Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Missouri HOF to Induct James Wilder

The Bucs' all-time leading rusher is being inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in November.

The best photos of running back James Wilder.

On Sunday, November 6th, former Buccaneer running back James Wilder will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Wilder, the Buccaneers' all-time leading receiver and rusher, played his high school and collegiate football in the state of Missouri.

At Sikestown High School in Missouri, Wilder led his team to an undefeated season in 1976 while setting school records for career and single-season rushing yards. He went on to play for the University of Missouri, where he led the Tigers to three Bowl Game appearances. He was the school's all-time leading rusher until 1987 and is currently No. 9 on the their all-time list.

The Buccaneers selected Wilder in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He rushed for 6,008 yards and 37 touchdowns during his career, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl in 1984.

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