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Deone Bucannon
S #36
Height:
6-1
Weight:
208
Age:
22
College:
Washington State
Hometown:
Oakland, CA
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
72
SCK
2.0
FF
1
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 72 59 13 2.0 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2014 ARI 14 8 72 59 13 2.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 SD W 18-17 5 5 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @NYG W 25-14 6 5 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 SF W 23-14 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @DEN L 20-41 6 6 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 WAS W 30-20 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @OAK W 24-13 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 PHI W 24-20 8 4 4 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
9 @DAL W 28-17 4 4 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 STL W 31-14 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 DET W 14-6 8 7 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @SEA L 3-19 6 3 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @ATL L 18-29 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 KC W 17-14 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
15 @STL W 12-6 6 5 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

• The Cardinals first round selection (27th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft, Bucannon became just the second safety ever selected by the team in the first round, and first since Ken Greene (19th overall) in 1978.

• Ranked fifth in the nation while leading all defenders in the Pac-12 with 384 total tackles during his collegiate career. His 384 tackles represent the highest total ever by a Cougar defensive back, and he was one of just four players in school history to top 300 career tackles. His 268 solo tackles were the most among active players in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision ranks.

• His 15 career INTs rank third in WSU history, and he was tied for the highest total in the nation among active major college players at the end of his senior season.

• As a senior in 2013, earned first-team All-American honors and was a semi-finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back after recording a team-high 114 tackles (78 solo), six INTs, 4.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

NoteCARDS:

• The Cardinals first round selection (27th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft, Bucannon became just the second safety ever selected by the team in the first round, and first since Ken Greene (19th overall) in 1978.

• Ranked fifth in the nation while leading all defenders in the Pac-12 with 384 total tackles during his collegiate career. His 384 tackles represent the highest total ever by a Cougar defensive back, and he was one of just four players in school history to top 300 career tackles. His 268 solo tackles were the most among active players in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision ranks.

• His 15 career INTs rank third in WSU history, and he was tied for the highest total in the nation among active major college players at the end of his senior season.

• As a senior in 2013, earned first-team All-American honors and was a semi-finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back after recording a team-high 114 tackles (78 solo), six INTs, 4.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

College Career: Started 43 of 49 games at Washington State, ranking fifth in the nation while leading all defenders in the Pac-12 with 384 total tackles, which ranked fourth in school history … 384 tackles are also the most ever by a Cougar DB, and his 268 solo tackles were the most among players in the NCAA Football Bowl Division … ranks third in school history with 15 career INTs, which also tied the most for any active major college player … added a sack, 13.5 tackles for loss, 14 pass defensed and a blocked punt, in addition to causing seven fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his time with the Cougars.

2013: Earned first-team All-American honors and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back after recording a team-high 114 tackles (78 solo), six INTs, 4.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior … marked third time in his career (freshman, junior) that he led the team in tackles … 114 total tackles ranked second in the league and his 78 solo stops led the Pac-12 and placed 11th nationally … his six INTs led the conference and ranked ninth nationally … had 28 of his tackles inside the red zone, including nine on goal-line stands, a major reason the Cougars ranked 18th in the nation in red zone defense … totaled 55 hits vs. the ground game, including two for loss, as he stopped ball carriers at the line of scrimmage for no gain on 11 other plays … had 89 passes targeted into his area in the red zone, with the opposition completing just 19 attempts (21.3%), the lowest percentage for any DB in the conference and second-lowest by a major college safety … also registered five tackles on special teams … posted an INT in four consecutive games (vs. Southern Utah State, Idaho, Stanford and California).

2012: An All-American honorable mention and All-Pac-12 Conference first-team choice by The NFL Draft Report, the junior led the team with 106 tackles (65 solo), his first career sack, four INTs, a career-high eight passes defensed, a forced fumble and six special teams tackles on the season … his 106 tackles were the most by a Cougar since (former Cardinals) LB James Darling posted 106 stops in 1996, as he averaged 8.8 tackles per game … produced at least 10 tackles in seven of his 11 starting assignments … also recorded seven third-down stops, one more on a fourth-down play and had two of his three tackles for loss vs. the ground game … delivered 29 tackles inside the red zone, with nine coming on goal-line plays.

2011: Started 11 of 12 games played as a sophomore, finishing second on the team and 13th in the conference with 80 tackles (58 solo), while adding three INTs, two tackles for loss, seven passes defensed and a forced fumble … also blocked a punt on special teams … had at least 10 tackles in two games and made 48 plays vs. the run game, posting seven tackles for no gain, nine TD-saving tackles, three third-down stops and one more on a fourth-down play in run support … totaled 16 tackles inside the red zone, including seven at the goal line.

2010: An All-Pac-10 Conference Freshman team choice after starting eight of 12 games at strong safety, including his final seven contests … led all of the league’s freshmen (15th overall) with a team-high 84 tackles (67 solo), including four tackles for loss, while adding two INTs, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery … in a four-game midseason span, he recorded at least 10 tackles three times (vs. Arizona, Stanford and California) … named Cougar Defensive Player of the Week after posting 16 tackles with a tackle for loss and a pass defensed vs. Arizona, as his 14 solo tackles vs. the Wildcats tied for the fifth-most in school history and were the most ever by a WSU freshman ... spent the first five games seeing most of his action on special teams, posting three tackles on the kickoff coverage unit and another as a member of the punt coverage squad … earned Special Teams Player of the Game honors vs. Montana State … in run support, delivered 54 hits that included six third-down stops and 10 TD-saving tackles … registered 14 of his tackles inside the red zone, including five on goal-line plays.

Personal: First name pronounced ‘DAY-own’ … attended Vanden (Fairfield, CA) High School, where he lettered in football as a junior and senior … as a senior, started at both strong safety and wide receiver and for the second consecutive year earned Southern California Alateen Conference (SCAC) Defensive Player of the Year accolades in addition to being selected to the All-Solano County League and All-City first teams … helped the Vikings reach the second round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs, as they finished the 2009 season with a 10-2 record … totaled 107 tackles, two INTs, eight passes defensed, four sacks, two fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles on defense and he tallied 20 receptions for 264 yards on offense … played his first full season of football as a junior in ’08 and reached double-digit tackles in nine of the team’s 12 contests … played in just one game as a sophomore, appearing as a 165-pound linebacker … lettered four times for the Vanden High golf team … General Studies major.

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