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Troy Buck was raised in Andrews. “My daddy was a horse trader and so it was obvious where I was gonna go. I joined the Texas Rodeo Association when I was nineteen, then moved into the professional ranks when I was twenty-two. I was a bull rider and calf roper for fourteen years.” He made it to the National Finals Rodeo in 1976, 77 and 78. When he retired from rodeo in 1978 he started driving a truck. In 1999, when he was fifty-five years old, he was sentenced to twelve years in prison for DWI. There was no accident involved, he was not a heavy drinker and the charges were thirteen years apart. He served the whole twelve years and was released on June first, 2011.
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