Buck,J

2004 All Star East

 

Josh Buck

Full Back

6’ 230 lbs.

High School Coach: Tab Kellepourey

High School, Class: Novi, A

College: Grand Valley State University

 

      Josh was a starter for the Novi High School Football team for three years. In his sophomore year ­he started as middle line backer and had 96 tackles. In his junior year Josh played fullback and middle line backer and had 138 tackles. Both years the team went to the playoffs and in his junior year they were Division 1 District Champions. In Josh’s senior year he was named co-captain by his teammates. He played both fullback and middle linebacker and made 141 tackles. In 2003 the Wildcats were undefeated for the first time in 3O years. Josh’s father played on that previous undefeated team. The Wildcats clinched the Kennsington Valley Conference Championship title, they were the Division 2 District Champions and they were also the Division 2 Regional Champions.

 

      Josh also played baseball for Novi as a catcher, wrestled and lettered in both sports.

 

      Josh thanked his parents and brothers for all their encouragement and support, "for without that I wouldn’t have come so far in my athletic career." He also thanked Dave Ray, his little league and part time football coach in high school, "for getting me started in the game and teaching me the true meaning of the game." Josh thanked his grandparents and aunts and uncles, "for attending all my games and supporting me in sports since I was eight years old." He thanked the coaching staff and his teammates for all the dedication and hard work they put in over the last four years, "Good luck to you all."

 

Awards

All Kensington Valley Conference, 2001 and 2002

Defensive Player Of The Year, Kensington Valley Conference, 2002 and 2003

All Area, Hometown Newspaper, 2002 and 2003

All Area Defensive Player Of The Year, Hometown Newspaper, 2003

All Metro North 2nd Team, Detroit News, 2002

All Metro North First Team, Detroit News and Free Press, 2003

All Metro First Team, Detroit News, 2003

All Oakland County Dream Team, Oakland Press, 2002 and 2003

All State First Team, Detroit News and Free Press, 2003



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