Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1 Buccaneer Place • Tampa Bay, FL 33607

Bobby Slater

Head Athletic Trainer
Years in NFL: 19
Education: Florida Southern College (BS)
Mississippi State University (MS)
NFL Experience: Chicago Bears Asst. Athletic Trainer/Dir. of Rehabilitation (1999-2014)   Athletic Training Intern -Chicago Bears  (1994)
Athletic Training Intern - Miami Dolphins  (1995)
NFL/PFATS/NATA Committees: Tim Davey Award Committee
PFATS Professional Enhancement & Development Committee
Additional Credentials: NASM-CES


John Ames

Assistant Athletic Trainer


Years in the NFL: 6
Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham (MAEd)
Eastern Illinois University (BS)
NFL Experience: Assistant Athletic Trainer - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012-Present)
Seasonal Asst. Athletic Trainer - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - (2010-2011)
Training Camp Intern - Baltimore Ravens (2007)
NFL/PFATS/NATA Committees: PFATS Marketing Committee
Additional Credentials: CSCS
Other Information: Owens P-BFR, Graston Technique, FMS


Scott DeGraff

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Years in the NFL: 4
Education: Illinois Wesleyan University (BS)
Illinois State University (MS)
NFL Experience: Assistant Athletic Trainer - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014-Present)
Assistant Athletic Trainer - Chicago Bears (2005-2007)
Additional Credentials: NASM-CES


Pete Ruby

Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist


Years in the NFL: 1
Education: UPMC Center for Rehab Services - (Sports Residency)
Gannon University (DPT)
The Ohio State University (BS)
NFL Experience: Seasonal Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist - Pittsburgh Steelers (2016-2017)
NFL/PFATS/NATA Committees:  
Additional Credentials: PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Other Information: Graston Technique, SFMA, FDN



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