Shane Buechele’s SMU season prepared him for KC Chiefs
Entering the transfer portal, Shane Buechele decided to stay in Texas committing to Southern Methodist University (SMU) to play for the Mustangs.
Just like his freshman year with the Longhorns, Buechele stepped into the starting role since his first day at SMU (2019). Entering his first game against Arkansas State, he led the Mustangs to eight straight wins to start the season until being knocked off by No. 24 ranked Memphis. Finishing the season with a 10-2 record, Buechele and the Mustangs received an invite to play in the Boca Raton Bowl against Florida Atlantic.
Entering his final season in college (2020) and with SMU, Shane Buechele started with another win streak. This time he rattled off five straight until being knocked off by ninth ranked Cincinnati. SMU finished out the season going 2 – 2, with an overall record of 7 – 3.
During his time with the Mustangs, Shane Buechele was placed on numerous award watch list including the Davey O’Brien and the Maxwell among others. He finished inside the top 10 in multiple statistical categories both nationally and within American Athletic Conference. In just two season, Buechele became the university’s all-time third leading passer (7,024) and second all-time in passing touchdowns (57). Following the finish of his time at SMU, Buechele accepted an invite to the 2021 East-West Shine Bowl (canceled due to the Coronavirus) and entered his name into the 2021 NFL Draft.
Buechele finished his college career with the following numbers:
952 of 1,508 (63.1%), 11,660 Yds, 87 TDs, 32 Int
290 Att, 478 Yds, 8 TDs