NFL: Carolina 31, Tampa Bay 23

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Matt Moore threw for two touchdowns and DeAngelo Williams rushed for two more Sunday, delivering the Carolina Panthers a 31-23 win over Tampa Bay.

NFL: San Francisco 21, Tampa Bay 19

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Shaun Hill racked up 123 yards and three touchdowns for the San Francisco 49ers in their 21-19 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday.

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 31, Houston 24

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A 31-yard TD pass from Bruce Gradkowski to Paris Warren with three minutes left Thursday gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 31-24 preseason win over Houston.

NFL: Jacksonville 31, Tampa Bay 19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Byron Leftwich was 6-of-12 for 81 yards Saturday as the Jacksonville Jaguars posted a 31-19 pre-season win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL: Tampa Bay 13, New England 10

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Matt Bryant kicked a 32-yard field goal as time ran out Friday night, giving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 13-10, exhibition victory over New England.

Chris Simms is done for the season

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay quarterback Chris Simms has been placed on the injured reserve list after having surgery on his spleen.

Buccaneers sign Jay Fiedler

TAMPA, Fla., June 29 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday signed journeyman quarterback Jay Fiedler to a contract.

NFL: Miami 10, Cleveland 7

MIAMI, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Olindo Mare kicked a 51-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining Sunday night to give the Miami Dolphins a 10-7 win over the Cleveland Indians.

NFL: San Diego 21, Cleveland 0

CLEVELAND, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as the San Diego Chargers shut out the Cleveland Browns, 21-0 in a driving snowstorm.

Browns sideline Jeff Garcia for season

BEREA, Ohio, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Browns Monday placed quarterback Jeff Garcia on the season-ending injured reserve list.

NFL: Buffalo 37, Cleveland 7

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Willis McGahee ran for two touchdowns Sunday as Buffalo routed the Cleveland Browns 37-7.

NFL: New England 42, Cleveland 15

CLEVELAND, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Corey Dillon ran for two touchdowns Sunday as New England buried the Cleveland Browns 42-15.

COL FB: Blue 31, Gray 24

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Marshall running back Butchie Wallace scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter Thursday to give the Blue a 31-24 win over the Gray.
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Luke McCown
Cleveland Browns quarterback Luke McCown (12) sits ont he turf after being sacked for the second time in a row by New England Patriots defense in the third quarter Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at Cleveland Browns Stadium. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)

Lucas Patrick McCown (born July 12, 1981 in Jacksonville, Texas) is an American football quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He has been with the team since 2009, and was announced as their starter for the 2011 season on September 6, 2011.

McCown played college football for the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs, and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2005 to 2008, prior to being picked up by Jacksonville. He is the younger brother of NFL free agent quarterback Josh McCown and former Texas A&M quarterback Randy McCown.

McCown was born and raised in Jacksonville, Texas. Like his older brothers Josh and Randy McCown, he showed an aptitude for sports. He attended Jacksonville High School, where he was a standout in both football and basketball. In basketball, he garnered All-District and All-East Texas honors. For college he attended Louisiana Tech University, where he played for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team.

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