Buck Gurley

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Buck Gurley
No. 90
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-04-07) April 7, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: Quincy, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school: Tallahassee (FL) Godby
College: Florida
Undrafted in 2001
Debuted in 2002 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last played in 2002 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Sheddrick Tobias Gurley (born April 7, 1978), nicknamed Buck Gurley, is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for a single season in 2002. Gurley played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Gurley was born in Quincy, Florida in 1978.[1] He attended Amos P. Godby High School in Tallahassee, Florida,[2] and he played high school football for the Godby Cougars.[3] Gurley was considered one of the nation's top defensive line prospects, and was recognized as a consensus high school All-American, including first-team All-American honors from USA Today, in 1995.[3]

College career[edit]

Gurley accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida,[3] where he played for coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football team from 1997 to 2000.[4] As a redshirt senior in 2000, he was a member of the Gators' 2000 SEC Championship team. Gurley graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in health and human performance in 2001.

Professional career[edit]

Gurley was not selected during the 2001 NFL Draft. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002, and played in eight games during the Buccaneers' Super Bowl XXXVII championship season.[5]

Life after the NFL[edit]

Gurley is currently the head football coach for Lake Mary Preparatory School in Lake Mary, Florida.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Buck Gurley. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Buck Gurley. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c GatorZone.com, Football History, 2000 Roster, Buck Gurley. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  4. ^ 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 85, 98, 181 (2011). Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  5. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Buck Gurley. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  6. ^ "Buck Gurley hired to coach Lake Mary Prep football," Orlando Sentinel (May 23, 2009). Retrieved August 29, 2011.