|March 7, 1947
Fort Worth, Texas
|6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
|230 lb (104 kg)
|Amon-Carter Riverside (Fort Worth, Texas)
|1969 / Round: 12 / Pick: 298
|Career NFL statistics
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR
Tom Buckman (born Thomas Harry Buckman; March 7, 1947 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a former professional American football tight end.
Buckman played with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League during the 1969 AFL season. He had also previously been drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the twelfth round of the 1969 NFL Draft.
He played at the collegiate level at Texas A&M University.
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