NEW YORK CITY – Linebacker Kiko Alonso became Oregon’s first player selected on the second day of the NFL Draft as the 14th second-round selection was chosen with the 46th overall pick by the Buffalo Bills Friday in New York City's Radio Music Hall.
He joins teammates Dion Jordan and Kyle Long, who were chosen in the first round of this year’s draft Thursday.
The Los Gatos, Calif., product and second-team all-Pac-12 Conference honoree completed his collegiate career as the Ducks’ second-leading tackler his senior year while pacing his team with 14 tackles for loss. Alonso was credited with 81 tackles in 2012 as well as four interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
In the course of finishing his junior year as Oregon’s fourth-leading tackler among its linebackers, he ended the year by being named the 2012 Rose Bowl’s defensive player-of-the-game in the win over Wisconsin.
Alonso culminated his career with the Ducks tallying 143 tackles, including 21 TFLs, and six interceptions.
He would join former Oregon defensive back Jairus Byrd, who was a second-round selection by the Bills in the 2009 draft.