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The Baylor Impact is published quarterly by the Baylor School of Education.

The Baylor Impact
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Chris Buford - Web Extra - ImpactSPR14

If I were asked to describe Chris Buford in one word, it would have to be diligent. Chris is the type of person coaches love to have in their program. He battled every day on and off the field to adhere to the high standards of our program and the personal goals he had set for himself. He never complained or veered from his path and the fruits of his labor are apparent in the success he is enjoying today. I think Chris will continue to be a valuable asset to the Dolphins’ organization and I am sure that we will see big things from him in the future.

Art Briles
Head Football Coach
Baylor University

Chris Buford was an undergraduate student during my first year at Baylor in my HP 4393 Facilities and Equipment class. While he performed well in that initial class while balancing his role as a varsity football player, I was impressed by his transformation over the next two years as he embarked upon the completion of his master’s program in Sport Management. He became a strong leader amongst his peers and began to really develop within the scholarly setting. His research work comparing student-athlete and student attendance at FBS football was presented at the College Sport Research Institute’s Conference on College Sport at UNC Chapel Hill, and he led a case study completion group there as well. Chris was instrumental in moving our graduate program forward.

Dr. Jeffrey Petersen
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director
Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation
Baylor School of Education

It has been a joy to see the maturation of Chris since the time I first had him in class as an incoming freshmen. He has always been thoughtful and well spoken, so I am not surprised to hear of his current role as an NFL scout. I’m confident he is able to evaluate, critique, and persuasively and coherently communicate his thoughts to the team about players whom he is assessing. I’m excited to follow Chris’s career, as I know he will continue to make us proud that he is a graduate of Baylor.-

Dr. Blair Browning
Assistant Professor of Communication
Baylor College of Arts and Sciences

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