Junious “Buck” Buchanan

September 10, 1940 – July 16, 1992

Gainesville, Alabama

A.H. Parker High School

(Birmingham, Alabama)

Grambling State University ’63 

Defensive Lineman  6-7, 287



First Black College Player Drafted in the American Football League

Pro Football Hall of Fame

All-SWAC First Team

No. 1 overall player drafted in the American Football League by the Kansas City Chiefs

Clocked at 4.9 in the 40 and 10.2 in the 100-yard dash at Grambling

College Football Hall of Fame


Louisiana Hall of Fame


Grambling State Hall of Fame