Buckley scores first career TD, Budzien hits 12th field goal of 2013
2014: Redshirt sophomore ... Emerged as a dynamic option at tailback in 2013 (50 carries, 5.3 yards per attempt) before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Nebraska on Nov. 2 ... Recently recovered from his injury to return to the field, where he has moved to slot receiver to offset Northwestern's injury issues at the position ... Made 2014 debut with one catch for four yards vs. Northern Illinois.
2013: Redshirt freshman ... Played in nine games before suffering a season-ending injury at Nebraska ... Recipient of the NGN Newcomer of the Year Award on offense ... Posted career-high 99 yards on 17 carries at Iowa ... Carried the ball nine times against Minnesota ... Collected then-personal-best 58 yards and scored first career touchdown against the Golden Gophers ... Had a season-long run of 33 yards against Minnesota.
2012: Redshirted his rookie season ... Named the team's Practice Player of the Week on offense on three occasions (vs. Syracuse, Minnesota and Nebraska) and on Special Teams for the South Dakota game week.
High School: Starred at quarterback for North Forney, earning 2011 district MVP honors ... Ranked No. 89 in Dallas Morning News Area Top 100 ... Named 2010 Team MVP ... Named 2010 Performance Course Outstanding Leader and 2009 Performance Course Star of the Year ... Rushed for 329 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 1,387 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior ... As a senior, rushed for 1,352 yards and 25 touchdowns and threw 923 yards and eight touchdowns ... Highlights include passing for three touchdowns and running for the winning score in the school's first playoff game; a 94-yard touchdown run in a playoff game; and scoring five rushing touchdowns in a regular season game ... Two-year letterman in both football and track ... Honor roll student ... Coached by James Brown.
Personal: Born Stephen Andrew Buckley ... Son of Cynthia and John Buckley ... Majoring in learning and organizational change.