Career Honors

  • Two-time Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll (2022, 2023)

As a Junior (2023)

  • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Appeared in all 12 games during his junior season, making his first three starts
  • Drew his first collegiate start against Arizona on September 23, the first of three consecutive starts
  • Recorded his first tackle against Sacramento State on Sept. 16
  • One game later, recorded his only multi-tackle game of the year, with three against Arizona, including his first half sack
  • Defended a pass in the season-opening win against Hawai'i

As a Sophomore (2022)

  • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Appeared in two games
  • Finished the season with a quarterback hurry

As a Freshman (2021)

  • Did not appear, retains the ability to redshirt

Prior to Stanford

  • Played at Garces Memorial High School in Bakersfield, Calif. for head coach Paul Golla
  • In California, ranked No. 62 by PrepStar and No. 71 by Rivals
  • At weak-side defensive end, ranked No. 44 by PrepStar and No. 81 by 247Sports
  • 2019 all-area
  • 2019 all-Southwest Yosemite League
  • 10 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, 35 total tackles and one field goal block as a junior
  • Top 100 Football Player and Top 15 Male Athlete according to Cal Hi Sports
  • Also competed in track and field where he was a 2019 all-area selection
  • National Honors Society
  • Garces Memorial High School Top Scholar-Athlete
  • California Scholarship Federation
  • First Honors Recipient all four years
  • Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Award
  • AP Scholar


  • Son of Jeff and Alissa Buckey
  • Father played football at Stanford before embarking on a four-year career in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers
  • Aunt, Mandy Daudel, competed in track and field at California
  • Great grandfather, Sheldon Harden, played football at Santa Clara and served as head football coach at Cal Poly
  • Has three siblings, Grant, Quinn and Pierce
  • Has played piano since the age of five
  • Tenth member of his family to play a Division I sport