Baylen Buchanan, son of Ray, commits to Louisville

Originally posted on Cardinal Sports Zone:



Bobby Petrino got his first commitment from the class of 2016 on Saturday when Baylen Buchanan pledged to the Cards. That last name should get your attention. His father is former Louisville great Ray Buchanan. If you are too young to remember Ray, here is his bio from

He endeared himself to all Louisville fans as “Big Play” Ray, but it was a career that almost wasn’t for Ray Buchanan.

Arriving as a wide receiver/ running back from Maywood, Ill., Buchanan initially balked at being moved to the defensive backfield, to the point of almost transferring. After some convincing by coach Howard Schnellenberger, Buchanan made the switch and left his mark on the U of L and NFL history books as a two-time collegiate All-American and NFL Pro Bowl selection.

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