All-MVFC receiver who snagged 59 receptions a year ago, Buford should push for national honors as a senior.
2012: Matched the second-best season reception total (59) in Bears' history en route to earning All-MVFC first-team honors ... Finished second in the league and 47th nationally in receptions per game (5.36) ... Was also third in the Valley and 87th nationally in receiving yards (58.36) ... Had his first of three 100-yard games in season opener at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12), snagging 7 receptions, including a 56 yarder to earn CFPA National WR of the Week honorable mention and MSU Media Player of the Week honors ... Had 9 catches for 112 yards, including a career-long 69 yarder, in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) to garner MSU Offensive Player of the Week laurels ... Had 100 yards on 4 grabs in win at No. 11 Illinois State to earn Valley Offensive Player of the Week ... Also had big games at Indiana State (10/6/12) with 8 catches and at UNI (11/17/12) with 9 receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown ... Started all 11 games and led MSU in receptions (59), receiving yards (642) and all-purpose yards (642) ... Notched 7 catches for 105 yards in spring scrimmages, including a 37-yard TD reception in Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).
2011: Notched 10 receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown in his first season at MSU ... Had catches in 7 of the 10 games he played and earned three starts, including first career start in game at Oregon (9/17/11) ... Posted first career TD on homecoming against South Dakota State (10/26/11) .. Had multiple receptions three times, including the SDSU game, at Arkansas (9/3/11) and win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) ... Had season-long reception of 20 yards at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week for Arkansas game ... Tallied 8 receptions for 113 yards in three spring scrimmage appearances, second only to senior Jermaine Saffold in both categories.
High School: Two-year starter at slot receiver for Coach Jim Schotmueller at McCluer North High in Florissant, Mo. ... Had 18 catches for 182 yards and a touchdown as a senior ... Helped the Stars to a 6-6 record and Class 6 playoff appearance his senior campaign (2008) ... Stars were 8-3 his junior season en route to a conference and district title ... Had 10 receptions for 113 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a junior ... Played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Riverview Gardens High in St. Louis for Coach John Atwell and was a starter at receiver his sophomore year.
Personal: Dorian LaVel Buford was born 5/14/91 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of DeMoris and Achilla Buford of Florissant, Mo. ... Has three siblings - DeMoris, Aaliyah and DeVaughn ... Majoring in Criminology.