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Marcus Buckley
No. 55
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1971-02-03) February 3, 1971 (age 48)
Fort Worth, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Fort Worth (TX) Eastern Hills
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:1993 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Career history
* New York Giants ( 1993 1999)
Career highlights and awards
* Unanimous All-American (1992)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:137
Sacks:1.5
Interceptions:1
Fumbles recovered:4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Marcus Wayne Buckley (born February 3, 1971) is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the 1990s. He played college football for Texas A&M University, and was honored as an All-American. He played his entire pro career for the New York Giants.

Early yearsEdit

Buckley was born in Fort Worth, Texas.[1] He graduated from Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth,[2] where he played for the Eastern Hills Highlanders high school football team.

College footballEdit

Buckley accepted an athletic scholarship to attend Texas A&M University, and played for the Texas A&M Aggies football team from 1989 to 1992. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American at linebacker in 1992.

Professional careerEdit

The New York Giants picked Buckley in the third round, 66th pick overall, of the 1993 NFL Draft,[3] and he played for the Giants from 1993 to 1999.[4] In seven NFL seasons, he played in 101 regular season games for the Giants, started 25 of them, and compiled 137 tackles.[4] He was on the Atlanta Falcons 2000 roster, but played no games.[5]

On January 25, 2018, after an investigation by the FBI for ties to a $1.5 million insurance fraud scheme, Buckley was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison.[6] On April 10th, 2013 he was indicted and charged with insurance fraud along with a co-conspirator, Kimberly Jones.[7] The charges allege that Buckley made false workers compensation claims related to stress-related injuries from playing football.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Football League, Historical Players, Marcus Buckley. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  2. databaseFootball.com, Players, Marcus Buckley Script error. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  3. Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1993 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Marcus Buckley. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  5. "Marcus Buckley profile.". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/player/marcusbuckley/2499904/profile. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  6. http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article196741864.html
  7. https://www.unitedstatescourts.org/federal/caed/252371/
  8. https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/15/288385.htm
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