The file on DeForest Buckner
Born in Waianae, Hawaii, DeForest Buckner attended Punahou School in Honolulu. A four-star recruit by Yahoo! Rivals, he committed to the University of Oregon.
University of Oregon
The 6-foot-7, 300-pound defensive lineman played four seasons at Autzen Stadium (2012-15). He finished his career with 232 total tackles, 36 tackles for loss, 18.0 sacks, 10 pass deflections, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
His best season was in 2015 when he racked up 10.5 sacks and 83 tackles, both career highs. Buckner became an All-American, and was also named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.
DeForest Buckner was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He is reunited with former college teammate Arik Armstead and coach Chip Kelly.