On July 4, 2015, longtime Cowboys equipment manager William "Buck" Buchanan passed away at 82 years of age. One of the more likeable men to ever work for the franchise, Buchanan served his post for 25 seasons before retiring in 1998 with three Super Bowl rings and a lifetime of memories.
For his son, Bucky, who now holds his dad's old job, this is going to be the first Father's Day without his best friend. The two spent countless hours together when Bucky was growing up, whether it was helping his father with the Cowboys, or tagging along to watch him officiate high school basketball games, or simply having a catch in the front yard.
Buck Buchanan was one of those rare men who didn't have an enemy in the world. No one can recall anyone even saying a negative word about him.
He lived another life before coming to Dallas, serving in the Air Force Academy before retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1973. He then managed the athletic facilities there in Colorado Springs until he heard about an opening with the Cowboys.
In this segment of Fathers, Sons & Football, Bucky, who also played football at Plano High School, recalls the memories he shared with his dad and how the game brought them closer together.