Terrell Buckley was one of the best defensive backs in Florida State history.
And now he’s officially in the College Football Hall of Fame.
“The College Hall of Fame is a special thing,” Buckley said on Tuesday before an induction ceremony in New York. “When you’re leaving high school, I just wanted to have an impact with the program at Florida State. From there it evolved into something special to be inducted. … It’s unbelievable.”
Buckley was a star at FSU from 1989-91, earning second-team All-American honors as a sophomore and then was a Unanimous All-American in 1991. He finished his career with 21 interceptions, including an eye-popping 12 as a junior. He also had four interception returns for a touchdown and three punt returns for touchdowns.
Among those who were inducted on Tuesday: NC State receiver Torry Holt, Notre Dame receiver Raghib Ismail, Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, Arizona State quarterback Jake Plummer, Southern Cal defensive back Troy Polamalu, Wisconsin offensive lineman Joe Thomas, Texas quarterback Vince Young and coaches Dennis Erickson and Joe Taylor (who was at Florida A&M from 2008-12).
The FSU players who have been inducted are receiver Ron Seller, receiver Fred Biletnikoff, quarterback Charlie Ward, defensive lineman Ron Sellers, cornerback Deion Sanders, linebacker Derrick Brooks and coach Bobby Bowden.