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Donald Buckram
 Donald Buckram

Hometown:
Copperas Cove, Texas

High School:
Copperas Cove HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
12/17/1985

UTEP Track Career: 2007 (Freshman): Outdoor: Ran the leadoff leg of the 400 relay at the Conference USA Championships ... unit earned runner up honors with a time of 40.22 ... also scored points for UTEP at the meet in the 100m dash, doing so with a time of 10.69 to claim third place. Indoor: Secured fourth place at the C-USA championship in the 60m with a time of 6.86 ... effort helped UTEP to a second-place showing at the event ... eighth place in the 60m in the season-opening Lobo Invite.

Football: 2007: Redshirted.

2006 (Freshman): Pulled from redshirt for the final seven games of the season ... went on to rush for 76 yards on 21 carries (3.6 avg.) ... also caught 12 passes for 218 yards, a team-leading 18.2-yard average ... had two catches for 94 yards against the Blazers ... two receptions for 74 yards (long of 71) versus Memphis ... three receptions for 31 yards at Marshall ... picked up his season-high four catches against Tulane ... rushed four times for a season-best 33 yards at Marshall.

Before UTEP: Listed as a Texas Top-300 player by Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine ... third team All-State 5A honoree by the Texas Sportswriters as a senior at Copperas Cove High School ... also first team All-District 13-5A and fi rst team All-Centex in 2005 ... rushed for 1,546 yards on 217 carries (7.1 avg.) with 26 touchdowns ... also caught seven passes totaling 58 yards, and returned four kickoffs for 83 yards (20.8 avg.) ... earned first team All-District and second team All-Centex honors as a junior ... played two years of varsity ball, seeing action at tailback, slot receiver and cornerback while also returning kicks ... ran track as well ... advanced to state in the 4x200 relay as a freshman and junior, and in the 100 as a junior.

Personal: Parents are Donald, Sr. and Delia Buckram ... has one brother and one sister ... full name is Donald Ray Buckram, Jr. ... nicknames are "DBuck" and "Don B." ... born 2/9/88 (Fort Hood, Texas).