Tampa Bay Buccaneers announce jersey numbers for Kyle Trask, K.J. Britt
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on an SEC feel with the draft picks of Florida’s Kyle Trask and Auburn’s K.J. Britt.
Now their move to the NFL took another step on Sunday with the announcement of their jersey numbers. Trask will wear No. 2, and Britt will wear No. 52.
Trask, the final pick of the second round on Friday night, is the first quarterback that GM Jason Licht and the Buccaneers have drafted since taking Jameis Winston first-overall in 2015 and just the second one taken in any round during Licht’s tenure.
Britt, a fifth-round choice, caught the Bucs’ eye at the Senior Bowl where he was voted the best linebacker of the 2021 Senior Bowl by his teammates.
Both players are in similar positions as Britt has a similar opportunity to the one facing Trask, as he can learn from entrenched starters Lavonte David and Devin White while potentially working to become a starter in a few years.
Trask’s story of taking advantage of his opportunity, however delayed, resonated with the Bucs.
“He got his chance and really ran with it,” said Buccaneers Director of Player Personnel John Spytek, per the Bucs’ team site. “We really appreciate guys who do that – it wasn’t an easy road for him to get to where he’s at. He’s really had to fight and compete and stick with it. A lot of kids, they get buried on the depth chart and the first thing they do is enter the transfer portal. He didn’t do that, obviously. We asked him about that and he said it never occurred to him. He said, ‘They took a chance on me and my goal was to play at Florida.’ And he did, and he played really well.
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