PAYCOM JIM THORPE AWARD
Terrell Buckley was a two-year starter and three-year letterman at Florida State University. He set a school record for interceptions (21) and tied school records for defensive touchdowns (4) and special team touchdowns (3). Buckley went on to set a NCAA record for interception return yards (501). He was named a first team All-American in 1991, and finished 7th in the Heisman voting in 1991. Terrell went on to win the 1991 Jim Thorpe Award, the second Seminole to do so following Deion Sanders in 1988. In addition to football, Buckley played two years of varsity baseball and was a sprinter on the outdoor track team for one year. Buckley was inducted into the Florida State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
After college, Terrell Buckley was drafted in the first round of the 1992 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers. He played 15 years in the NFL, and he had at least one interception in 13 consecutive NFL games. He won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2002. Buckley was named the Cornerbacks Coach at the University of Akron in January 2012 after serving as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Florida State.
1991 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner Terrell Buckley, Florida State University