Paul Buckheit


Sports Legend

Patrick Buckheit

Patrick began his athletic career as a multi-sport star (basketball, lacrosse, and track.) His outstanding performances in both indoor and outdoor track made him an easy choice for Wall of Fame induction. Currently the only Section VI athlete to hold a state record, no pentathlete has come close to his point total (3848) in the last sixteen years. He still holds several individual and relay event school records. Earning a scholarship to the University of Tennessee, Patrick earned All-American recognition while winning the Southeast Conference championship in the decathlon. His point totals were high enough to be invited to the Olympic trials, but an untimely elbow injury limited his performance in the throwing events. He was selected captain of the UT track team in his senior season. To further demonstrate his versatility, Patrick was a member of the 2003 USA bobsled team. He is currently a member of the Boca Raton police force and has won numerous national law-enforcement fitness competitions. His favorite athletic memory is winning the SEC decathlon championship with his parents Bob and Shannon attending.