Michael Buchanan (American football)

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Michael Buchanan
Michael Buchanan
Buchanan in the 2013 NFL postseason.
No. 99 Edmonton Eskimos
Position: Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-01-24) January 24, 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Flossmoor (IL) Homewood-Flossmoor
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 226
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice Roster
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 11
Sacks: 2.0
Interceptions: 0
Forced Fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Anthony Buchanan, Jr. (born January 24, 1991) is a defensive end for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). 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 New England Patriots of the NFL. 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 NFL's 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 practice roster of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). On November 10, 2015, he was released by the Lions.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On July 17, 2016, Buchanan was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.

Personal life[edit]

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


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