Terrell Buckley

Terrell Buckley

Infobox NFLretired

number=27, 22
birthdate=birth date and age|mf=yes|1971|6|7
Pascagoula, Mississippi
college=Florida State
* Green Bay Packers (1992-1994)
* Miami Dolphins (1995-1999)
* Denver Broncos (2000)
* New England Patriots (2001-2002)
* Miami Dolphins (2003)
* New York Jets (2004)
* New York Giants (2005)
stat2label=INT yards
* 1991 Jim Thorpe Award
* Led NFL in interception return yards in 1996 with 164

Douglas Terrell Buckley (born June 7, 1971 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a former American football cornerback in the NFL, and is currently a strength and conditioning coach at Florida State University. He has played for the Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, New York Jets, New York Giants and New England Patriots. He is expected to retire soon, after a brief stint with the New York Giants in 2005. He has scored 8 touchdowns, 7 defensive, and 1 a return, including 6 of them being interception returns. He is a member of the elite group of defensive backs to reach 50 career interceptions.

Buckley played professional baseball for the Mobile BaySharks in the Texas-Louisiana League.

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.


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. 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.

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