College Football News named him one of the 10 greatest playmakers of all-time. He set an FSU record with 21 interceptions over three years, including 12 picks in '91 when he won the Thorpe Award. And he still holds the NCAA Record for Most Career Interception Return Yards (501)
But for FSU fans in the late 80's, Terrell Buckley (1989-91) is best remembered for a single play. Fielding a punt against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome, he tucked the ball under his arm and took a casual step or two towards the bench. Defenders slowed down. Obviously Buckley had signaled for a fair catch.
NOT. T-Buck suddenly burst down the middle of the field, picked up a key block and raced 69 yards to paydirt. The crafty move shocked everybody in the Dome -- even his coaches.
"I wish I could have thought that up," chuckled Bobby Bowden, who promptly dubbed Buckley "The Foola from Pascagoula."
Here's how that unforgettable punt return sounded if you were listening to the play-by-play in October of 1989.