NORWALK, Conn. Norwalks B.J. Buckle, an eighth-grade football player at St. Lukes in New Canaan, has been selected to play in the Eastbay Youth All-American Game on Sunday in San Antonio, Tex.
Buckle, an offensive lineman, will play for the East eighth-grade team in a game against the West eighth-graders. The game will be played at the Alamo Dome. Buckle is the only Connecticut player on the East 185-pound team.
Boys are nominated to participate in the game, and a selection committee narrows the field to 40 players. Buckle caught the attention of coaches with his performance with the Connecticut All-Star team in the fall.
B.J. is a special player, St. Lukes coach Ryan Brown said. He started for our varsity teams offensive line as an eighth-grader, and that says a lot about his ability. He has the opportunity to develop into a truly great lineman during the next few years. Not only is he a great player, hes a great student athlete who always has a smile on his face. Hes going to be fun to watch."
Buckle, who plays saxophone with the school band, will also play for the St. Lukes baseball team.
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