Parents are Frank (owner of Broadway Tire) and Marian Buchanan.
High School - A '75 Graduate of Ernest Righetti High ... played defensive tackle .. was on Santa Barbara County all-star team ... honorable mention all-league.
Other College - Attended Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria for two years ... was honorable mention all-conference there.
Saw back up action behind a pair of All-WAC ends, but did see a lot of action in eight games ... best outings were six tackles against Utah State and eight tackles at Oregon.
Hurt his knee at the beginning of the season and redshirted.