NFL: Tampa Bay 20, Carolina 7

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Josh Freeman passed for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 20-7 decision over Carolina.
Ankle injury ends Earnest Graham's season

Ankle injury ends Earnest Graham's season

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed starting running back Earnest Graham on the season-ending injured reserve list Wednesday with a severely sprained right ankle.
Bucs running back likely out for season

Bucs running back likely out for season

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Earnest Graham may be out for the rest of the season with a right ankle injury suffered Sunday against Minnesota.

NFL: Tampa Bay 30, Kansas City 27 (OT)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Matt Bryant's 34-yard field goal in overtime Sunday gave Tampa Bay a 30-27 victory against Kansas City.
NFL: Tampa Bay 27, Carolina 3

NFL: Tampa Bay 27, Carolina 3

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Geno Hayes's 22-yard touchdown return of a first-quarter blocked punt Sunday started Tampa Bay on its way to a 27-3 win over the Carolina Panthers.

NFL: Tampa Bay 30, Green Bay 21

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay defense, led by Derrick Brooks and Jermaine Phillips, held Green Bay to 178 total yards Sunday in a 30-21 Buccaneers' win over the Packers.

NFL: Tampa Bay 24, Atlanta 9

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Earnest Graham, John Gilmore and Warrick Dunn scored for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday in a 24-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL: Tampa Bay 37, Atlanta 3

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Michael Spurlock returned a kickoff 90 yards for a score Sunday in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 37-3 crushing of the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL: Houston 28, Tampa Bay 14

HOUSTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Sage Rosenfels' three touchdown passes and a kick return for a touchdown by Andre' Davis led the Houston Texans past Tampa Bay 28-14 Sunday.

NFL: Tampa Bay 27, New Orleans 23

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Luke McCown completed 29-of-37 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns in his first start for Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers beat New Orleans 27-23 Sunday.

NFL: Tampa Bay 19, Washington 13

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay's Brian Kelly picked off a pass in the end zone with 17 seconds remaining and the Bucs pulled out a 19-13 win Sunday over the Washington Redskins.

NFL: Tampa Bay 31, Atlanta 7

ATLANTA, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Jeff Garcia threw for two touchdowns and 159 yards on 10-of-20 passing for Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers buried the Atlanta Falcons 31-7 Sunday.

NFL: Tampa Bay 17, Arizona 10

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Jeff Garcia was 18-for-28 passing for 196-yards and one touchdown Sunday afternoon, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Arizona, 17-10.

Another Tampa Bay running back injured

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost another running back to injury with Michael Pittman sustaining an ankle injury that will keep him out up to eight weeks.

NFL: Indianapolis 33, Tampa Bay 14

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Colts’ Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns while Kenton Keith ran for two more, solidifying a win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 33-14.
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Earnest Graham
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' running back Earnest Graham (33) escapes a tackle by Miami Dolphins' linebacker Zach Thomas (54) during third-quarter action at Raymond James Stadium Oct. 16, 2005 in Tampa, Fl. Graham went 50 yards on 17 carries to help the Buccaneers beat the Dolphins 27-13. (UPI Photo/Cathy Kapulka)

Earnest Graham, Jr. (born January 15, 1980) is an American football running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Florida.

Graham was born in Naples, Florida in 1980. He attended Mariner High School in Cape Coral, Florida from 1994 to 1998. He was a versatile athlete and lettered in high school football, baseball and basketball. Graham especially excelled as a football running back, and set county and state records for career rushing yards and touchdowns. He finished his high school career with 5,710 rushing yards and eighty-six touchdowns, including 2,159 yards and thirty touchdowns as a junior, and 1,858 yards and twenty-nine touchdowns as a senior—despite missing two games. Graham was named the state of Florida's "Mr. Football" in 1997, and was named a Parade magazine high school All-American.

In 2007, nine years after he graduated from high school, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) recognized Graham as one of the "100 Greatest Players of the First 100 Years" of Florida high school football.

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