During Sunday’s season finale against New Orleans, Tampa Bay had two receivers top the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in the same season. Rookie Mike Evans came into the game leading the team with 997 yards and 11 touchdowns on 63 receptions, while team captain Vincent Jackson had a team-leading 69 catches for 991 yards and two scores.
Evans topped the 1,000-yard mark in the first quarter with an 8-yard reception on the game’s first offensive play. On the next snap, Jackson surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in the first quarter with an 11-yard catch.
Jackson also made history by tying former Tampa Bay wide receiver Joey Galloway as the only Buccaneer to post three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons in Tampa Bay. Galloway set that mark from 2005-07, while Jackson has posted at least 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons in Tampa Bay, beginning in 2012.
Scott Reynolds is in his 23rd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]
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