Andrew Buckley (Canadian football)

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Andrew Buckley
Born: (1993-08-20) August 20, 1993 (age 24)
Calgary, Alberta
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) QB
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg)
University Calgary
High school Rundle College
CFL draft 2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 62
Drafted by Calgary Stampeders
Career history
As player
2015 Calgary Stampeders*
20162017 Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
Awards Hec Crighton Trophy Winner x2 (2014, 2015)
Career stats

Andrew Buckley (born August 20, 1993) is a former professional Canadian football quarterback. He played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for two seasons before announcing his retirement prior to the 2018 CFL season. He was drafted in the seventh round, 63rd overall, by the Stampeders in the 2015 CFL Draft. He played CIS football for the Calgary Dinos where he won two consecutive Hec Crighton Trophy awards in 2014 and 2015.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Buckley was drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 CFL Draft and participated in the Stampeders' 2015 training camp before returning to university to play his final season of CIS football. He re-signed with the Stampeders on January 6, 2016 and made the team's 2016 roster as the third-string quarterback.[2]

Buckley played as a back-up quarterback for the Stampeders in the 2016 Grey Cup and scored a rushing touchdown in the third quarter. He was the first Canadian quarterback to score a touchdown in a Grey Cup since Russ Jackson in 1969. However, he was tackled on another touchdown attempt late in the game, which contributed to the Stampeders losing the game to the Ottawa RedBlacks.[3] On June 17, 2017, Buckley was named as Calgary's back-up quarterback, by head coach Dave Dickenson after the departure of Drew Tate.[4] Buckley announced his retirement from professional football on May 7, 2018 after being accepted into medical school at the University of Calgary.[5]

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