Staff

Jimmy “Roland” Johnson – Owner / Administrator
Roland is a lifelong fanatical fan. He was raised in Pinellas County, graduated from Largo High School in the early 90′s, joined the military three days after graduation, traveled to such places as Cuba, Panama, Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia, Dubai, Paris, Germany & Switzerland along with several states within the United States. He currently resides in Texas. He has been working in Iraq since 2005. A self professed stats geek

He’s a passionate fan who remembers the days of old, when you’d leave extra tickets under your windshield wiper then upon your return to the car after witnessing the game, there’d be more then what was originally left. To contact Roland: Admin@BucsCentral.com

Erik Sabol – Writer
Erik is 23 years old. He grew up in Texas, staved off the overbearing Cowboy influence, and escaped to Florida in the summer of 2002. He followed the Buccaneers through the Super Bowl season, and hasn’t missed a game since 2003. He has been writing professionally for six years, and has publishing credits in The Tampa Tribune, BucPower.com, ColdHardFootballFacts.com, and TBO.com. He studies creative writing at the University of South Florida. To contact Erik: Erik@BucsCentral.com

Blake Hasenzahl – Writer
Blake was born in the Tampa Bay area. He attended Lakeland High School and soon after graduation he began attending Polk State College and working for the Tampa Tribune. He has also worked extensively with the Lakeland Ledger and Aol owned Patch.com. He’s been a Bucs’ fan for as long as he can remember. His favorite moment in Tampa history was the Jurevicious reception in the 2002 NFC Championship in Philadelphia. “You go Joe! You go Joe!” To contact Blake: Blake@BucsCentral.com

James LoPresti – Writer
James is a 24-year-old recent graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in journalism. He has lived in the Tampa Bay area all his life and has been an avid Bucs fan for 12 years. He’s a dedicated stats-man, with 10 years experience in Fantasy Football. He has been employed with the Tampa Tribune for five years and his published works include general football articles, fantasy football, and sports game previews. To contact James: James@BucsCentral.com

Luke Easterling – Writer
Luke is a former collegiate quarterback who brings more than a decade of NFL journalism experience to BucsCentral. He founded Gridiron Central in 2000, providing NFL Draft and fantasy football analysis for seven years. He then served as NFL Draft & Fantasy Football columnist for The Tampa Tribune for three years, and still covers the NFL Draft for TBO.com and TheGrimBrothers.com. He has also written for Football.com and The Ashland (Ky.) Daily Independent.

Luke has bled Pewter & Red from literally the very beginning, being born at a hospital directly across the street from Tampa Stadium/RJS. His father attended every single game during the 0-26 run, and his mother wowed the Tampa Stadium crowd once with a trumpet solo at halftime while in her high school band. From growing up with Gene Deckerhoff being the only window to Buccaneer action every Sunday, to watching the Lombardi Trophy bathe in the Tampa sunlight, Luke has lived and died with the Pewter Pirates from Day 1.

When not prognosticating about the pigskin, Luke enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing drums and video games, and eating Brocato’s Cuban sandwiches. To contact Luke: Luke@BucsCentral.com

Devonair Clark – Contributor (dpcbuc) an avid Bucs fan since he started watching football. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania he is currently attending college – is set to graduate at the end of the year. He can still remember his first every Buccaneer jersey, which he ever owned, when he was 6 years old. It was a No. 55 Derrick Brooks jersey. He just recently had a new addition to his family and hopefully a future Bucs fan.

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