Noteworthy: Originally committed to Ohio State coming out of high school ... The big guy can actually dunk a basketball ... Since playing organized football in the fifth grade, Buford has lost only four football games his entire life and two of those came in high school state championship contests.
2003: Took a redshirt year.
High School: Voted first team All-State and All-Midstate by the Associated Press ... Earned the Daily News Journal Lineman of the Year award ... Rated the No. 52 offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals.com ... Helped Riverdale and Coach Gary Rankin make three straight state championship games, including a perfect 15-0 mark and a title in 2001 ... Team was also 13-2 his sophomore and senior seasons ... As a senior, Buford graded out at 83 percent for 15 games and averaged six pancakes per contest ... Graded out at 85 percent for the season as a junior and made the Top 50 Juniors to Watch List ... Lettered in football and track.
Personal: Parents: Andre and Lisa Buford ... Born: 5/29/85 ... Other: His father, Andre, is a football letterman at Middle Tennessee.