Position
Linebacker
Height
5'11
Weight
222 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Amite, La.
High School
Amite HS

(updated 1/19/05)

2003 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2004)
Tore anterior cruciate ligament in knee on opening kickoff against Florida on Oct. 9 … Underwent surgery the following week … Will not play in the bowl game … Backup linebacker who provided the Tigers with tremendous special teams coverage … In 2004, played in 6 games with 9 tackles, 2 of which went for losses … Had 1 sack for a 6-yard loss vs. Mississippi State … Added a quarterback hurry against Arkansas State … Graduated in August with a degree in general studies becoming the 53rd player under Nick Saban to have completed his college education.

JUNIOR SEASON (2003)
Played in a backup role at linebacker as well as seeing limited action on special teams … Recorded one tackles in two games of action … Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2002)
Key member of LSU’s special teams … Played in 12 games with no starts … Finished season with four special teams tackles … Saw action on defense in one game against Louisiana-Lafayette.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2001)
Played in six regular-season games for the Tigers, all on special teams … Recorded four tackles, three of which were solo … Had one tackle each vs. Tulane, Utah State, Alabama and Middle Tennessee.

HIGH SCHOOL
Honorable Mention for The Advocate Super Dozen … First team 3A All-State … Class 3A Defensive Player of the Year … District Defensive MVP … Led team to 15-0 record and the state championship … Recorded 180 tackles, including 23 tackles for a loss … Coached in high school by Donald Currier.

PERSONAL
Full name is Darrion Dorsett Buckels … Born on December 18, 1980 in Independence, La. … Mother is Georgia Buckels … Has three brothers, Titus, Carlton and Dedrick … Carlton was a four-year letterwinner for LSU at cornerback from 1990-92.

Buckels’ Career Defensive Stats

Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int
2001 Fr.-RS 6-0 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0-0
2002 So. 12-0 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0-0
2003 Jr. 2-0 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0
2004 Sr. 6-0 3 6 9 2-7 1-6 0-0
TOTALS 26-0 9 9 18 2-7 1-6 0-0
Full Bio
Career Stats
All Stats