David Buehler is a kicker for the Dallas Cowboys, who selected him with the 172nd overall pick in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Buehler played four seasons at USC, where he was an all-Pac-10 selection. Buehler is 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 220 pounds.
Prep and Junior College
As a linebacker and running back at Canyon High School in Anaheim, CA, Buehler didn't hit the radar of most college programs. He chose to attend Santa Ana College. In one season at the junior college school, Buehler earned first team All-Mission Conference honors. In addition to his kicking duties, he made 24 total tackles on defense, and scored five touchdowns on offense.
USC Career
After transferring to USC for his sophomore season, Buehler saw action at kicker and on special teams. He made his only field goal attempt, a 49-yarder against Cal that was the longest by a USC player since 1998. Buehler became the starting kicker for USC following the death of Mario Danelo shortly after the 2007 Rose Bowl. In his final two seasons with the Trojans, Buehler was 25-of-32 on field goal attempts and 117-of-120 on extra points. Three of his seven missed field goals came in the final regular season game of 2008 against UCLA. He bounced back to make his only field goal in his final college game, the 2009 Rose Bowl. Buehler was a first team All-Pac-10 selection as a senior, and was chosen to participate in the East-West Shrine Game after the season.
NFL Career
Buehler was selected in the fifth round (172nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. Before the 2009 season, Buehler signed a four-year contract with Dallas.
Buehler's uncle, George, played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Raiders and Browns.