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Terrell Buckley
Jersey #(s)
27, 22
Born June 7, 1971 (1971-06-07) (age 38)
Pascagoula, Mississippi
Career information
Year(s) 19922005
NFL Draft 1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
College Florida State
Professional teams
Career stats
Interceptions 50
Interception yards 793
Touchdowns 6
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Douglas Terrell Buckley (born June 7, 1971 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League.

Buckley played professional baseball for the Mobile BaySharks in the Texas-Louisiana League. He is the only player with 50+ interceptions to never make a pro bowl. In a game against Cincinnati in 1992, his rookie season, Buckley set what remains a current record as the youngest player to return a punt for a touchdown in NFL history (21 years, 105 days). That was his only punt return for a touchdown of his career. In 1996, he led the league in interception return yards with 164.

Terrell Buckley had at least one interception in 13 consecutive seasons. In the 2001 AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buckley had an intereception in the 24-17 win. He earned a Super Bowl ring 2 weeks later in the win over the St. Louis Rams.

College career

Two-year starter and three-year letterman at Florida State (1989-91). Left as school’s all-time leader in interceptions (21) and interception return yards (501). His career interception yardage total of 501 is an NCAA record also tied school records for touchdowns off interception returns (four) and punt returns (three). He was named first-team All-American and won Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to nation’s top defensive back, as a junior. Led nation with 12 interceptions for 238 yards and two touchdowns. Named second-team All-American by Associated Press, The Sporting News and The Football News as a junior. Had six interceptions with two returned for touchdowns. Played two years of varsity baseball and was a sprinter on the outdoor track team for one year. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the NFL draft.


Has three daughters: Sherrell, Brianna and Britney. Majored in Theater with a minor in Political Science, Played baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization prior to reporting to GB training camp in July 1994. He is the son of Eddie Buckley Sr of Columbia, Ms and Laura Buckley of Pascagoula, Ms. Was a distant cousin of former Chicago Bears RB Walter Payton. His hobbies include baseball, basketball and golf. Has participated in events benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Has worked on behalf of the national "Feed the Children" campaign. Assisted in building a house in Little Haiti for Habitat for Humanity during the 1999 offseason. Sports Talk radio host Jim Rome refers to Buckley as T-Buck and credits him as one of the The Jungle's first guests who appeared consistently on the program. Rome credits Buckley as the inventor of the Lambeau Leap, based on an interview that Buckley gave.

Current Position

He is currently the assistant strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater Florida State University. After coming back to finish his degree and working as a Graduate Assistant with the 2007 Seminole football team he was offered a full time position on FSU's coaching staff. He finished his degree in the Fall of 2007 at Florida State.

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