Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders
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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. The squad debuted alongside the Buccaneers during their inaugural season. The squad was originally known as the SwashBucklers until 1999.
As of Tampa Bay's 2016 season, there are 27 members of the squad. Each year, the squad releases a swimsuit calendar. The group also has a "Junior Cheerleader" program. Before the Bucs' game against the Chicago Bears in Wembley Stadium in London, the squad taught a rugby union squad to play American football.
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.
- 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 (wrestler), (2012-current) former FCW Diva
- Darla Delgado, (1988-1990), actress
- You Tube.com – Bucs cheerleaders at 2015 season end event
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- "Bucs cheerleaders in throwback uniforms | Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times". Tampabay.com. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders Official Page
- Buccaneers Cheerleaders Facebook Page
- Buccaneers Cheerleaders Twitter Page