Bueker is in his first season as an assistant for the strength and conditioning staff after working as a graduate assistant in 2013. A native of Bettendorf, Iowa, Bueker earned his degree at Iowa State in 2012 after spending five seasons as a member of the football team.

As a senior, Bueker was a co-captain for the 2012 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Iowa State team. A two-time winner of the Reuben J. Miller Award for conduct on and off the field, Bueker served as ISU's holder on placekicks in 2011 and 2012.