Michael Buchanan (American football)

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Michael Buchanan
Michael Buchanan
Buchanan in the 2013 NFL postseason.
No. 99     New England Patriots
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-01-24) January 24, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Homewood-Flossmoor (IL)
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 226
Debuted in 2013 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Roster status: IR
Career highlights and awards
  • Second Team All-Big Ten (2011, 2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2013
Tackles 11
Sacks 2.0
Interceptions 0
Forced Fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Anthony Buchanan (born January 24, 1991) is an American football defensive end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Illinois.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

He attended Homewood-Flossmoor High school. He was selected to the Champaign News-Gazette All-State team.[3] He was a four-star recruit according to Rivals.com.[3] He also was ranked as the 14th defensive end prospect nationally by Rivals.com.[3] He was ranked as the 59th overall prospect in the Midwest by SuperPrep.[3] He also was ranked as a top-100 defensive end overall prospect by ESPNU.[3] He chose Illinois over Purdue and Vanderbilt.

College career[edit]

He was selected to the Second-team All-Big Ten in 2011 and 2012 seasons.[3] In his Senior season, He was selected to the Illinois Fighting Illini's Outstanding Defensive Player and Defensive Lineman at annual postseason banquet.[3]

Professional career[edit]


Buchanan was drafted in the 7th round (226th overall) for the Patriots.

New England Patriots (2013-present)[edit]

During the 2013 season, Buchanan appeared in 15 games recording 9 tackles and 2 sacks.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Michael Buchanan Sr., and Lolita Jordan.[3]


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