MOSCOW - Idaho senior defensive tackle QuayShawne Buckley has been dismissed from the football team after being cited for allegedly driving under the influence.
Buckley was allegedly involved in a three vehicle non-injury crash during the early morning hours of Feb. 2. Moscow police allege Buckley crashed into parked cars at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Julie Court. He allegedly failed a field sobriety test and was cited for DUI.
Buckley played in 11 games last season for the Vandals and started eight. He recorded 25 tackles, four sacks and four quarterback hurries, but also committed several personal foul penalties that former coach Robb Akey called "foolish and unnecessary."
Before the season started, Akey said, "QuayShawne is explosive and big and strong and can move. When he gets that motor turned on, he goes."
As a sophomore, Buckley started six games and played in all 12 of Idaho's contests, registering 38 tackles (five for a loss) and one sack.
As a prep star, Buckley was a first-team all-California Interscholastic Federation offensive and defensive lineman as well as his team's most valuable player and a first-team Mt. Baldy League offensive and defensive lineman.
University officials confirmed Buckley has been dismissed, but the Daily News was unable to reach new coach Paul Petrino for comment.