He was also a member of the North-South Shrine football team.


After high school, Mr. Buchanan attended Arizona State University where he was named to the National Backfield of the Week after a 1969 Sun Devils' victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers.  He was the 1969 WAC Offensive Player of the Year. 


Undrafted by the National Football League, he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals. Instead of being on the "Taxi-Squad" with the Bengals, Mr. Buchanan opted to play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. 


In 1972, Mr. Buchanan earned All Eastern Conference  and All Canadian honors in the CFL.  He was also "Back of the Year."  ​He sat out the 1973 season because of a contract dispute before ultimately retiring in 1975.


​In 1979, as a special assistant to the head coach at Verbum Dei High School, Mr. Buchanan helped foster the "Impulse Snap System."   It resulted in the Eagles earning a 31-15-1 record and back-to-back CIF Championships over 4 seasons. 

Honors​​

1966

Foothill League Player of the Year

San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year

All CIF

All California

North-South Shrine Game

1972

​CFL

Back of the Year

Dave Buchanan (a member of John Muir High School's 1967 State  Track & Field Championship) rushed for 1800 yds, had 1500 yds in receptions, and 22 touchdowns. He broke Rod Sherman's single season scoring record of 163 total points.


Mr. Buchanan was selected as Foothill League Player of the Year, San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year, All-CIF, and All-California.

PASHOF TRIBUTE

Dave Buchanan

Dave Buchanan

THE PRIDE OF PASADENA, CALIFORNIA


THE JACKIE ROBINSON STATUTE


 DEDICATED  ON NOVEMBER 29, 2017 IN FRONT OF THE ROSE BOWL


GO VISIT!


PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, April 5, 2018




It's that time of year again! 


More kids from the hometown of sports icons such as Jackie Robinson and the Rose Bowl, who have made significant contributions in Athletics will have their sports legacy preserved in the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame. 


The Pasadena Sport Hall of Fame 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees also includes individuals and organizations that have sponsored and/or supported youth sports and recreation in Pasadena, California.


The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees compliment the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame’s alumni composed of other kids (and organizations) from Pasadena, California who went on to become champions in CIF-SS, NCAA, NFL (10 Super Bowl Champions), MLB, NBA and the Olympics.  Name it and someone from Pasadena has done it!

 
The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees will be welcomed into the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Brookside Golf Club located in Pasadena , California.  Purchase a ticket by clicking the donate button below and make a donation of $65.00 for an individual ticket or $55.00 per couple.



        

For more information contact:


Shawn M. Millner

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.:

at: smmillner@aol.com.


Go, Pasadena!

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame


PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, April 5, 2018




It's that time of year again! 


More kids from the hometown of sports icons such as Jackie Robinson and the Rose Bowl, who have made significant contributions in Athletics will have their sports legacy preserved in the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame. 


The Pasadena Sport Hall of Fame 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees also includes individuals and organizations that have sponsored and/or supported youth sports and recreation in Pasadena, California.


The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees compliment the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame’s alumni composed of other kids (and organizations) from Pasadena, California who went on to become champions in CIF-SS, NCAA, NFL (10 Super Bowl Champions), MLB, NBA and the Olympics.  Name it and someone from Pasadena has done it!

 
The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees will be welcomed into the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Brookside Golf Club located in Pasadena , California.  Purchase a ticket by clicking the donate button below and make a donation of $65.00 for an individual ticket or $55.00 per couple.



        

For more information contact:


Shawn M. Millner

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.:

at: smmillner@aol.com.


Go, Pasadena!

THE PRIDE OF PASADENA, CALIFORNIA


THE JACKIE ROBINSON STATUTE


 DEDICATED  ON NOVEMBER 29, 2017 IN FRONT OF THE ROSE BOWL


GO VISIT!