Buck Belue has made his mark in the world of sports, both on and off the field. With just his name alone, Buck is one of the most recognizable names in college football history. He quarterbacked the University of Georgia football team from 1978 to 1981. During that time, he helped lead his team to the 1980 National Championship, back-to-back SEC Titles in 1980 and 1981, and consecutive Sugar Bowl appearances. Perhaps his greatest honor was being elected team captain of the 1981 SEC Champions. Buck was named 1st Team, All-SEC QB in both his junior and senior seasons and was chosen as the SEC Athlete of the Year in 1982. In games Buck started, the Bulldogs compiled a 27-3 record, which ranks ninth all-time in college football history. After his senior season, he participated in the East-West Shrine Bowl and the Japan Bowl.

At storied Valdosta High School, Buck is the programs only quarterback to start every game, in a four-year career, leading the Wildcats to a 34-14 record. He was elected to the Parade All-American Team in 1977. Buck was also an accomplished baseball player. He pitched a one-hit shutout in the 1978 state title game his senior season to help capture Valdosta Highs first baseball state championship. Buck was drafted in the 2nd round by the Chicago White Sox. Buck went on to play four years at the University of Georgia, where he was a two-time All-SEC outfielder. His .447 batting average led the SEC his senior season, and ranks second all-time in the UGA history books. Bucks Bulldog career .356 average ranks in the Top 10. Following his senior season, Buck was drafted in the sixth round by the Montreal Expos, and played three years in their organization.

Following his stint in professional baseball, Buck joined the Jacksonville Bulls organization in the USFL, where he played quarterback. When the league folded, Buck joined Mike Cavans coaching staff at Valdosta State University, where he was the passing game coordinator, and coached the quarterbacks and wide receivers for two seasons.

Buck became Sports Director for the ABC affiliate WJCL-TV in Savannah, where he anchored the six and eleven oclock news for four years before moving to Atlanta, where he currently co-hosts the city’s hottest afternoon sports talk radio show, The Buck & Kincade show on 680 The Fan. He also writes a weekly sports column, which can be found in several Georgia newspapers. During football season, Buck is the color-analyst on Comcast broadcasts of Georgia Bulldog games.

Email Buck @ buckbelue@680thefan.com