March 21, 2023

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Rising Star: Imari Buckner

Imari Buckner is a multi-position athlete playing for Southeast Magnet Middle School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Playing WR, QB, and DE,  he is a 5’11 140 lbs. prospect who participated in the LGF All-American Game. Buckner recently showcased his talents last month at Gridiron Football USA’s Junior Varsity bowl game.

Q: Why do you love football?

A: I always had a passion for it and after quitting it, I realized that I was good at it plus it is a long time dream to play football. 

Q: Who is the one player you model your game after?

A: Hasson Reddick 

Q: What sports outside of football do you play?

A: Soccer, baseball, and track

Q: What is your favorite memory from football?

A: When I got my first sack or won my first ever playoff game

Q: What do you consider your biggest strength?

A: My height

Q: What is the biggest lesson you have learned from football?

A: Never lose trust in something you love

Q: What is your dream school?

A: I don’t think I have one right now

Q: What is your favorite position to play?

A: Defensive end

Q: What is your favorite NFL team?

A: Jacksonville Jaguars

Q: Who is your biggest inspiration in life?

A: My dad 

Q: What is your favorite post-game or pre-game meal? 

A: Macaroni and chicken

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