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#30 John Buckingham
Position: Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 228
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Greenwood, Ind.
High School: Center Grove
Experience: High School
John Buckingham
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/05/2006

2008 (So.): Played in six games, including the Mid-American Conference Championship Game . . . co-recipient of Ball State’s Bill Meitzler Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award.

2007 (Fr.): Played vs. Central Michigan, vs. Western Kentucky and at Western Michigan.

2006: Redshirted.

High School: Earned three letters in football for Coach Eric Moore . . . tallied 90 tackles, 13 sacks and 20 tackles for loss as a senior . . . named to the Indianapolis Star’s 2005 Super Team . . . two-time all-state and two-time all-conference . . . named to the 2005 Indiana Football Coaches Association Top-50 . . . all-county as a senior . . . helped team to the state semifinals in 2002 and 2003 . . . managed 185 tackles and 26 sacks in his career.

Personal: Son of Kevin and Kathy Buckingham . . . one sister . . . born July 28, 1987, in Beech Grove, Ind. . . . full name is John David Buckingham.