester United. The club has captured five Premier League titles (2007-09, 2011 and 2013), as well as the 2008 Champions League title.

Born in Rochester, New York as one of seven children, Glazer took over the family watch-parts business at age 15 following the death of his father. A successful entrepreneur, Glazer first expanded the company, and then continued his foray into the professional world, investing in other businesses. Glazer owns, has owned or has been a substantial shareholder of a diverse portfolio of international holdings and public companies, including: First Allied, Zapata Corporation, Houlihan’s Restaurant Chain, Harley Davidson, Formica, Tonka, Specialty Equipment and Omega Protein.

A resident of Palm Beach, Florida, Glazer and his wife, Linda, have six children and 14 grandchildren.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Franchise
(BEFORE AND AFTER)

  PRIOR TO GLAZER OWNERSHIP BUCS WITH GLAZER FAMILY
  (1976-94) (1995-2009)
CATEGORY 19 SEASONS 15 SEASONS
World Championships 0 1
NFC Championship Game Appearances 1 2
Regular Season Record 87-204-1 121-119
Winning Seasons 3 8
Playoff Appearances 3 7
10-Win Seasons 1 5
Division Titles 2 4
Playoff Victories 1 5
Home Playoff Games 2 5
Home Playoff Victories 1 3
Pro Bowl Honors 18 59
AP All-Pro First-Team Honors 2 19
Sellout Percentage 28% 84%
Final Top 10 in Total Defense 3 11

Malcolm Glazer’s
Reconstruction of the Buccaneers

In 1995, Malcolm Glazer paid a record price for a professional football team that had a 19-year winning percentage of .307. Nevertheless, he predicted success on the field; in fact, practically his first words uttered as new owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were, “We expect to be winners.”

Eight years later, the Buccaneers reached the top of the NFL world with their first Super Bowl victory on January 26, 2003 over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. The team has enjoyed one of the most remarkable turnarounds in recent sports history. Below is a chronology of the events that led to the Buccaneers being termed a “model franchise” in the NFL.

Just months after buying the team, Glazer announces that his first priority is to build a new state-of-the-art stadium in the Tampa Bay area.

On January 22, 1996, Glazer hires Tony Dungy as the sixth head coach in team history, proclaiming the former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator as “not only one of the finest coaches, but one of the finest people in the NFL.” Glazer’s words seem prophetic as Dungy directs the team to a 10-6 record in 1997 and a then club-record 11-5 mark in 1999 en route to Tampa Bay’s first NFC Central Division title in 18 years.

On April 9, 1997, the Buccaneers unveil new uniforms sporting primary colors of red and pewter. The team’s new look is enthusiastically embraced by players and fans.

In his continuing efforts to transform the organization into one of the league’s model franchises, Glazer undertakes a complete overhaul of the team’s front office in 1996, greatly expanding the sales and marketing staffs to meet the team’s growing demands.

Glazer shows his long-term commitment to bringing a championship to Tampa Bay by extending the contracts of key football personnel in 1998. Beginning with a new five-year deal for Dungy, Glazer also locks up General Manager Rich McKay and cornerstone player DT Warren Sapp. The Bucs then sign FB Mike Alstott, LB Derrick Brooks and S John Lynch, among others, to long-term deals.

Glazer and his sons open Raymond James Stadium in grand style with a 27-15 victory over the Chicago Bears before a crowd of 66,321 fans. After trailing 15-0 at halftime, the Buccaneers storm back with 27 unanswered points to defeat the Bears. Tampa Bay’s win is the first of 32 in 42 games over five seasons at RJS.

After signing Pro Bowl linemen Jeff Christy and Randall McDaniel to shore up the offensive line, Glazer gives McKay the go-ahead to trade both 2000 first-round picks to the New York Jets for WR Keyshawn Johnson. The Buccaneers then sign Johnson to an eight-year contract.

Tampa Bay lands two of the biggest names on the free-agent market in 2001, signing Pro Bowlers QB Brad Johnson and DE Simeon Rice to five-year contracts.

The Buccaneers name Jon Gruden the seventh coach in team history on February 18, 2002.

Tampa Bay completes the busiest offseason in team history by signing Pro Bowl WR Keenan McCardell on June 8, 2002. McCardell joins several other acquisitions, including RB Michael Pittman, WR Joe Jurevicius, Pro Bowl TE Ken Dilger, G Kerry Jenkins and T Roman Oben.

The Buccaneers advance to their first-ever Super Bowl with a convincing 27-10 victory in the NFC Championship Game over the Philadelphia Eagles in the final game at Veterans Stadium on January 19, 2003.

Tampa Bay defeats the Oakland Raiders, 48-21, on January 26, 2003, in Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium to give the Buccaneers their first-ever Super Bowl title.

Bruce Allen, the 2002 NFL Executive of the Year, is named the third General Manager in club history on January 9, 2004. Allen joins Tampa Bay after spending the previous nine seasons (1995-2003) with the Oakland Raiders, helping the team to three division titles, two AFC Championship Game appearances and a berth in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Tampa Bay reclaims one of the greatest players in club history by naming Doug Williams personnel executive for the team on February 12, 2004. A former first-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in the 1978 NFL Draft (17th overall), Williams led the Buccaneers to the first three playoff appearances in team history (1979, 1981 and 1982), including an appearance in the 1979 NFC Championship Game in just the club’s fourth year of existence.

Tampa Bay defeats the New Orleans Saints 27-13 in the final game of the 2005 regular season (1/1/06) to claim its second NFC South division title in four seasons. The division title is the fifth in Buccaneers history, and third in 11 years under Glazer.

In August 2006, the Buccaneers open their new, 136,320 square-foot world class training facility, featuring its signature five-story high football at the entranceway. According to industry sources, the new facility is the largest free standing training structure of its kind in professional sports.

Tampa Bay captures its third NFC South division title in six seasons with a 37-3 victory over Atlanta (12/16/07) at Raymond James Stadium. The division title is the sixth in Buccaneers history, and fourth in 13 years under Glazer.

In January of 2009, Glazer and his family make the bold decision to hire Raheem Morris, one of the league’s best young talents. Morris becomes the youngest head coach in the National Football League upon his appointment on January 17, 2009. In addition, the family continued to upgrade off the field by naming long-time Director of Pro Personnel Mark Dominik as the fourth general manager in club history.