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#44 DeForest Buckner
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 290
Year: Junior
Hometown: Waianae, Hawaii
High School: Punahou HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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2013 — The Ducks’ second-leading tackler among down linemen posted 39 stops  (12 unassisted) while finishing with 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles-for-loss . . . Starting the last eight games among his 13 appearances, was credited with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the opening quarter against California in addition to posting one quarterback sack among his three tackles . . . Recording a career-high six tackles at Stanford  along with five stops vs. Washington, UCLA, and Arizona, he was responsible for takedowns on 12 occasions . . . Finished with a pair of unassisted tackles in his season’s first start at Washington as well as the win over Tennessee . . . Also credited with QB sacks against Nicholls and Washington State along with an additional TFL  vs. UCLA . . . Logged his most extensive playing time in Tucson, Ariz., with his 79 snaps against the Wildcats representing one of four outings (including each of the last three games) when he took part in 70 or more plays . . . Forced one fumble, recovered a second loose football and was credited with 2.5 TFLs among his three tackles in the 2014 Spring Game.

2012 — Completed initial collegiate campaign as team’s third-leading tackler (29) among defensive linemen, appearing in all 13 games and earning two starts … Credited with single-game high five tackles at Arizona State before adding four stops the following week vs. Colorado . . . Enjoyed four-week stretch when he combined for 14 stops . . . Recorded two unassisted tackles in win over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl … Totals included two tackles for loss for 8 yards, including a quarterback sack against Washington State . . . Recorded four tackles (three solo) and returned a kickoff in win at California … Credited with a quarterback hurry and two stops in victory vs. Arizona … Had two solo tackles, including one for a 1-yard loss in win over Tennessee Tech … Made collegiate debut and recorded three tackles in victory vs. Arkansas State . . . Named as recipient of Casanova Award as team’s top first-year player.

BEFORE OREGON — Competed in the 2012 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl game at defensive end … Recorded 73 tackles while helping lead team to second-place finish in state playoffs … Named first-team all-state at defensive end as a senior … As a sophomore, named all-state honorable mention, while receiving athlete of the year for his class … Four-year letterwinner in basketball, averaging 11.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game as a senior, helping lead team to third-place finish in Hawaii … Named to all-state first team and all-ILH League first team in basketball.

PERSONAL — Parents: George and Maria Buckner. Family: Three sisters and one brother. High School (Coach): Punahou (Kale Ane), 2012. Major: Undeclared.

Team’s First-Year Player of the Year (Casanova Award)


All-purpose yards: 3, at California, 11/10/12

Kick returns: 1, at California, 11/10/12
Kick return yards: 3, at California, 11/10/12 (1 return)
Long kick return: 3, at California, 11/10/12
Tackles: 6, at Stanford, 11/07/13 (1-5)
Sacks: 1.0, Nicholls, 08/31/13 (6 yards); Washington State, 10/19/13 (5 yards); at         Washington State, 09/29/12 (7 yards)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, 5 times
Fumbles forced: 1, California, 09/28/13
Fumbles recovered: 1, California, 09/28/13
Pass breakups: 1, at Colorado, 10/05/13

Alamo Bowl Champs