Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Former Teammate Luke Buchheit on Daryl Agpalsa

Former 4x All-NWC Tight End (2nd team 1999 & 2000, 1st team 2001 & 2002) and teammate of newly minted Linfield Legend Daryl Agpalsa, Luke Buchheit, jotted down some thoughts about his close friend. Luke was a fan favorite at the ‘Catdome during his playing days as the crowd would call out “BUUUUUUCC” anytime Luke caught the ball over the middle and looked to level a DB. Please leave a note in the comment section if you have any stories or additional thoughts about Daryl.


If I could describe Daryl Agpalsa in one word is would be relentless. In every aspect of Daryl’s personal qualities, except for attending class regularly, Daryl was relentless. He blocked like he had a personal vendetta against every defensive lineman and or linebacker he was responsible for, he ate food like it was a disappearing commodity, he studied film for hours, and was excellent teammate to boot. Daryl had this ability to make you feel comfortable and welcome, yet would get after it when times called for it. He made practices fun and had this ability to spin everything that he did or didn’t do in a “ah shucks” manner (which usually drove coach Hire mad). For a five foot nothing and a 200 pound nothing lineman he was as relentless and fearless as they come.

When I first met Daryl, he demonstrated the Hawaiian culture to perfection. He was cool, calm, and collected, but once you put pads on him and put him in a competitive situation, whether it was practice, scrimmage, or game he was a different person. Playing and being with him in the huddle was somewhat reassuring, because you knew that the correct call was going to be made and the end result was a pancake with a little bit of Daryl on top. Something that should also be noted is that Daryl mastered the art of holding as you have seen in his highlight clips.

On a more personal note, he has always had your best interest in mind and remains to be a good friend of mine and will always be apart of the Linfield football fraternity. Thanks and have a great day!

Luke Buchheit #89
Class of 2002

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