Buck Gurley
No. 90
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1978-04-07) April 7, 1978 (age 45)
Quincy, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Tallahassee (FL) Godby
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Sheddrick Tobias "Buck" Gurley (born April 7, 1978) is a high school football coach[1] and former American football defensive tackle. Gurley played college football for Florida. He played professionally in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was part of the 2002 Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl XXXVII.

Early years

Gurley was born in Quincy, Florida in 1978.[2] He attended Amos P. Godby High School in Tallahassee, Florida,[3] and he played high school football for the Godby Cougars.[4] Gurley was considered one of the nation's top defensive line prospects, and was recognized as a consensus high school All-American, including first-team All-American honors from USA Today, in 1995.[4]

College career

Gurley accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida,[4] where he played for coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football team from 1997 to 2000.[5] As a redshirt senior in 2000, he was a member of the Gators' 2000 SEC Championship team. Gurley graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in health and human performance in 2001.

Professional career

Gurley was not selected during the 2001 NFL Draft, and he signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent after the draft in April 2001. He was cut from the Dolphins after the preseason and later was signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad for several days during the regular season. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 7, 2002.[6] He played in eight games during the Buccaneers' Super Bowl XXXVII championship season.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "THE BUCK STARTS HERE: Ocoee names new football coach". West Orange Times & Observer. March 30, 2023.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Buck Gurley. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  3. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Buck Gurley Archived November 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c GatorZone.com, Football History, 2000 Roster, Buck Gurley Archived September 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  5. ^ 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 85, 98, 181 (2011). Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  6. ^ "Two for the Defense". Tampa Bay Buccaneers. March 7, 2002. Archived from the original on February 2, 2003. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  7. ^ "Buck Gurley". NFL. Archived from the original on July 21, 2006. Retrieved September 23, 2020.