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Fans' Favorite All-Time Bucs, No. 16 polled fans on their favorite all-time player. Here's who finished No. 16.

No. 16 – OT Paul Gruber

Buccaneers Career (1988-1999)
2-Time All-Pro Selection
2012 Ring of Honor Inductee
Appeared in 183 Games
Started Every Game Played
Played 4,850 Consecutive Snaps
10 Complete Seasons


Coming in at #16 on our countdown of the Top 20 All-Time Fan-Favorite Buccaneers is Ring of Honor member, Paul Gruber.

Drafted in 1988 with the fourth overall selection, Gruber started at left tackle for the opening game that season, and nearly every single game for the next 12 years.

Gruber anchored the offensive line through 183 NFL starts, the most of any Buccaneer offensive player of all-time and the third most in team history behind ironmen Ronde Barber and Derrick Brooks.

On October 14, 2012, Gruber became the fourth person inducted into the Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium, a well-earned honor after being an indispensible and completely dependable rock for a franchise that struggled for many years to establish itself. It is that heart and that streak that made him such a beloved player in Tampa Bay and put him at #16 on our list.

The best photos of offensive tackle Paul Gruber.

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