Former Florida State cornerback Terrell Buckley’s name is already everywhere in the FSU record book. And now, Buckley could find his name among those of some other elite ’Noles in the College Football Hall of Fame, as he’ll be included on the 2019 ballot.
The Pascagoula, Miss. native has more career and single-season interceptions (21 and 12, respectively) than any Seminole ever, and neither are even close. Buckley wore the garnet and gold from 1989-1991, and in his second two seasons, he became the only FSU player ever to register a pair of pick-sixes in multiple seasons. Those four career INTs for TDs are tied with Deion Sanders for the most in Florida State history. Buckley is also tied with a few other ’Noles, including Sanders, for the FSU all-time mark of three punt-return scores.
The other Seminoles in the CFB Hall of Fame are, in order of induction, receiver Ron Sellers (1988), receiver Fred Biletnikoff (1991), head coach Darrell Mudra (2000), head coach Bobby Bowden and quarterback Charlie Ward (2006), nose guard Ron Simmons (2009), cornerback Sanders (2011), and linebacker Derrick Brooks (2016).
Be sure to keep an eye out for Buckley in our countdown of the top 100 plays in FSU football history. He’ll make several appearances.