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Ellis Wyms - Professional Career - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
... In Super Bowl XXXVII against the Oakland Raiders, Ellis Wyms sacked Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon ... He also added three tackles against the Raiders ...

Famous quotes containing the word raiders:

    This is our fate: eight hundred years’ disaster,
    crazily tangled like the Book of Kells:
    the dream’s distortion and the land’s division,
    the midnight raiders and the prison cells.
    John Hewitt (b. 1907)