Shane Buechele, a two-time all-state quarterback who joined the Texas in January 2016, made a pretty terrific start with the big win for Texas Longhorns against Notre Dame. The 6’1″, 191 pound quarterback has sent expectations soaring and it remains to be seen whether he is able to pull it off further on.
Shane Buechele grew up to be a Texas fan in a family full of Oklahoma supporters and played at Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas. A Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll member during his first semester on campus, as well as one of the top quarterbacks in the nation coming out of high school, Buechele was coached Laban DeLay at Arlington Lamar.
He is a three-time all-state honoree and was invited to in Nike’s 2015 The Opening, according to a report by the Texas Sports. He enrolled at the Texas early in January to make sure he gets an upper hand in both college and football. He gained attention from fans following his power packed performance at the Texas spring game. Buechele threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns in just one half of football, the Heavy.com reported.
Buechele’s father, Steve Buechele, who is a Texas Rangers bench coach, drove to Austin to watch his son debut with the Longhorns. ”Yeah, I’d say there is some anxiousness for sure,” Steve was quoted as saying by the Star-Telegram. “I know it’s going to be wild, I don’t know really what to expect. This is new for us. It’s going to be pretty exciting and a pretty proud moment for mom and dad.”
The family managed to borrow 12 tickets for the game. “We were lucky enough to get some extra ones for all the family. We’re kind of spread out, but we’re all there,” Steve added. Steve has played baseball at Stanford and from1 985-95 he was in the Major League Baseball with the Rangers, Cubs and Pirates as a third baseman. Shane Buechele also takes a keen interest in baseball, golf and fishing.