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  69  Buck Rasmussen  DL
  Height: 6-4   Weight: 285
  Year: 1   Yrs/Pat: 1
  Acquired: FA-04
  School: Nebraska-Omaha
  Major: Sociology
  Born: Oct 1, 1978  Tekamah  NE

Personal

Buck Rasmussen was born the son of Ardyth and Bruce Rasmussen on October 1, 1978 … Named all-conference, all-area and all-state honorable mention after an outstanding senior campaign at Tekamah-Herman (Neb.) High School … Won the state heavyweight wrestling title as the school’s first unbeaten wrestler for his career … Placed in the shot put in the state track meet … Majored in sociology at Nebraska-Omaha.

Career Transactions

Buck Rasmussen was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 2, 2003 and attended the Patriots 2003 training camp … Released by the Patriots (08/24/03) … Re-signed by the Patriots (02/06/04).

College

Finished his Maverick career with 15 sacks and 27 tackles for a loss … As a fifth-year senior captain, recorded three sacks and eight stops behind the line of scrimmage … Started all 11 games and was named second-team All-North Central Conference … Received the Glen Hepburn award as the team’s defensive MVP … Granted a fifth year of eligibility in a hardship ruling by the NCAA after suffering a knee injury in 2001 … Worked hard in the offseason to regain his starting spot on the defensive front … In 2001, suffered a knee injury in the Mavs’ second game of the season and later underwent surgery …  Made four tackles and one pass defense in the two games … As junior, earned second-team all-NCC honors after registering 28 tackles … Recorded four sacks, which all came against North Dakota, earning him NCC defensive player of the week honors … In 1999, appeared in every game totaling 11 solo tackles and three sacks … Played in every game as a true freshman amassing five sacks and three fumble recoveries.

NFL Europe

2004 (Amsterdam Admirals): Spent the first four weeks on the Frankfurt Galaxy practice squad before being signed by the Amsterdam Admirals … Collected nine tackles (8 solo) and a sack in six games with two starts at defensive tackle for Amsterdam.