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Dave Buckey

From setting records at Akron’s Kenmore High School, to four outstanding record-setting seasons at North Carolina State University… that’s the path the Buckey twins Dave and Don, took in the 1070’s. Dave was the quarterback and Don was the receiver. Under coach Lou Holtz at N.C. State, Dave became one of the top quarterbacks in the school history, earning 4 letters from 1972 through 1976, as he helped the Wolfpack compile their best four-year (33-12-3) to date. He played in four post-season bowl games, including the 1973 Liberty Bowl, the 1974 Bluebonnet Bowl and the 1972 and ’75 Reach Bowl games, where in the letter he won the Most Valuable Player honors in his junior year. His impressive career statistics show 307 completions in 524 attempts, for 4286 yards and 25 touchdowns. He completed an N.C. State record 65 percent of his passes in 1974, and earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in 1975. Dave, currently a resident of Raleigh, N.C., broke numerous school records including total offense, game and career, passing efficiency, career, passes thrown in a career, and yards gained per completion. He could run the ball, too. In a game against Syracuse, Dave gained a career high 110 yards in 11 carries. He and brother Don were Sports Illustrated “cover boys” in 1972. The Akron native played in both the Hula Bowl and the Japan Bowl All-Star games.

Inducted 1997 | Football