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By the Numbers: Mike Alstott

A look at some of the figures that have defined Alstott's memorable career as a Buccaneer, from his number of Pro Bowl appearances to his unmatched collection of touchdowns


FB Mike Alstott finished his career first on the team's all-time TDs list, second in rushing yards and third in receptions

Mike Alstott's career wasn't really about numbers.

It was about second and third efforts. It was about dominating the fourth quarter. It was about balance and grit. It was about team. It was about – as even former teammate Warren Sapp used to parrot gleefully on the sideline – "Alstott up the gut!"

Nevertheless, the numbers grew over his 11 remarkable seasons as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. Few players appear more prominently in the Bucs' record book than Alstott, who finishes his career in the top three in team history in scoring, rushing and receptions. Just where does he rank, and what other numbers define his memorable span as a Buccaneer?

We give you Mike Alstott By the Numbers:

**1 –**Rank on the Buccaneers' all-time scoring list among non-kickers.
**2 –**Rank on the Buccaneers' all-time rushing yardage list (5,088).
**3 –**Number of rushing touchdowns scored in the 2000 Pro Bowl, an all-time record for the NFL's all-star game.
**4 –**Number of times named an Associated Press All-Pro first or second-team choice (second-team in 1996, first-team in 1997-99).
**6 –**Number of Pro Bowl appearances, a team record for an offensive player.
**7 –**Career 100-yard rushing games.
**10 –**Career postseason games played, making Alstott one of only four men in team history to reach double digits in that category (Derrick Brooks 11, Ronde Barber 10 Shelton Quarles 10).
**11 –**Touchdowns scored in 2001, a career high and tied for the second most in a single season in team history.
**12 –**Number of seasons on the Buccaneers' roster, including the 2007 season spent on injured reserve.
**19 –**Number of other running backs who have carried the ball during a regular-season game during Alstott's tenure as a Buccaneer (Rabih Abdullah, Michael Bennett, Reggie Brooks, Jameel Cook, Zack Crockett, Kenneth Darby, Warrick Dunn, Jerry Ellison, Charlie Garner, Earnest Graham, Thomas Jones, Lorenzo Neal, Michael Pittman, Errict Rhett, Ian Smart, Aaron Stecker, LeRoy Thompson, Jamel White, Carnell Williams).
**25 –**The difference in touchdowns scored between Alstott and the second player on the Bucs' all-time list, James Wilder.
**31 –**Length, in yards, of his touchdown run against Detroit on Dec. 28, 1997, the longest postseason run in team history.
**35 –**Overall draft pick number when the Buccaneers selected him in the second round in 1996.
**44 –**Number of wins by the Buccaneers in the 58 regular-season games in which Alstott scored at least one touchdown.
**47 –**Length, in yards, of longest career touchdown run, at Atlanta, Nov. 9, 1997.
**65 –**Career-high single-season receptions total, in 1996, then a Buccaneers rookie record.
**71 –**Regular-season touchdowns scored (58 rushing, 13 receiving), a franchise record.
**131 –**Career single-game high for rushing yards, vs. Denver, Sept. 26, 1999.
**137 –**Games started as a Buccaneer, fifth-most in team history.
**158 –**Games played as a Buccaneer, seventh-most in team history.
**305 –**Career receptions, third-most in team history.
**341 –**Career postseason rushing yards, most in team history.
**949 –**Career-high single-season rushing yardage total, in 1999.
**5,088 –**Career rushing yards.
**7,372 –**Career combined rushing and receiving yards.
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