Former Carver High, Clemson Tigers standout Buckner talks national championship game

Former Carver High, Clemson Tigers standout Buckner talks national championship game

GLENDALE, AZ (WTVM) - Plenty of great football players have come from this area, and Alabama's had quite a few of them wear Crimson and White.

But the Clemson Tiger has done a little bit of recruiting around here, snagging one of the better players from this area two decades ago.

Brentson Buckner was a force for the Tigers in the early 1990s. The former Carver Tiger star is 7th all-time with 22 career sacks, eighth in tackles for loss with 46, and is a member of the Clemson Hall of Fame.

He went on to play for 12 seasons in the NFL, appearing in the Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers.

Buckner is currently the defensive line coach for the Arizona Cardinals, which means his boys will be playing in his place of employment.

He talked to Sports Leader 9's Paul Stockman about his life in football from Columbus to the NFL.

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