1. Sam Buckner

    Sam Buckner

    Height: 5" 10' | Weight: 160lbs

    Class of 2023 | NC

    Kicker Rating:

    Punter Rating:

    • #62

      Ranked Kicker

    Offers: Emory and Henry College

Kohl's Comments

Buckner had an awesome showing at the 2022 Kohl's National Scholarship Camp. He looked excelelnt on his field goal striking at camp and was able to score 24 points. He had his best event charting for kickoffs as well, and he crushed some kickoffs several were 70+ yards and his biggest was73 yards with 3.70 seconds. Buckner attended his first Kohl’s Ranking event at the Kohl’s National Scholarship Camp in July of 2021. His “A” ball on kickoffs was impressive of 63-yards with 3.71 seconds of hang time and with some refinement to his technique he will see his “A” ball more often. He also hit multiple 35+ yard punts and was able to score points during the roll out charting phases of camp.

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Athlete Bio

Sam Buckner, 2628 Fines Creek Drive, Statesville, NC 28625, (704) 929-2292

Email - sambuckner04@gmail.com

Twitter - @sambuckner31

NCAA ID: 2111383086

Academics through Junior year:

James Iredell AP Academy, Statesville High School – GPA 4.27

Class Rank #3

Youth Leadership Program

2019-2020 Freshman Year Athletic Achievements:

Varsity Soccer starting goalie

o Voted 2019 Defensive Player of the Year by teammates

o 1st Team All Conference, All Region

Varsity Football starting kicker/punter

o Made two field goals in final game of regular season, one in overtime, to secure the perfect regular season and North Piedmont Conference title

o North Piedmont Conference Special Teams Player of the Year (2019)

o Defensive Player of the Game versus Jay M. Robinson High School, September 27, 2019

o Charlotte Observer Athlete of the Week in Nov 2019 - Statesville High 2-sport start is Observer AOTW | Charlotte Observer

Tennis Team 2020

2020-2021 Sophomore Year Athletic Achievements:

Varsity Soccer starting goalie

o 1st Team All Conference, All Region

Varsity Football starting kicker/punter

o North Piedmont Conference Special Teams Player of the Year2020 (4-26-2021 due to Covid) High expectations part of the deal at Statesville | Local | statesville.com

Varsity Baseball Team 2021- All Conference

Golf Team 2021

Olympic Development Program (soccer) North Carolina Team member, 2021

4 Star rating at 2021 Kohl’s National Scholarship Camp

2021-2022 Junior Year Athletic Achievements:

Varsity Soccer starting goalie

Varsity Football starting kicker/punter

o Western Foothills Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Year

Varsity Golf

o All Conference

Beta Club

Attending Kohl’s National Scholarship Camp – July 2022

Volunteer/Community Service

YMCA Youth soccer team 5-7 year old volunteer coach

Hobbies and Special Interests

Hunting/Fishing

Outdoor Recreation - hiking, kayaking, biking

Golf/Tennis/Pickle-ball

REFERENCES

-Eric Hanson (704) 450-3033 Teacher and Soccer Coach at Statesville High

-Randall Gusler (704) 881-2083 Teacher and Past Football Coach at Statesville High

-Rydell Cowan (704) 902-6566 – Current Football Coach at Statesville High

-Anthony Giugliano (803) 466-5084 – Kohl’s Kicking Trainer

Academics

  • GPA: 4.27

Ranking Camp Results

JULY 23, 2022 NATIONAL INVITATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP CAMP

2021 NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP CAMP RESULTS

Training Camp Results

DateCamp
10/02/2021Charlotte, NC Fall Assessment

Kickoffs

Distance: 65.00 yards – Hang time: 3.48
Distance: 64.00 yards – Hang time: 3.73
Distance: 62.00 yards – Hang time: 3.44
Distance: 61.00 yards – Hang time: 3.52
Average Distance: 63.00 yards  |  Average Hang Time: 3.54 seconds

Punts

Distance: 34.00 yards – Hang time: 3.62
Distance: 32.00 yards – Hang time: 3.96
Distance: 31.00 yards – Hang time: 3.28
Distance: 30.00 yards – Hang time: 3.12
Average Distance: 31.75 yards  |  Average Hang Time: 3.49 seconds

Weekly Game Stats

2021 Season

Field GoalsExtra PointsPuntsKickoffsSnaps
Game Date FGM/ FGAFGD XPM/ XPA #Avg.Inside 20 # TBs SS/ SA
Oct 151/13/3000770/0
Nov 190/16/6000730/0
Aug 200/05/5000000/0
Aug 270/03/3000430/0
Sep 240/03/3000430/0
Oct 10/08/8000860/0
Oct 110/07/6000970/0
Oct 270/04/51480640/0
Nov 50/07/7000730/0
Nov 120/06/6000730/0
Nov 260/00/1000200/0
Oct 220/00/0000970/0

2022 Season

Field GoalsExtra PointsPuntsKickoffsSnaps
Game Date FGM/ FGAFGD XPM/ XPA #Avg.Inside 20 # TBs SS/ SA
Aug 191/1 37
0/0000650/0
Aug 260/00/0000320/0
Sep 20/00/0000330/0

Season Stats

Field GoalsExtra PointsPuntsKickoffsSnaps
Season FGM/ FGA XPM/ XPA #Avg.Inside 20 # TBs SS/ SA
20211/358/611634180520/0

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