Michael Buchanan (American football)
Buchanan in the 2013 NFL postseason.
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||January 24, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Homewood-Flossmoor (IL)|
|NFL draft:||2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 226|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2013|
|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.
He attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He was selected to the Champaign News-Gazette All-State team. He was a four-star recruit according to Rivals.com. He also was ranked as the 14th defensive end prospect nationally by Rivals.com. He was ranked as the 59th overall prospect in the Midwest by SuperPrep. He also was ranked as a top-100 defensive end overall prospect by ESPNU. He chose Illinois over Purdue and Vanderbilt.
He was selected to the Second-team All-Big Ten in 2011 and 2012 seasons. In his Senior season, He was selected to the Illinois Fighting Illini's Outstanding Defensive Player and Defensive Lineman at annual postseason banquet.
New England Patriots
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.
On June 2, 2015, the Buffalo Bills announced the signing of defensive end/linebacker Michael Buchanan. On August 31, 2015, he was released by the Bills.
On October 13, 2015, Buchanan was signed to the BC Lions practice roster.
He is the son of Michael Buchanan Sr., and Lolita Jordan.
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- "Illinois Fighting Illini Profile". fightingillini.com.