14 2021 OFFICIAL YEARBOOK
Owner/Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer enters his 27th
year with the Buccaneers, working tirelessly to support
the Buccaneers franchise and brand. Possessing an
acute business sense, Glazer oversees many of the
day-to-day operations of the club and has shaped the
Buccaneers into one of the most recognizable and
successful franchises in the National Football League.
Over the past quarter-century, he has also evolved into
one of Tampa Bay’s top community leaders through his
dedicated commitment to a variety of philanthropic
The Glazer family’s signing of six-time Super Bowl
champion Tom Brady, along with the acquisition of other
high-profile free agents during the 2020 offseason, set
the stage for the franchise’s historic run to its second
world championship last season. The Buccaneers
finished the regular season with an 11-5 record and
posted a franchise-record eight-game winning streak
which culminated with an appearance in Super Bowl LV.
On February 7, 2020, the Buccaneers defeated the
Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 at Raymond James Stadium,
earning the distinction as the first team in NFL history to
win a Super Bowl in its home stadium. Under the Glazer
family’s leadership, the Buccaneers have totaled four
division titles, two conference championships, and are
just the 14th NFL franchise to win multiple Super Bowls.
In the nearly three decades since the family’s purchase
of the team in 1995, only four other ownership groups
have claimed multiple Super Bowl victories. Prior to the
Glazer family’s ownership, the team advanced to the
postseason just three times from 1976-94.
On January 26, 2003, in just their eighth year of
ownership, the Glazer family was on hand in San Diego,
California for the franchise’s first world championship
as Tampa Bay claimed its first NFL title with a 48-
21 victory over Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII. The
Buccaneers, who were making their first appearance
in the NFL’s championship game, also claimed the firstever
NFC South title in 2002, then the fourth division
crown in team history. In addition to the 1999 NFC
Central Division title, Tampa Bay has also won the NFC
South in 2005 and 2007.
An instrumental figure in his family’s purchase of the
Buccaneers in 1995, Glazer has been a driving force
in improving every aspect of the club’s influence, both
nationally and in the Tampa Bay region.
His dedication to the Bay area was also highlighted
by his leadership in the construction of Raymond James
Stadium, which successfully hosted Super Bowl XXXV
in 2001, Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, and Super Bowl LV in
2020. Glazer played an integral role in helping to lure the
2009 game to Tampa Bay, speaking to NFL owners on
behalf of the team and the community at the NFL League
meetings in May 2005. During the 2017 offseason, Glazer
once again played a major part in positioning Tampa Bay
as the top option to host Super Bowl LV in 2021, when
it was decided that Los Angeles would not be able to
meet the criteria for hosting the game due to stadium
construction delays. At the 2017 Spring League Meeting,
Tampa Bay was awarded the game, marking its third
selection as a Super Bowl host since the Glazer family’s
purchase of the team. Glazer is committed to continuing
to bring future Super Bowls to the area. Glazer also
serves on the NFL’s Media Owned and Operated
Committee, as appointed by NFL Commissioner Roger
Glazer’s innovative approach to business and
penchant for thinking outside the box has resulted
in many new developments for the club, including
the creation of the Pewter Partners program, which
rewards the Buccaneers’ corporate partners with
superior advertising packages and unprecedented
customer service. In 2018, Glazer oversaw the process
that eventually resulted in a multi-year naming rights
partnership for the team’s headquarters, now referred
to as the AdventHealth Training Center.
Glazer has also distinguished himself as one of Tampa
Bay’s top philanthropists and, in the spring of 2016, was
honored with induction into the Tampa Bay Business
Hall of Fame in recognition of his business achievements
and community leadership in and around the region.
In 2010, the Glazer Children’s Museum opened in
Tampa, in large part due to the Foundation’s gift of $5
million. In addition to serving on the museum’s Board of
Directors, Glazer is also a member of the Moffitt Cancer
Center National Board of Advisors and has served as
chairman of the American Heart Association’s annual
He remains connected and active throughout the
region through regular community and charitable
appearances on behalf of the Glazer Vision Foundation,
which was honored as Foundation of the Year by the
Tampa Bay Sports Commission in 2011.
In 2015, his $4 million gift jump-started the
development of a new state-of-the-art Jewish
Community Center that opened in West Tampa on
December 8, 2016. The facility is named the Bryan
Glazer Family JCC and serves an important role in the
revitalization of the surrounding area, providing a place
for families and community to come together.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Glazer family
provided 5 million meals through a donation to Feeding
Tampa Bay, which was the largest single donation
of meals to the program at the time. The family also
pledged $100,000 to the One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise
Together Fund and another $100,000 to the City of St.
Petersburg’s Fighting Chance Fund.
Glazer also serves on the Board of Manchester
United, which has captured five Premier League titles
(2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013), as well as the 2008
Champions League title during his tenure.
Glazer earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast
communications from American University in 1986,
prior to completing his law degree from Whittier College
School of Law in 1989. He resides in Tampa with his
wife, Shanna, and their two children.