5 - Phil Buchanan
Phil Buchanan
Born: 11/10/1984
Height: 5-11
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbia City, Ind.
High School: Columbia City
Position: P/WR
2005: Played in all 11 games...chosen Butler's Special Teams Player of the Year...named honorable mention All-PFL...had a career-long punt of 65 yards at Jacksonville...had 12 punts of 50 yards or more and dropped nine punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line...chosen Butler's Special Teams Player of the Week following the Tiffin, Morehead State and Drake games...named to the I-AA Athletic Director's Academic All-Star Team...selected Academic All-PFL...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll and the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll...2004: Saw action in seven games...had a long punt of 46 yards...dropped two punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll and the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll...2003: Took over Butler's punting duties in the sixth game of the season...had a career-long 57-yard punt against St. Francis (Ind.) in first game as Butler's punter...had two punts of 50+ yards in initial season...dropped six punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll and the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll...Personal: Pharmacy major...born 11/10/84...son of Richard and Jean Buchanan...High School: All-county punter and placekicker at Columbia City High School...honorable mention all-conference placekicker...set a school record for most punting yards in a single season...named Class 4A Academic All-State...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Ron Frickey.