TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Former Florida State All-American Terrell Buckley was listed on the 2018 ballot for the induction into the College Football Hall of Fame on Thursday by the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame. Buckley is one of 75 players up for induction from the Football Subdivision.
A three-year standout (1989-91), Buckley was the second Seminole to win the Jim Thorpe Award in 1991 after becoming a consensus All-American behind a school-record setting 12 interceptions that season. The Pascagoula, Miss., native also holds the career record for interceptions at 21 and his 501 career interception return yards is still the NCAA record.
Buckley was the fifth pick in the 1992 NFL Draft and had a 14-year career, playing most notably for the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins. His jersey No. 27 was retired in 2011 at Florida State. He is currently an assistant coach at Mississippi State working with cornerbacks and as the recruiting coordinator.
The ballot was emailed Thursday to the more than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers whose votes will be tabulated and submitted to the NFF’s Honors Courts, which will deliberate and select the class. The announcement of the 2018 Class will be made Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. The city is serving as the host for the CFP National Championship, which will be played later that day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.