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FSU Great Terrell Buckley on College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

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Former Florida State All-American and longtime NFL cornerback Terrell Buckley is among 75 former FBS players who will be on College Football’s 2017 Hall of Fame ballot.

Buckley, who played for the Seminoles from 1989-91, is the school’s all-time leader in interceptions with 21 for his career. Buckley was a Consensus All-American in 1991 after leading the nation with 12 interceptions and would go on to become the second FSU player to win the Jim Thorpe Award.

Buckley would score seven touchdowns during his FSU career — four on interception returns and three on punts. Buckley’s most notable scores include a pick-6 of Michigan’s Elvis Grbac in FSU’s 51-31 rout of the Wolverines at Michigan Stadium in 1991. In 1989, Buckley famously tricked Syracuse’s punt coverage team by standing still after fielding a punt like he called for a fair catch before returning it 69 yards for a touchdown.

Buckley would go on to play 14 years in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, New York Jets and New York Giants. Buckley finished his NFL career with 50 interceptions.

Buckley is also one of just 10 Seminoles to have his jersey retired. He would become the seventh FSU player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, joining receivers Fred Biletnikoff and Ron Sellers, defensive tackle Ron Simmons, linebacker Derrick Brooks, quarterback Charlie Ward and fellow cornerback Deion Sanders. Former FSU head coaches Bobby Bowden and Darrell Mudra are also inducted.

The College Football Hall of Fame class of 2017 will be announced on Jan. 6, 2017 in Tampa — three days prior to college football’s national championship

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