Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders

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A Buccaners Cheerleader during the 2006 Pro Bowl

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders are the official cheerleading squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. The squad performs a variety of dance routines at Raymond James Stadium, the home of the Bucs, with the team's mascot Captain Fear.[1] The squad debuted alongside the Buccaneers during their inaugural season. The squad was originally known as the SwashBucklers until 1999.[2] As of Tampa Bay's 2012 season, there are 33 members of the squad. Each year, the squad releases a swimsuit calendar.[3] The group also has a "Junior Cheerleader" program.[4] Before the Bucs' game against the Chicago Bears in Wembley Stadium in London, the squad taught a rugby union squad to play American football.[5]

Uniforms[edit]

Though uniforms frequently change each season, the traditional uniform consists of red tops, black boots and short pants/skirts. The squad has also worn alternate designs, such as a halter top with an armband, as well as football jerseys with shorts. The squad at times have also worn alternate jerseys.[6] During the squad's early years, the uniforms were colored orange, white and red after the team's original colors.[2]

Notable members[edit]

  • Maribel Liliana Delgado, (1993–1999), winner on The Bachelor Season 6
  • Ashlee Figg (2011-present), former Hooters girl. March 2008 calendar. 2013 captain of team.
  • Bobbie Shay Lee (1996–1998), first NFL cheerleader with a short hair cut, also called a pixie cut. Since then, the team reserves a spot each year for a cheerleader with short hair.
  • Brooke Newton, actress

Video[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Captain Fear". Buccaneers.com. 2000-06-02. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders - Bucs Cheerleaders - Buccaneers Cheerleaders". Footballbabble.com. 1976-07-31. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders - Calendar". Web2.buccaneers.com. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  4. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders - Junior Cheerleaders". Web2.buccaneers.com. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  5. ^ 03:08 (2011-10-21). "NFL Videos: Bucs cheerleaders get down and dirty". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  6. ^ "Bucs cheerleaders in throwback uniforms | Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times". Tampabay.com. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 

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