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Buck, Vincent Lamont "Vince"

(born: 1968) 

Vince L. Buck was born in Owensboro, KY, where he was an outstanding football player. At Central State University in Wilburforce, OH, he was an NAIA All American and Defensive Player of the Year. In 1988, Buck, at 6'2", 185 pounds, led the nation in punt return average (34 punt returns, 21.5 yards per attempt) and interceptions (10, one for a touchdown).

Buck was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 1990 NFL draft. He played his entire professional football career with the Saints as a cornerback and safety from 1990-1995. The Saints had their first winning season in 1991 and were in the playoffs 1990-1992.

Buck broke his ankle during the 1995 season and was released in 1996. During his career, he had started in 64 of 84 games, making 354 tackles and 10 interceptions. He currently owns several Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care franchises, most of them in the New Orleans area.

For more see Who's Who Among African Americans, 1994-1999; S. Vied, "Buck lavished with praise for exploits at Central State," Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, 11/24/1988, p.  1B; Vince Buck at; and J. DeShazier, "Buck surprised to hear of release from Saints," Times-Picayune, 5/26/1996, Sports section, p. D1.


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