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Turning the Tide: Jason Buck Interview

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Buck, congressional candidate for Utah's 2nd Congressional District. I do hope to sit down with each of the candidates, but I began with one of my favorites.

Jason and my husband go way back, football buddies and old teammates. But that is not why I decided to endorse Jason Buck against Jim Matheson. I had the opportunity to visit with Jason, one on one, on the radio of course, to discuss the critical issues facing America today. I didn't tiptoe around them, but asked him straight out on everything I felt was important to know from any candidate.

As you will be able to see, Jason responded with straight forward answers (very refreshing) and has a solid constitutional foundation by which he measures everything. Personally, I'd like to see Jason Buck and Carl Wimmer walking shoulder to shoulder down the hallowed halls of Congress to show those yahoos out there that Utah is nobody's whipping boy anymore.

So sit back, relax, and listen in as Jason and I discuss the future of Utah and America.

Jason Buck Interview, Part 1

Jason Buck Interview, Part 2

Jason Buck Interview, Part 3

Jason Buck Interview, Part 4

About Jason Buck

Jason Buck’s family arrived in Nauvoo, IL from England and then moved to Utah shortly afterwards with the earliest pioneers. He was born in Moses Lake, WA, to a family of eight children with a rich farming tradition. When he was three years old his father moved the family to Michigan to farm potatoes and at nine years old, moved again to Adrian, OR. His family then moved again his senior year of high school to St. Anthony, ID where he met his wife-to-be, Roxi.

Failing to be offered an athletic scholarship to Ricks Junior College (now BYU Idaho,) Jason worked at a seed mill for two years in order to pay his tuition. He spent his days lifting grain sacks and his nights lifting weights . Through it all, Jason never gave up his dream of playing college football. Jason and Roxi married in the summer of 1983 and he was offered a scholarship as a defensive lineman at Ricks Junior College that fall where he received All-American honors his first year and National Junior College Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore. He went to BYU for his Junior and Senior seasons where he proudly represented his hard-working and humble family from the small town in Idaho. He was accustomed to being the underdog and wanted to be a premier player in a premier program. He truly became an exceptional leader on and off the field.

Jason became the only Consensus Defensive All-American in the history of BYU and won the Outland Trophy (equivalent to Heisman Trophy.) He was drafted in the 1st round by the Cincinnati Bengals and played for them in Super Bowl XXIII. He finished his NFL career with the Washington Redskins where he won the World Championship in Super Bowl XXVI.

Following a stellar, seven-year career in the NFL, Jason pursued his boyhood dream and bought a 650-acre ranch in Manti, UT to raise his young, growing family. In 2000, Jason moved to Highland, UT to pursue a career in financial services. Because of his public and personal relations skills, this quickly grew to private equity work and structured products, where he worked with many of the top banks in the world.

Since retiring from the NFL, Jason has stayed active in the football world by being a knowledgeable, trusted and popular sports analyst and color commentator for the regional ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX networks; a coach for his children’s teams; and as an owner of the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League. He is also a motivational speaker where he shares his inspirational and personal story, and the principles of success that he has lived by, to large audiences at universities, corporations and other groups throughout the United States.

Jason’s life has truly taken him from the farm fields of America to laying asphalt with Geneva Rock to finance boardrooms around the world. He personally knows hard work and sacrifice at every level, and he knows how to get a job done. Jason is a great American with an unmatched work ethic.

Every decision of his life was to put family first. Jason realizes there is no amount of fame or money that is more important than the success of his family. Jason’s number one focus in his life has been his wife, Roxi of 28 years and his children and grandchildren. Now that his family is older, Jason is ready to serve in a day and age that strong men and strong leaders are needed to return our nation to the fundamentals of the Constitution!

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Turning the Tide: Jason Buck Interview Turning the Tide: Jason Buck Interview Reviewed by Candace Salima on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Rating: 5