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Deone Bucannon
Player Profile:
Deone Bucannon 1264998
Position: Safety
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Hometown: Fairfield, Calif.
High School: Vanden
Experience: 4 Letters


Deone Bucannon
Deone Bucannon

Fairfield, Calif.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 198



JUNIOR (2012):
Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, making 11 starts...named All-Pac-12 second team...made a team-high 106 tackles, fifth-most in the Pac-12...WSU's first 100-tackle season since 2006 (Eric Frampton - 100) and the most since 1996 (James Darling - 136)...made a team-best four interceptions...tallied three tackles-for-loss including one sack, the first of his career...broke up four passes and forced one fumble...posted double-digit tackles seven times...second on team with six special teams tackles, four on kickoffs...elected team captain three times...made 12 tackles, seven solo at BYU...recorded seven tackles, one for loss and picked off a pass against Eastern Washington...tallied 10 tackles, eight solo and forced a fumble against Colorado...made four tackles and intercepted two passes against No. 2 Oregon in Seattle...registered 11 tackles, eight solo and an interception at No. 14 Oregon State...made 13 tackles, eight solo against California...made six tackles at Utah...made a career-high 17 tackles, 11 solo at Arizona State...made 11 tackles, six solo including two for loss and recorded first career stack in Apple Cup victory over Washington.

SOPHOMORE (2011): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, making 11 starts...second on team with 80 tackles, including 58 solo...second on team with three interceptions...recorded four pass breakups, forced one fumble and blocked one field goal...finished fifth in the Pac-12 with 58 solo tackles and No. 13 in tackles-per-game (6.7)...named to Phil Steele's Midseason All-Pac-12 second team...made seven tackles in the win over Idaho State...made eight tackles and picked off a pass at San Diego State...had five tackles and made an interception in the win at Colorado...made 11 tackles, including seven solo, against No. 7 Stanford...had five tackles, an interception and picked up WSU's Big Hit Award at No. 7 Oregon...made eight tackles, seven solo and forced a fumble that earned WSU's Big Hit Award at California...made a season-high 13 tackles, all solo in the win over Arizona State...made two tackles while playing with sprained ankle against Utah...made nine tackles, seven solo and blocked a field goal attempt at Washington.

FRESHMAN (2010): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, making eight starts...earned Freshman All-America honorable mention accolades...named to Pacific-10 All-Freshman team and Phil Steele's All-Pacific-10 fourth team...led team with 84 tackles (7.0 per game), 67 solo and four for loss...finished 15th overall in tackles in the conference and was the conference's leading freshman tackler...tied for fourth in tackles in conference games only, averaging 8.1 tackles per game...tied for team-lead with two interceptions and had five pass breakups....forced two fumbles and recovered one...led team in tackles in four contests...made four tackles and forced a fumble at Oklahoma State...named Cougar Special Teams Player of the Week against Montana first career start, made five tackles at SMU...registered eight tackles, all solo, and recorded first career interception against USC...made five tackles and recovered a fumble against Oregon...earned Cougar Defensive Player of the Week accolades against Arizona, collecting a game-high 16 tackles, 14 solo, along with a tackle-for-loss and a pass breakup...the 16 tackles were the most by a Cougar since Xavier Hicks, Jr. had 17 against Arizona State (10/6/07)...the 14 solo tackles tied for the fifth-most in school single-game history and were the most by a Cougar freshman...followed that performance with 15 tackles, 11 solo, at Stanford...made eight tackles, all solo, at Arizona State...made 10 tackles, five solo, and had the Cougars "Big Hit" of the Week against California...collected seven tackles, forced a fumble and had an interception in the end zone against Washington.

Two-year letterwinner in football for head coach LeVon Haynes...also lettered four times in golf...JUNIOR year racked up 140 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries en route to his first Solano County Athletic Conference Player of the Year award...named All-CIF Sac-Joaquin Section and City Defensive Player of the Year...also garnered all-region, all-city and all-league accolades...SENIOR year named first-team all-state (medium schools) by named first-team All-Northern California by his second-straight SCAC Defensive Player of the Year honor, in addition to all-league and all-city honors...recorded 107 tackles (44 solo), including four sacks, and had two interceptions and two fumble recoveries...caught 20 passes for 264 yards and a touchdown on offense...led Vanden to the second round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs...three-star prospect according to was rated No. 78 overall in the state of California and No. 102 at his position nationally...three-star prospect according to was rated No. 45 at his position nationally and No. 85 overall in the state of California...rated No. 77 in the Contra Costa Times' Cream of the Crop (California Top 100).

Deone Ariel Bucannon...born in Oakland, Calif....parents Duane and Sonji...brothers David and Davondre...undecided on academic area at WSU.

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