Michael Buchanan (American football)

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Michael Buchanan
Michael Buchanan
Buchanan in the 2013 NFL postseason.
No. -- Free agent
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
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
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 defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at 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]

New England Patriots[edit]

Buchanan was drafted in the 7th round (226th overall) by the Patriots. 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[edit]

On June 2, 2015, the Buffalo Bills announced the signing of defensive end/linebacker Michael Buchanan.[4] On August 31, 2015, he was released by the Bills.

BC Lions[edit]

On October 13, 2015, Buchanan was signed to the BC Lions practice roster.

Personal life[edit]

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


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