|Date of birth:November 22, 1981|
|Place of birth: Miami, Florida|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)|
|College: Miami (Fla.)|
|Undrafted in 2006|
|Debuted in 2008 for the New Orleans Saints|
| * Washington Redskins ( 2006)*
|Roster status: Inactive|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Buck Ortega (born November 22, 1981 in Miami, Florida) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at the University of Miami.
His wife is Emily Ortega. Buck has a younger brother named Caleb.
Buck played college football at the University of Miami. At UM he played quarterback, tight end and special teams.
Buck played his high school football at Gulliver Prep in Miami, Florida. At Gulliver he played with deceased former NFL Star Sean Taylor. These two future NFL players led Gulliver to the 2000 2A State Football championship.
Following his time at the University of Miami, Buck played for the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, and finally the New Orleans Saints. Buck played tight end and special teams for the New Orleans Saints during their Super Bowl Championship season.
His father, Ralph Ortega, played at the University of Florida, where he is enshrined among the hundred greatest players in that program's history as well as being selected to the hundred greatest player's in Florida High School football history after an impressive career at Coral Gables High School.