Dinos’ QB Buckley lands in Sports Illustrated


Dec 19, 2014

Source: Calgary Sports Info / Photo credit David Moll

CALGARY – After an incredible season, University of Calgary Dinos quarterback Andrew Buckley is getting some face time in North America’s leading sports publication.

Buckley appears in the Dec. 15 issue of Sports Illustrated in the ‘Faces in the Crowd’ after his dream season, where he led the most potent offence in CIS football. The fourth-year Kinesiology student won the Russ Jackson Award for the second straight season, then added the most prestigious honour in CIS football as the fourth winner of the Hec Crighton Trophy in the University of Calgary’s history.

The SI report:
Buckley, a senior quarterback at the University of Calgary, became the first player to win the Hec Crighton Trophy – Canada’s Heisman Trophy equivalent – and the Russ Jackson Award, for academics and citizenship, in the same year. His 10.6 yards per carry topped all QBs, and the Dinos led the nation in points (419), TDs (51), and total offence (5,082 yards). (http://www.si.com/more-sports/2014/12/16/faces-in-the-crowd)

Buckley appears on page 46 of the Dec. 15 ‘Sportsman of the Year’ edition, available on newsstands across North America.

The graduate of Calgary’s Rundle College is the ninth Dinos athlete in history to be featured in the pages of Sports Illustrated and the first since Jessica Zelinka in May, 2007.

Dinos Athletes Appearing in Sports Illustrated
Bonnie MacRae (volleyball)May 2, 1983
Greg Vavra (football) December 5, 1983
Jodi Evans (basketball)February 19, 1990
Curtis Myden (swimming)June 6, 1994
Jennifer Johnson (volleyball)June 6, 1994
Richard Bohne (basketball)March 20, 1995
Stephanie O’Neill (soccer)December 21, 1998
Jessica Zelinka (track & field)May 28, 2007
Andrew Buckley (football)December 15, 2014

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