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Bucs Super Bowl 10 years later: Where are they now?

Where are they now?

Mike Alstott

The bruising fullback and fan favorite made the last of his six Pro Bowls in the 2002 season and scored the Bucs' first touchdown in the Super Bowl.

Post Super Bowl career: Spent his entire 12-year career with the Bucs before retiring in 2007.

Now: Has strong ties to the community with charitable efforts through the Mike Alstott Foundation. … Resides in St. Petersburg with his family. … Coach at St. Petersburg's Northside Christian.

Ronde Barber

The stalwart at cornerback since getting drafted in 1997, his 92-yard interception return for a touchdown sealed the NFC title game against the Eagles.

Post Super Bowl career: Has made four more Pro Bowls with the Bucs.

Now: In his first season at free safety for the Bucs.

Derrick Brooks

One of the best linebackers of all time, Brooks had his best season in 2002. He was named the league's defensive player of the year, made the Pro Bowl and returned an interception for a touchdown in the Super Bowl.

Post Super Bowl career: Spent all 14 seasons of his career with the Bucs before being released in February 2009.

Now: Remains active with philanthropic efforts in Tampa, including heading the founding of Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High. … Analyst for ESPN. … Co-owner and president of the Tampa Bay Storm.

Jeff Christy

The three-time Pro Bowl center started every game in 2002.

Post Super Bowl career: Retired in 2003 after 10 seasons (between Tampa Bay and Minnesota).

Now: Helps coach at Freeport (Pa.) High, his alma mater.

Cosey Coleman

A 2000 second-round pick, Coleman started every game and was regarded as one of the league's most underrated guards.

Post Super Bowl career: Played two more seasons with the Bucs (starting all 63 games in which he played for them from 2001-04) and two seasons with the Browns before retiring after the 2006 season.

Now: Offensive line coach at Tampa's Alonso High. … Divorced with three children: daughter Kaylee, 12, and sons Chance, 10, and Cosey Jr., 7. … Lives in Westchase.

Chartric Darby

Signed after going undrafted in 2001, the nose tackle took over late in the season for the injured Booger McFarland.

Post Super Bowl career: Left for the Seahawks in 2005, playing three seasons for them and two for the Lions.

Now: Owns IMB Management Company. … Lives in Land O'Lakes with wife Charlette, daughters Charquise, 18, and Charniya, 13, and son Chartric Jr., 5.

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Ken Dilger

The tight end caught 32 passes for 329 yards in 2002, including a 12-yarder in the Super Bowl.

Post Super Bowl career: Played two more seasons for the Bucs before retiring.

Now: Lives in Carmel, Ind. … Branch manager for a mortgage bank. … Getting his master's degree in business management and strategy. … Works on the local CBS affiliate's Colts pregame show.

Martin Gramatica

Tied the Falcons' Jay Feely with a league-best 32 field goals, including 5-for-6 from 50-plus yards, and made two field goals in the Super Bowl.

Post Super Bowl career: Released by the Bucs during the 2004 season after making only 11 of 19 field goals. … Spent time with the Colts, Cowboys and Saints before retiring after the 2008 season.

Now: President and CEO of Gramatica SIPS International in Tampa, a construction company specializing in energy-efficient buildings. … Lives in Carrollwood with wife Ashlee; sons Nico, 6, and Gaston, 4; and daughter Emme, 10 months.

Jon Gruden

Acquired during the previous offseason from the Raiders for four draft picks and $8 million, Gruden replaced Tony Dungy as coach and put the Bucs over the top, beating his former team in the Super Bowl.

Post Super Bowl career: Made the playoffs twice more with the Bucs, losing wild-card games in 2005 and 2007. … Fired in January 2009, going 57-55 over seven seasons.

Now: ESPN analyst on Monday Night Football. … Volunteer assistant at Tampa's Carrollwood Day School. … Founded Fired Football Coaches Association.

Dexter Jackson

The safety had two interceptions in the first half to earn Super Bowl MVP honors.

Post Super Bowl career: Played one year with the Cardinals, two in a second stint with the Bucs and three with the Bengals before finishing in the United Football League.

Now: Works for the children's crisis center of Mental Health Care, a nonprofit in Tampa.

Kerry Jenkins

Signed from the Jets, the 6-foot-5, 305-pound guard started all 15 regular-season games in which he played in 2002 and 26 of 31 in 2002 and '03.

Post Super Bowl career: Spent 2003 with the Bucs then retired.

Now: Owns a yoga studio with wife Kate. … Teaches motorcycle safety classes in Birmingham, Ala.

Brad Johnson

In his second season with the Bucs, Johnson made the Pro Bowl, becoming the first Tampa Bay quarterback to lead the NFC in passer rating (92.3) and leading them to the title.

Post Super Bowl career: Lost the starting job in 2004 and left after the season. … Spent two seasons with the Vikings, starting 23 games, and two as the Cowboys backup before retiring after the 2008 season.

