Buck Belue

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Buck Belue
Georgia Bulldogs
PositionQuarterback
Personal information
Born: (1959-12-12) December 12, 1959 (age 62)
Career history
CollegeGeorgia (1978–1981)
Career highlights and awards

Benjamin Franklin "Buck" Belue played American football and baseball at the University of Georgia from 1978 to 1981. He was the quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs in 1980, when the team went 12–0, and, after beating Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl, was named the consensus national champion. One of the key plays in the 1980 season was a 93-yard touchdown pass from Belue to wide receiver Lindsay Scott[1] that led to a victory over the University of Florida, which was at one time tied with two other passing plays as the longest passing touchdown in Georgia history. This record was later broken by Aaron Murray's 98-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Davis in Georgia's victory over North Texas in 2013.[2] Belue was named captain of the 1981 team.[3]

Belue also lettered in baseball all four years at Georgia.[4] His career batting average at Georgia was .356 and he went on to play three years in the Montreal Expos organization.[5] Belue also played during the 1984 and 1985 seasons at quarterback for the Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL.[6] After the demise of the USFL, Belue spent two years on the football coaching staff at Valdosta State University, serving as an offensive assistant.[7]

Since 2000, Belue has been a sports radio host with WCNN in Atlanta, Georgia. For twenty years, he co-hosted Buck and Kincade mostly during mid-days with John Kincade. In September 2020, the show was recast as Buck and Hut, pairing Belue with fellow former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Hutson Mason after Kincade was laid off by the station.[8] Belue was also inducted into the Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame in 1996.[9]

Then in July 2021, Hutson Mason became one of five co-hosts of The Locker Room, leaving Belue with his own show called The Buck Belue Show on WCNN.

He is also the only quarterback to start all four years for the Valdosta Wildcats where he was inducted as a member of the Valdosta High School Hall of Fame in 2007.[10]

References

  1. ^ Burns, Robbie (2010). Belue to Scott!: The greatest moment in Georgia football history. Macon, GA: H&H Publishing. ISBN 978-0-615-39400-8.
  2. ^ Georgia's longest[dead link]
  3. ^ Georgia Team Captains[dead link]
  4. ^ Georgia Baseball Lettermen
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 28, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Buck Belue profile on WCNN (AM)680 The Fan Archived November 6, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "John Kincade, Steak Shapiro out amidst Dickey Broadcasting cuts". Barrett Sports Media. September 18, 2020. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  9. ^ Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame Inductees[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Malone, Christian. "Valdosta High Hall of Fame". Valdosta Daily Times. Retrieved February 10, 2021.


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