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R.J. Buckner is a running back for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. R.J. Buckner joined the Golden Gophers in 2006 but was red-shirted and saw no game time. In his freshman season R.J. appeared in five games as a reserve running back and on the special teams. He was named and Academic All-Big 10 player and earned his first varsity letter for the Gophers. In the 2008 season he did not see any game time. In 2009, he saw action in one game but did not record any statistics.
Before joining the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers roster, R.J. Buckner played high school football for Harvest Christian Academy in Texas. As a senior he posted 44 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 interceptions and 8 pass break-ups. He was also on the A+ honor roll and the salutatorian of his graduating class.
R.J. Buckner is looking forward to seeing even more game time this season and is eager to play against rivals the Wisconsin Badgers. Buy Minnesota Golden Gophers football tickets today and watch R.J. Buckner and the rest of the Golden Gophers roster take on the Badgers and other Big 10 teams at the new TCF Bank Stadium!
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