NMSU Football BIO
81 Kenneth Buckley

2007 (Junior): Kenneth played in 11 games for the Aggies in 2007, seeing limited action the first five games of the season, before bursting onto the scene in conference play. Buckley made his impact felt in the Aggies’ first home conference game against Idaho (10/20) coming in for an injured Chris Williams. He grabbed a career-high six catches for 84 yards and his first two career touchdown receptions. He finished the season catching five passes in each of the Aggies’ last four games. Buckley had a career night on national television against Nevada (11/2), catching five balls for 116 yards and two touchdowns, including a long of 41. He then followed that performance with five catches for 28 yards against San Jose State (11/10). Buckley tallied his second highest receiving yardage game of the season with a 97-yard performance against Utah State (10/17), followed by a season ending show against Fresno State on national television, where he caught five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown, including a career-long 66 yard reception. On the season, Buckley caught 29 passes for 413 yards and five touchdowns. He was also a big part of the Aggie kick return game, tallying 124 kick-off return yards, including a seven return, 110 yard performance against San Jose State (11/10).


2006 (Sophomore):  Buckley played in seven games as a wide receiver in 2006.  He caught seven passes for a total of 51 yards.  Against Texas Southern (9/16) he caught a season-high two passes for 11 yards.  Then again against No. 15 Boise State (10/15) he caught a single pass for 11 yards.  Versus San Jose State (11/4) he returned a kick-off for a season-high 16 yards.  His season was cut short due to a knee injury during the San Jose State (11/4) game.


2005 (Red Shirt Freshman): Did not play in 2005.


2004 (Freshman): Buckley played in 11 games for the Aggies as a true freshman, catching 10 passes for 87 yards. He also threw two passes, completing both for 52 yards and a touchdown. He also led the team in kick-off return yardage with 431 yards on 20 returns, averaging 21.5 yards a return.


High School: Buckley was named first team All-District in football, basketball and baseball as a senior. He was also named Offensive Player of the Year in District 15-4a and his team's MVP. As a senior, Buckley caught 45 passes for 900 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was named Old Spice Player of the Year and named to the All-Region team in the Fort Worth area.


Personal: Kenneth was born in Fort Worth, Texas and is the son of Kenneth and Bobbie Buckley.



Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 187
Year: Senior
City/State: Everman, Texas
High School: Alvarado HS
Experience: 2 Letters

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