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Don Buckey

The receiver in the Buckey twin combination Don also stated his career at Akron’s Kenmore High School. He went on to play four years at North Carolina State University, setting records with completions from his brother Dave. He lead the team in receptions in 1973,’74 and ’75 and his 102 career catches for 1,735 yards rank him fifth and fourth, respectively, on the all-time N.C. State list. He caught five touchdown passes in 1974, including two against Duke, and had a career high 34 receptions and gained 551 yards in 1975. Don’s 17 yards per catch and total 1735 receiving yards put him fourth on the school’s career rankings in both categories. He started on the 1974 Atlantic Coast Conference championship team and was named first team All-ACC and first team All-American by the Football Writers Association in 1975. With his brother, Don, he played in four post-season bowl games, including two Peach Bowls, a Bluebonnet Bowl and a Liberty Bowl. He also played in the Hula Bowl and the Japan All-Star games. The New York Jets drafted him in the twelfth round and he played one year in the National Football League in Lou Holtz’s only year as a coach. At 5’11”, Don gathered in five passes good for 36 yards in limited duty as a wide receiver in 1976. Today, he works for Roadway Express in Fredericksburg, VA.

Inducted 1997 | Football