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Countdown To Opening Day (7 Days): Buck Farmer

Feb. 10, 2012

The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2012 season Friday, Feb. 17 when it opens play in the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Classic at Winthrop. Stay tuned to RamblinWreck.com and meet all 33 Yellow Jackets with the “Countdown to Opening Day” series.

Buck Farmer
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RHP | R-R | 6-4 | 228 | Junior | Conyers, Ga. (Rockdale)

RW.com: List three words that describe you…
Buck Farmer: Hardworking, competitive, personable

RW: Name one thing that fans don’t know about you…
BF: I’m an Avid outdoorsman and was state finalist in bowling

RW: Why did you choose Georgia Tech?
BF: Close to home, prestigious academics, and baseball team

RW: If you could bring one thing from your hometown, what would it be?
BF: The open land and wooded areas

RW: What is the best piece of advice that a coach gave you?
BF: Never give up, always go after what you want to achieve

RW: What was the most interesting thing you did this summer?
BF: Went deep sea fishing

RW: What player, if any, do you pattern your game after?
BF: John Smoltz

RW: What would be your ultimate sports center highlight…
BF: Strikeout for the final out in the College World Series to win it

RW: What is your dream job?
BF: Professional baseball player or being a college baseball coach

RW: What event has most shaped your life?
BF: To be given the chance and ability to play at Georgia Tech and the next level

RW: Biggest accomplishments…
BF: Winning Connie Mack World Series… Being named Tech’s Rookie of the Year… Making the Dean’s list at Georgia Tech… All-ACC player

RW: Interests outside of baseball…
BF: Outdoors, golf, cooking, family, friends, mentoring

RW: What is your favorite Georgia Tech tradition?
BF: Team Camping Trip

RW: What is the reason behind your uniform number?
BF: Was given it my last summer in high school baseball and fell in love with it

RW: What’s your nickname? Reasoning behind it?
BF: Buck has always been my nickname and has run in the family

RW: Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
BF: Mark Teixeira

RW: Do you have any game or practice superstitions?
BF: Jumping over the foul line no matter practice or game

RW: Name the most interesting place you’ve visited…
BF: Farmington, New Mexico

RW: What jobs have you held?
BF: Maintenance employee at Evans Tool and Die Inc.

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