WSU Football: Deone Bucannon Accepts Invite to the Senior Bowl


Aug 31, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) is chased by Washington State Cougars safety Deone Bucannon (20) during the second half at Jordan Hare Stadium. The Tigers beat the Cougars 31-24. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Washington State’s bone crushing safety Deone Bucannon is headed to the Senior Bowl after accepting an spot as part of the fourth round of Senior Bowl participant invitations.

Bucannon is a bonafide early round talent and had great numbers to prove it throughout his career at WSU. This was the year he really proved to be an NFL-ready gamer, leading the Pac-12 in tackles with 109 and forcing a number of turnovers. Five interceptions, three forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles were the turnover tallies for Bucannon.

“Buck” was named to the first team all Pac-12 team last week. His career tackle and interception totals are good for top 10 finishes in their respective categories in Wazzu history.

Bucannon is part of a four safety list right now in the game. It’s a list that includes Jimmie Ward (NIU), Dontae Johnson (NCST) and Terrence Brooks (FSU).

This year’s Senior Bowl all-star game is sponsored by Reese’s and will be played in Mobile, Alabama on Jan. 25. The entire list of accepted invitees can be found HERE.

Go Cougs