Now: Lives in Athens, Ga., with wife Nikki and two sons (brother-in-law is Georgia coach Mark Richt). … Coaches two sixth-grade football teams. … Helps with the junior varsity and varsity teams at Prince Avenue Christian School.

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Keyshawn Johnson

Acquired from the Jets, Johnson was the Bucs' most prominent receiver — and one of their largest personalities — leading them with 76 catches in 2002 and catching six more in the Super Bowl.

Post Super Bowl career: A dispute prompted coach Jon Gruden to deactivate him for the final six games of 2003. … Traded to Dallas, where he spent two seasons before playing one with Carolina and retiring after the 2006 season.

Now: Analyst on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown.

Joe Jurevicius

Signed from the Giants, Jurevicius made some of the biggest plays in the postseason, including a 71-yard catch in the NFC title game and four catches for a team-high 78 yards in the Super Bowl before gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Post Super Bowl career: Left after the 2004 season, playing one year for the Seahawks and three for his hometown Browns.

Now: Lives in Cleveland with wife Meagan and daughters Caroline, 8, and Ava, 5. … Opened Laundromats in Ohio called "Spins." … Avid hunter owns a corn and soy bean farm in Iowa.

Brian Kelly

The starting left cornerback had a team-high eight interceptions in 2002.

Post Super Bowl career: After eight years with the Bucs, wrapped up his career with one season in Detroit (2008).

Now: Quickly moved into TV production and formed a company with Keyshawn Johnson called 1925 Productions, which focuses on sports celebrities lifestyles.

Monte Kiffin

The defensive coordinator and father of the much-imitated "Tampa 2" defense, Kiffin helped make the Bucs one of the best units in the league.

Post Super Bowl career: Left after the 2008 season to join son Lane at the University of Tennessee. … Followed him to USC in 2010.

Now: Announced he will resign from USC after the upcoming bowl game.

John Lynch

One of the most feared hitters in his era, the safety was a force on the defense and made nine Pro Bowls during his career.

Post Super Bowl career: Released by the Bucs after the 2003 season. … Made four straight Pro Bowls with the Broncos and spent the 2008 preseason with the Patriots before retiring.

Now: Calls games for Fox as an analyst.

Keenan McCardell

Signed from the Jaguars, McCardell shined in his first year for the Bucs with 61 receptions and caught two touchdowns in the Super Bowl.

Post Super Bowl career: Played one more season for the Bucs, making the Pro Bowl. … Spent three seasons with the Chargers and one with the Redskins. … Redskins receivers coach from 2010-11.

Now: Living in Houston, working as an analyst for Comcast.

Anthony "Booger" McFarland

A key cog in the middle, the defensive tackle fractured his foot against Detroit in Week 15, forcing him to miss the postseason.

Post Super Bowl career: McFarland, who spent his first eight seasons with the Bucs, finished his career with a two-year stint with the Colts (2006-07), including winning Super Bowl XLI.

Now: Hosts a show with Rich Herrera on Tampa's new sports station, 98.7-FM The Fan.

Roman Oben

Signed from the Browns, the 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive tackle started 29 of the 31 regular-season games in which he played for the Bucs in 2002 and '03 and was the blind-side blocker for quarterback Brad Johnson.

Post Super Bowl career: Left for the Chargers after the 2003 season and spent four seasons there before retiring.

Now: TV analyst for the Giants. … Involved in numerous charitable and civic activities. …Lives in Kinnelon, N.J., with wife Linda and sons Roman Jr., 11, and Andre, 8.

Shelton Quarles

Spent most of his 10 seasons with the Bucs, becoming one of their best linebackers ever and making the Pro Bowl after the 2002 season.

Post Super Bowl career: Played with Tampa Bay until 2007, when he was hired by it as a scout.

Now: Bucs' coordinator of pro scouting.

Simeon Rice

The defensive end racked up a career-high 151/2 sacks in 2002 as well as two in the Super Bowl.

Post Super Bowl career: Rice, who spent six years with the Bucs, had short stints with the Broncos, Colts and United Football League before retiring in 2009. … Launched a line of performance undergarments, founded a music label and studied filmmaking, directing the short comedy When I Was King.

Now: Lives in Phoenix and works in real estate.

Warren Sapp

The ferocious — and flamboyant — defensive tackle became the prototype three-technique tackle and a cornerstone of the Bucs dominant defenses, earning seven trips to the Pro Bowl.

Post Super Bowl career: Sapp, who spent nine years in Tampa Bay, played four with Oakland (2004-07) before retiring. … Runnerup in Dancing with the Stars in 2008. … Filed for bankruptcy. … Wrote Sapp Attack.

Now: Analyst for the NFL Network.

Dwight Smith

The safety and 2001 third-round pick and four interceptions during the season and returned two for touchdowns of 44 and 50 yards in the Super Bowl.

Post Super Bowl career: Smith had eight interceptions over the next two seasons for the Bucs. … Played with the Saints (2005), Vikings (2006-07) and Lions (2008) before retiring.

Now: Lives in Tampa and owns a financial planning firm. … Son Dwight Jr. is 13.

Times researcher Caryn Baird contributed to this report.

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