By T.C. Cameron for NavySports.com
Navy-Wake Forest Football 2009
At Navy: All-America candidate ... enters the fall as Navy's starting kicker ... was named an All-American last fall by the All-American Football Foundation ... coming off a phenomenal junior campaign ... won the kicking job the week of the Air Force game and then went out and nailed three field goals against the Falcons, including a then career-long 47-yard field goal at the end of the first half and a 38-yard field goal that won the game in overtime ... also hit a game-winner in overtime against SMU ... has earned one varsity letter.
2009: Played in 13 games ... named First-Team All-East after finishing the season 10-for-13 on field goals 44-for-44 on extra-points ... one of just four players in program history to finish the year with a flawless extra-point percentage (min. 25 made) and is the only player kicking 30 or more PATs without a miss ... his 44 PATs, meanwhile, are the second most in school history, eight fewer than record-holder Joey Bullen (2005) ... his 44-consecutive PATs made marks the fifth-longest streak in school history ... ranked second on the team in scoring, as he was responsible for 74 points (10 FG, 44 PATs) ... his two PATs against Army pushed him into second place on the Mids' single-season extra-point leader board ... Joey Bullen set the record in 2005 with 52 ... made all seven of his field goal attempts from 35 yards or further ... kicked a 36-yard field goal against Army ... split the uprights on a 28-yard field goal at Hawai'i ... had made seven-straight field goals before pulling his 30-yard attempt wide right at Notre Dame as time expired in the first half ... split the uprights on a career-long 50-yarder against Wake Forest and followed up in the second quarter with a 41-yarder to give Navy the lead for good ... responsible for his second game-winning field goal when he split the uprights on a 24-yard kick in overtime to lead the Mids to a 38-35 victory over SMU ... was 9-for-9 on PATs in Navy's 63-14 victory at Rice ... the nine PATs are tied as the second most by a Navy player in school history and the most since Joey Bullen kicked nine PATs against North Texas on Nov. 10, 2007 ... after losing the kicking job to Jon Teague for the Western Kentucky contest, bounced back and played the hero for the Mids against Air Force ... was flawless in his three field goal attempts against the Falcons ... connected on a then career-long 47-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining in the opening half to give the Mids' a 10-7 advantage at the break ... split the uprights on a 37-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter (11:18) to put the Mids back on top, 13-10 ... kicked what was the game-winning field goal from 38 yards out in OT ... entered the Air Force game having missed back-to-back field goals, a 34-yarder vs. Louisiana Tech to go along with a 32-yarder at Pitt ... split the uprights on his first collegiate field goal attempt, a 43-yarder, against Louisiana Tech in Navy's home opener ... made his collegiate debut as the Mids' kicker in Navy's opener against sixth-ranked Ohio State ... connected on all three of his PATs against the Buckeyes.
2008: Did not see any varsity action.
2007: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2007 graduate of Malvern Prep, Buckley earned three letters in football, three in baseball, three in indoor track and one in outdoor track ... ran the 100, 200 and 400 meters in high school ... baseball team won the state championship his sophomore year ... was a nominee for the Wendy's High School Heisman ... graduated from high school with a 3.97 GPA ... full name is Joseph Edward Buckley III ... born November 12, 1988, in Coatesville, Pa. ... son of Joseph and Mary Buckley ... majoring in economics ... carries a 3.36 GPA.