Buck Gurley

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Buck Gurley
No. 90
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-04-07) April 7, 1978 (age 39)
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: 2001
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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 Assistant football coach for Colonial High School in Orlando, Florida.

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 Archived September 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  4. ^ 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., 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.