Terrell Buckley
Terrell Buckley
Position: Assistant Coach / Cornerbacks
Alma Mater: Florida State, 2007

Terrell Buckley, a 14-year veteran of the NFL and Florida State standout, joined the UA staff in January 2012 and will work with the Zips’ cornerbacks. He helped the Patriots to a victory in Super Bowl XXXVI (Feb. 3, 2002).

A two-year starter and three-year letterwinner as a cornerback and return specialist at Florida State (1989-91), he was inducted into the school’s sports hall of fame in 2003. He had his jersey No. 27 retired in 2011 and is one of nine players in FSU history to earn that distinction, joining receivers Fred Biletnikoff (1962-64) and Ron Sellers (1966-68), nose guard Ron Simmons (1977-80), cornerback Deion Sanders (1985-88), Heisman trophy-winning quarterbacks Charlie Ward (1989-93) and Chris Weinke (1997-2000), running back Warrick Dunn (1993-96) and linebacker Derrick Brooks (1991-94).

Buckley, 41 (born June 7, 1971) left FSU as the program’s all-time leader in interceptions (21) and interception return yards (501). That INT return yardage was an NCAA record, and he tied school records for touchdowns off interceptions (4) and punt returns (3). He earned consensus All-America honors as a junior in 1991 as well as the Jim Thorpe Award that same season, given annually to the nation’s top defensive back. He was also a member of the Seminoles baseball team for two seasons (1990-91), playing outfield and second base, and was a sprinter on the outdoor track team (1991-92).

Buckley was picked fifth in the 1992 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and spent the next 14 seasons in the league (1992-2005).

During his NFL career he amassed 50 interceptions. In 1996, Buckley led the league in interception return yards (164) and as a rookie in 1992 set what remains a current record as the youngest player to return a punt for a touchdown (21 years, 105 days – Sept. 20, 1992, versus Cincinnati). He also played baseball in the Atlanta Braves minor league system.

Buckley spent the last three seasons as a graduate assistant strength coach at FSU, where he completed his undergraduate degree in 2007. A native of Pascagoula, Miss., he’s a single father of three daughters, Sherrell, Brianna and Britney.

Buckley's Year-By-Year Coaching Experience:
2007 – Florida State (student assistant)
2008 – Florida State (weight room assistant)
2009 – Florida State (graduate assistant – defense)
2010-11 – Florida State (weight room coach)
2012- – Akron (cornerbacks)