Marcus Buckley

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Marcus Buckley
No. 55
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1971-02-03) February 3, 1971 (age 47)
Fort Worth, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Fort Worth (TX) Eastern Hills
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:1993 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:137
Sacks:1.5
Interceptions:1
Fumbles recovered:4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Marcus Wayne Buckley (born February 3, 1971) is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the 1990s. He played college football for Texas A&M University, and was honored as an All-American. He played his entire pro career for the New York Giants.

Early years[edit]

Buckley was born in Fort Worth, Texas.[1] He graduated from Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth,[2] where he played for the Eastern Hills Highlanders high school football team.

College football[edit]

Buckley accepted an athletic scholarship to attend Texas A&M University, and played for the Texas A&M Aggies football team from 1989 to 1992. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American at linebacker in 1992.

Professional career[edit]

The New York Giants picked Buckley in the third round, 66th pick overall, of the 1993 NFL Draft,[3] and he played for the Giants from 1993 to 1999.[4] In seven NFL seasons, he played in 101 regular season games for the Giants, started 25 of them, and compiled 137 tackles.[4] He was on the Atlanta Falcons 2000 roster, but played no games.[5]

On January 25, 2018, after an investigation by the FBI for ties to a $1.5 million insurance fraud scheme, Buckley was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison.[6] On April 10th, 2013 he was indicted and charged with insurance fraud along with a co-conspirator, Kimberly Jones.[7] The charges allege that Buckley made false workers compensation claims related to stress-related injuries from playing football.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Marcus Buckley. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Marcus Buckley Archived 2012-03-24 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  3. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1993 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Marcus Buckley. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  5. ^ "Marcus Buckley profile". NFL.com. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article196741864.html
  7. ^ https://www.unitedstatescourts.org/federal/caed/252371/
  8. ^ https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/15/288385.htm