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Mike Alstott Retires

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All Buc fans knew it was coming and today is that day.

At a news conference at One Buc Place, Mike Alstott has officially announced his retirement from football. Alstott’s career sadly ended with a whimper,being placed on IR, rather than the bang that we have all grown used to as he ploughed his way through opposition players.

Alstott, was the 35th player picked in the 1996 Draft, few knew that the former Boilermaker would go on to such heady heights. Not quick enough to be a pure RB and not big enough to be a true FB, Mike was best described as a Tweener. An all around talent, he certainly made the most of his natural talents and the Bucs profited from having him in the backfield.

I’m not going to ramble on about his stats as this YouTube clip shows what Mike is all about

It’s hard to put into words what Alstott means to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A true fan favourite, a leader on the field, his playing style excited fans and players alike and his presence will be sorely missed. We are sure to see Mike around One Buc Place however, I’m sure that he’ll find a role with the Bucs.

Mike, thanks for all the memories, you’ll be missed

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Written by UK Bucs Fan

January 24, 2008 at 6:31 pm

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  1. […] UK Bucs Fan wrote a fantastic post today on “Mike Alstott Retires”Here’s ONLY a quick extractIt’s hard to put into words what Alstott means to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A true fan favourite, a leader on the field, his playing style excited fans and players alike and his presence will be sorely missed. … […]

  2. Mike was a beast. I’ll miss him.

    Marquis Chapman

    January 24, 2008 at 8:48 pm

  3. My niece lent me her Alstott jersey to wear to a Buc’s game. I would like to get it autographed for her before I give it back to her. Is there a website I can go to, to see where Mike will be. Her birthday is in October and I would like to have this for her by then. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    Judy Pell

    July 10, 2008 at 2:07 am


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