TUCSON, Ariz. This was to have been a season to remember for Dan Buckner, Arizonas senior wide receiver who has a wide smile and vice-grip hands.
Then again, who is to say it hasnt been?
Hes been sound and solid all year, just a bit under-the-radar as sophomore teammate Austin Hill has stepped up as Arizona's big-play receiver this season.
Overshadowed? He shouldnt be, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said.
Said Buckner: I dont feel overshadowed by Hill at all. I was talking the other day and (saying) that I dont think RichRod has had so much production at wideout.
Austin is my partner in crime. When we are lined up on the same side, it makes it that much easier. I dont think I would have had as much success without Austin and vice versa.
And both have been pretty successful.
Heading into this weekends game with Utah on Saturday, the two have combined for 80 catches and 10 touchdowns in Pac-12 Conference play.
Its clear, teams cant sleep on Buckner, a 6-foot-4, 214-pound athlet...