Glenbrook North grieves student-athlete Dylan Buckner

Glenbrook North Principal Jason Markey had to break devastating news Thursday night: Senior star student-athlete Dylan Buckner had died.

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Glenbrook North senior Dylan Buckner, 18, who died Thursday, was a team captain for Spartans football head coach Matt Purdy. “Dylan will be remembered for his tremendous work ethic and kind heart,” Purdy said Friday. 

Glenbrook North senior Dylan Buckner, 18, who died Thursday, was a team captain for Spartans football head coach Matt Purdy. “Dylan will be remembered for his tremendous work ethic and kind heart,” Purdy said Friday.

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Glenbrook North Principal Jason Markey had to break devastating news Thursday night: Senior star student-athlete Dylan Buckner had died.

“It is with deep sadness that I share news of the tragic and sudden loss of GBN senior Dylan Buckner,” Markey wrote in a statement to families. “This is a profound loss for our entire school community and our hearts go out to all of Dylan’s family and friends. These are the times when we need to reach out, check in, and ensure that we are caring for one another.”

On the football field, Buckner was a starting quarterback for the Spartans in both his sophomore and junior seasons. As a sophomore in 2018, he helped Glenbrook North to a 7-3 overall record and a Class 7A playoff berth, and second place in the Central Suburban North conference at 4-1.

Ultimately a team captain for Spartans football coach Matt Purdy, Buckner held career program records for both passing attempts and completions.

The 18-year-old Northbrook resident was found after he took his own life, according to the Cook County medical examiner.

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