Michael Buchanan (American football)

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Michael Buchanan
Michael Buchanan
Buchanan in the 2013 NFL postseason.
Buffalo Bills
Position: Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-01-24) January 24, 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Homewood-Flossmoor (IL)
College: Illinois
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 226
Career history
Roster status: Waived
Career highlights and awards
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, Jr. (born January 24, 1991) is a free agent defensive end 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 (2013-2015)[edit]

During the two years with the Patriots, Buchanan played in 18 games recording 9 tackles, five quarterback hits, and 2 sacks. On October 6, 2014 Buchanan was placed on Injured reserve for the rest of the 2014 season including the Patriots win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

Buffalo Bills (2015-present)[edit]

On June 2, 2015, the Buffalo Bills announced the signing of defensive end/linebacker Michael Buchanan. [4]

Personal life[edit]

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



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