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Ducks face Colorado in pivotal bounce-back test

SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 05: DeForest Buckner #44 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates in front of fans during the first half of the PAC-12 Championships against the Arizona Wildcats at Levi’s Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) Great seasons are always improbable, magical stories where resolve triumphs over ruin. Nobody gave...
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Ducks ready for conference play with big questions

Defo for the defense: DeForest Buckner wraps up Georgia State quarterback Nick Arbuckle for a first quarter sack. The Ducks need Buckner to be a disruptive playmaker to have an effective defense. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) The struggles of the Oregon defense are nothing new and not unique in college football. The Ducks gave up yards and points in previous years to Wyoming...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon football depth chart preview: Defense

Oregon football has released their two-deep depth chart for their week 1 game against Eastern Washington. Yesterday we discussed the position groups on offense. Today we will preview the position groups on defense. Defensive Line DeForest Buckner will be the leader on the defensive line. The most experienced unit on defense will be headlined by second-team All-Pac 12 performer...
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

DeForest Buckner named No. 1 Pac-12 draft prospect

Who is the best NFL prospect in the Pac-12 right now? Most people would assume that it would have to be a QB, likely either Cal's Jared Goff or USC's Cody Kessler. While both are very talented, the NFL may be more interested in Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner.Here is why Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke believes Buckner could be a top-10 pick in 2016:"Former Duck Arik...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Buckner, Johnstone named to Lombardi Award watch list

Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner and offensive tackle Tyler Johnstone have been named to the 2015 Lombardi Award watch list.The Lombardi Award is presented annually to the nation's top player who lines up no more than a few yards off of the line of scrimmage. Last season, Arizona's Scooby Wright took home the award.Buckner, a senior, is Oregon's best defensive lineman and is...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Beefed-up Ducks ready for defense of PAC-12 Crown

by atvinton, DSH correspondent DeForest Buckner returns to anchor the Oregon defensive line along with Christian French. Newcomer Canton Kaumatule had 2 sacks in the spring game, and sophomore Henry Mondeaux drew praise from line coach Ron Aiken for his improvement this spring (photo by Brian Bahr, Getty Images). New student-athletes arrived last month in time for summer sessions...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

DeForest Buckner named to the Bednarik Award watch list

Senior defensive end DeForest Buckner has been named to the 2015 Bednarik Award watch list. The Bednarik award is given annually to the national defensive player of the year. Buckner follows in the footsteps of cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, who was named to the Bednarik watch list each of the past two seasons. Buckner led the Ducks with 13 tackles for loss in 2014 and led all defensive...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon’s DeForest Buckner top DL to watch in 2015

Oregon Ducks rising senior defensive lineman DeForest Buckner has been named the top interior defensive lineman to watch in 2015 by draft analyst Lance Zierlein, beating out players such as Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss and Auburn’s Montravius Adams. Speaking of Buckner, Zierlein went into detail as to why he is one to watch. “Buckner might have been drafted ahead of teammate...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

DeForest Buckner ranked No. 23 prospect for 2016 NFL Draft

According to ESPN's Mel Kiper, Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner is the No. 23 prospect of the 2016 NFL Draft class. Buckner also ranks as the No. 4 defensive end in the class.Here is what Kiper had to say about Buckner:"Arik Armstead was the name you heard about all spring, but if you watch the Oregon tape, Buckner is the guy who is making the big plays for the defense. He picked...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

DeFo returns, and that’s the beginning of hope

If there’s a pile-up at the line of scrimmage, DeForest Buckner is usually in the middle of it. Oregon’s prospects for defending their PAC-12 title got a huge boost when the NFL prospect decided to return for his senior year (Brian Bahr, Getty Images photo). The desolate period from mid-January to August when there is no college football is overladen with mostly bad news, like...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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