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#44 DeForest Buckner
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 286
Year: Junior
City/State: Waianae, Hawaii
High School: Punahou HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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2013 — The team’s 10th-leading tackler with 35 total  (11 unassisted, 24 assisted) stops, while finishing with 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackes fo loss, forcing a fumble and recovering a fumble . . . Started the last eight games, playing in all 13 games . . . Had a career-high six tackles at Stanford . . . Recorded four tackles (one solo) against Texas in the Alamo Bowl . . . Made five stops (one solo) against Arizona . . . Credited with five tackles in the win over UCLA . . . Recorded a sack in the Washington State victory. . .  Finished with five tackles (two solo) in first start of season at Washington . . .  Had three tackles, including a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the win over Cal . . .  Credited with two solo tackles during the victory against Tennessee . . . Recorded a sack in the season-opener against Nicholls.

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.

HONORS AND AWARDS
2012
Team’s First-Year Player of the Year (Casanova Award)

 

BUCKNER'S CAREER BESTS
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

CAREER STATISTICS

TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblkd
2012 13 15 14 29 2.5 0 0 0 0
2013 13 12 27 39 3.5 1 1 1 0
TOTAL 26 27 41 68 6 1 1 1 0
 
SACKS g ua a total yards
2012 13 1 0 1.0 7
2013 13 2 1 2.5 13
TOTAL 26 3 1 3.5 20
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