Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders in 2015.jpg
General Information
Team Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Established 1976
Captain Cori
Members 27
History
  • 1976–1998 SwashBucklers
  • 1999–present Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders

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 1998.[2]

As of Tampa Bay's 2016 season, there are 27 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

Buccaneers Cheerleaders at preseason camp in 2014

Though uniforms frequently change each season, the current uniform consists of gray and red tops, blackish-grey flat boots and short skirts. The squad has also worn alternate designs, such as a halter top with an armband, as well as football jerseys or "bucs" tops 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

  • Maribel Liliana Delgado, (1993–1999), winner on The Bachelor Season 6
  • 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.
  • Victoria Vodar, (2003–2006), actress
  • Brooke Newton, (2004–2006), actress
  • Christina Crawford, (2012-current) former FCW Diva
  • Darla Delgado, (1988-1990), actress

Video

  • You Tube.com – Bucs cheerleaders at 2015 season end event

References

  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. ^ "NFL Videos: Bucs cheerleaders get down and dirty". Nfl.com. 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  6. ^ "Bucs cheerleaders in throwback uniforms | Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times". Tampabay.com. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 

External links

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders Official Page
  • Buccaneers Cheerleaders Facebook Page
  • Buccaneers Cheerleaders Twitter Page


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