Today in Patriots History Terrell Buckley Happy 48th birthday to Terrell Buckley Born June 7, 1971 in Pascagoula, Mississippi Patriot CB, 2001-2002; uniform #27 and #22 T-Buck was a standout at Florida State and the 5th overall pick by Green Bay in the 1992 draft. Although Packer fans considered him to be a draft bust, Buckley did play in 209 games (plus 16 playoff games), with 50 interceptions and six touchdowns. Terrell Buckley had seven interceptions and one pick-six in his 31 games regular season games with the Patriots. He also played in all three 2001 postseason games - with a crucial interception in the AFCCG at Pittsburgh, and then a key fumble recovery in SB 36 versus the Rams. The 15-yard return off that fumble flipped field position and led to the David Patten touchdown reception just before halftime, giving the Patriots a 14-3 lead. In his post-NFL career Buckley first went back to FSU as an assistant coach for five seasons, then two years at Akron as their cornerbacks coach. Since 2016 Buckley has been coaching the safeties at Mississippi State. Former FSU DB Terrell Buckley named to College Football Hall of Fame Florida State legend Terrell Buckley is a member of the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame class, it was announced Monday morning. Buckley authored one of the best careers in FSU history while playing cornerback from 1989-91. During his three-year career he broke nearly all of the program’s interception records and still holds records for single-season interceptions with 12 and career interceptions with 21, which is tied for 10th all-time in FBS history. His 501 career interception return yards still stand as the NCAA record, and he added seven career touchdowns with four interception return scores and three punt return touchdowns. Buckley was a consensus All-American, won the Jim Thorpe Award and finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy vote in 1991. He also was a second-team All-American in 1990 and a two-time first-team All-South Independent selection. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was inducted into the Florida State Hall of Fame in 2003 and in 2011 his No. 27 jersey was retired. June 8, 2004: Patriots re-sign Terrell Buckley | Patriots.com The 5-foot-9-inch, 176-pound Florida State product returns to the team with which he earned a Super Bowl ring following the 2001 season. New England signed Buckley as an unrestricted free agent on July 13, 2001, and he played in 15 regular season games and all three of the Patriots postseason games that season. Buckley contributed to the Patriots’ first championship with an interception in the 2001 AFC Championship Game and a fumble recovery in Super Bowl XXXVI that led to a Patriots touchdown. He signed with Tampa Bay as an unrestricted free agent prior to the 2002 season, but rejoined the Patriots four days before the season opener after being released by the Buccaneers. Buckley quickly settled back into his role in New England in 2002, starting in two of 16 games and tying for the team lead with four interceptions, including two picks in the season opener against Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football. He signed with Miami as an unrestricted free agent prior to the 2003 season. Pascagoula legend Terrell Buckley 'coming home' to Mississippi State Terrell Buckley - Football Coach - Mississippi State Mississippian through and through, Terrell Buckley returned to his home state in 2016 as an assistant coach at Mississippi State. In 2018, Buckley enters his third season overseeing a very talented group of cornerbacks. He adds working with the Bulldogs’ special teams return men to his repertoire this season. Buckley, a 14-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion, was one of the most dynamic players in Mississippi history, guiding Pascagoula High School to a 1987 football state championship and undefeated season. He was inducted into the Pascagoula Athletic Hall of Fame in June. He was born in Columbia, Miss., and spent most of his childhood in Gautier. Buckley was instrumental in helping MSU haul in back-to-back Top 25 recruiting classes. During his entire coaching tenure, Buckley has coached 13 players who have signed professional contracts, including most recently Lashard Durr (Indianapolis Colts) and 2018 NFL first rounder Jaire Alexander (Green Bay Packers). The 2017 season was one of the best on record in terms of pass defense at MSU. Buckley’s group spearheaded a Bulldog pass defense that allowed only 174.7 yards per game through the air, which ranked fourth in the SEC and 12th nationally. That figure was also the best by a State defense in 13 years when the 2004 squad allowed 174.5 yards per game passing. Other pro football players born on this date with New England connections: Richard Gordon, 32 (June 7, 1987); the TE went to Milford Academy in CT and played in 35 games for four teams from 2011-15. Alf Cobb (June 7, 1893); born in Athol, grew up in Waltham and died in West Hartford. Played in 21 games in the twenties as an offensive lineman for the Akron Pros and Cleveland Bulldogs. George Mulligan (June 7, 1914); the Waterbury CT native was an end that played nine games for the Eagles in 1936. Mike 'Lefty' Sebastian (June 7, 1910); wingback for the 1935 Boston Redskins. One other pro football player of note born today: - Goose Gonsoulin (6/7/38-9/8-14); six time AFL all star safety for the Broncos is the all time AFL interception leader with 43 picks, and had 11 interceptions in 1960.