2016 Walter Payton Award Finalist
2016 1st Team All-Northeast Conference
2015 2nd Team All-Northeast Conference
2013 Jerry Rice Award Watch List
2013 2nd Team All-Northeast Conference
Four-year starter finished his career as the leading passer in Northeast Conference history with 10,320 yards ... led the Dukes to three Northeast Conference championships (2013-co, 2015 & 2016-co) and the school's first FCS Playoff appearance (2015) ... set school records for career passing yards, completions (801) and attempts (1,380) in addition to passing yards ... owns three of the top eight passing yardage seasons and two of the top five passing yardage games in school history ... only player in school history with two six-touchdown pass games ... was a three-time All-NEC pick (Second Team as a freshman and junior and First Team as a senior) ... finalist for the 2016 STATS FCS Walter Payton Award (FCS Offensive Player of the Year) ... finished his career with a 133.1 efficiency rating and 58.0 completion percentage ... threw for at least one score in 35 of the 42 games he played.
As a Senior (2016)
Team captain ... started all 11 games ... completed 208 of 363 passes for 2,865 yards and 23 TDs ... ranked among the Top 20 nationally in passing yards (2,856, 17th), passing yards/g. (260.5, 16th), yards per completion (13.77, 17th) and passing TDs (23, 16th) ... threw for over 300 yards three times, including a season-high 394 in a 54-35 win at Jacksonville ... finished the game with a school record-tying six touchdown passes ... completed 16 consecutive passes from the second through early fourth quarter in that game, with five of the 16 completions going for touchdowns ... his six TDs covered 11, 11, 65, 44, 15 and 12 yards ... the six TD passes tied the school record he shares with Connor Dixon (at Bucknell in 2008) ... Buechel also threw for six scores in DU's FCS Playoff loss at William & Mary in 2015 ... threw for 304 yards and three TDs to give DU a share of the NEC title in a season-ending 52-19 win at CCSU ... completed 20 or more passes in a game five times ... four of his 15 completions went for scores in a come-from-behind 35-31 win over Bryant ... the Dukes trailed that game 24-7 late in the second quarter.
As a Junior (2015)
Team captain ... named NEC Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 9 ... started all 12 games in leading Duquesne to its third Northeast Conference Championship in five years and its first ever FCS Playoff appearance ... passed for career highs of 228 completions, 2,871 yards and 24 touchdowns ... registered his first career 400-yard game in the season finale at William & Mary and had three 300-yard games on the season ... tied the school record for touchdown passes in a game with six in the season-ending, 51-49 loss at William & Mary in the first round of the FCS Playoffs ... also set career highs of 33 completions and 423 passing yards at William and Mary which were good for second and third best respectively in Duquesne's single season records book ... threw at least one touchdown pass in 11 of 12 games, including the last seven games of the season ... had a then-career best five touchdown passes in a 53-18 win over Alderson Broaddus ... posted 300-plus yard outings in wins over CCSU and Sacred Heart.
As a Sophomore (2014)
Played in eight games, including the first full six, before a rib injury in game seven cut his season short ... missed three games before attempting a late-season comeback at Wagner in the second-to-last game of the season ... completed 60.9 percent of his passes ... completed 148 passes for 2,025 yards and 14 TDs in six-plus games ... threw for 300 or more yards in five of six games prior to the injury ... completed 25-of-36 passes for 333 yards and four TDs in a 28-20 win at Central Connecticut ... threw for a season-high 352 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-23 loss at No. 21 Youngstown State ... posted 29 completions on 46 attempts for 344 yards in a 30-21 win over Monmouth ... named NEC Offensive Player of the Week after the Monmouth win ... completed 18-of-36 passes for 322 yards and three TDs in the season-opener at Buffalo ... tied the game at 21-21 with an 88-yard, third-quarter TD strike to Chris King ... DU, playing its first-ever game against an FBS school, led 28-24 with 10 minutes left before falling, 38-28.
As a Freshman (2013)
Started all 11 games ... was the first freshman to open the season under center since Scott Knapp in 2005 ... set school single-season records for completions (217) and attempts (373) ... his 2,569 yards passing were the most ever by a DU freshman and sixth-most in school history ... completed 58.2 percent of his passes with 14 TDs and 15 interceptions (120.4 efficiency rating) ... was named to the Jerry Rice Award Watch List (top first-year FCS player) ... named second team All-NEC ... posted three of the top six passing games by a Duquesne freshman (362 yards at Youngstown State, 309 vs. Albany and 295 at Dayton) ... earned NEC Rookie of the Week three times ... ranked 23rd nationally - and second among freshmen - in passing yards per game (233.5) ... also ranked second among freshman in total yards (2,569) and fourth in yards per completion (11.84) ... led the NEC in passing yards per game (233.5) and total offense (238.1) ... completed 21-of-28 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns (27, 29) in the season-opener against Albany ... the effort was three yards shy of tying the top freshman passing day in school history ... had four multiple touchdown games including a season-high three TD passes in the season finale at Monmouth (14, 19, 5) ... completed a freshman record 25 passes in the win over Wagner and attempted a freshman-best 45 passes at Sacred Heart.
Finished his career as the second-leading passer in Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League history with 6,898 yards ... threw 75 career touchdown passes ... passed for 2,811 yards (189-of-292, 64.7%) and 41 touchdowns in leading Montour to its first WPIAL championship since 1964 in 2011 ... led the Spartans to the PIAA Class 3A state championship game ... was named Associated Press Class 3A first team all-state as a senior and second team as a junior ... was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 two times ... was one of four finalists for the Pittsburgh Athletic Association's Mercury Award which is presented annually to the Western Pennsylvania high school football Player of the Year ... threw for six scores in a win over Chartiers Valley and five in a victory over Canon-McMillan as a senior ... completed 60.3 percent of his passes (158-of-262) for 2,221 yards and 24 touchdowns with six interceptions in leading Montour to a 12-1 record as a junior ... threw for at least 115 yards in each of the Spartans' 13 games ... had four games with four touchdown passes ... completed 143-of-257 passes (55.6 percent) for 1,872 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore in leading the Spartans to the WPIAL AAA playoffs ... chose Duquesne over the University of Maine ... was also a standout basketball player for the Spartans ... high school coach Lou Cerro ... major: pre-professional pharmacy ... date of birth: 3/1/94.