Warrick Dunn – RB
- Playoff Games: 10
- Conference Championship Appearances: 2
Dunn hit free agency in 2002, and instead of re-signing with Tampa, he opted to join the rival Atlanta Falcons. Of course, during his first season that was not in a Bucs uniform, his old team went on to win the Super Bowl.
In addition to being a part of the 1999 Tampa team that fell one game short of the Super Bowl, Dunn helped the Falcons earn a spot in the 2004 NFC Championship. But since he’s a part of this list, Atlanta obviously wasn’t able to get a win in that conference championship and that was the last time the former Bucs running back came close to playing in a Super Bowl.
Lee Roy Selmon – DE
- Playoff Games: 4
- Conference Championship Appearances: 1
Coming out of Oklahoma, Lee Roy Selmon seemed like he was headed towards a promising career in the NFL. While Selmon did achieve a lot personally, he was never a part of a team that played in the Super Bowl.
The closest this former Tampa pass rusher came to an appearance in the big game was during the 1979 season when he helped the Bucs earn a spot in the NFC Championship against the Los Angeles Rams. Unfortunately, Tampa could not get past the Rams, and Selmon never played in another conference championship again.