1. Sam Buckner

    Sam Buckner

    Height: 5" 10' | Weight: 160lbs

    Class of 2023 | NC

    Kicker Rating:

    Punter Rating:

    Kohl's Comments

    Sam has not yet attended a Kohl's ranking/evaluation showcase event.

    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

    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

    Season Stats

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

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