- Acquired by the Colts in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2020 first round draft pick on March 18, 2020.
- Selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
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|14||@Raiders||W 44 - 27||4||3||1||0||0||0|
|13||@Texans||W 26 - 20||4||4||0||2||0||0|
|11||Packers||W 34 - 31||1||1||0||0||0||0||1|
|10||@Titans||W 34 - 17||4||2||2||0||0||0|
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|8||@Lions||W 41 - 21||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|3||Jets||W 36 - 7||3||1||2||0||0||0|
|6||Bengals||W 31 - 27||3||2||1||1||0||0|
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|4||@Bears||W 19 - 11||3||1||2||0||1||0|
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Top Plays Of 2020: DeForest Buckner
See the best plays from All-Pro defensive tackle DeForest Buckner from the Indianapolis Colts 2020 season.
NFLN | DeForest Buckner Recaps 2020 Season With Colts
Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner recaps 2020 season after moving to a new team.
DeForest Buckner Discusses Near Misses From Wild Card Loss
The Colts defensive tackle talked to the media about the near misses that made all the difference in Saturday's Wild Card Round loss to the Buffalo Bills.
NFLN | DeForest Buckner Player Of The Month Highlights
Indianapolis Colts DT DeForest Buckner Player of the Month Highlights
DeForest Buckner On Earning Spot In Playoffs, Week 17 Win
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with the media about how it felt to earn a spot in the playoffs during his first season with the team and how the team remained focus on handling their business in a Week 17 victory over Jacksonville.
DeForest Buckner On Ankle Injury, Big Plays On Defense
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with the media about the ankle injury he battled this week to take the field against Houston and his confidence in the defense finding a way to make big plays following their victory over the Texans.
HIGHLIGHT | DeForest Buckner Gets Strip Sack On Deshaun Watson
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner comes up with a strip sack on Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
DeForest Buckner On Staying Consistent, Derek Carr
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with the media about how he thinks he has shown his skills on the field this season but wants to focus on being consistent and what he and the defense are preparing to see from QB Derek Carr in their Week 14 matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders.
HIGHLIGHT | DeForest Buckner Breaks Through Line To Sack Deshaun Watson
Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner is BACK! Colts DL clamps down on Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson for sack.
HIGHLIGHT | DeForest Buckner Recovers Fumble Forced By Julian Blackmon
Indianapolis Colts defensive back Julian Blackmon forces a fumble on Marquez Valdes-Scantling and DeForest Buckner recovers vs. Green Bay Packers.
DeForest Buckner On Starting Strong, Third Downs
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with the media about how the defense came out strong in Week 9 while following keys and keeping discipline against the Ravens and how the defense will continue to look to make plays on third down to get off the field.
DeForest Buckner On Proving Himself, Facing Lamar Jackson
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with the media about how he continues to try to show his consistent play on the field to prove he is one of the top defensive lineman in the NFL and what he saw facing Lamar Jackson last season.
Mic'd: DeForest Buckner Against Cincinnati Bengals
Go in the trenches with DeForest Buckner as he battles on defense while wired for sound during the Indianapolis Colts Week 6 comeback win against the Cincinnati Bengals.
DeForest Buckner On Finishing Game, Julian Blackmon
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with the media about how the defense was able to rebound from a slow start to finish strong in Week 6 and how much of a difference rookie Julian Blackmon is making on defense.
HIGHLIGHT | DeForest Buckner's Swim Move Leads To Sack
Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner dominates with a swim move to pick up a third-down sack on Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow.
DeForest Buckner On Joe Burrow And Joe Mixon, Getting Pressure
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with the media about how the defense is approaching their matchup with rookie quarterback Joe Burrow and running back Joe Mixon in Week 6 and the continued emphasis the defense is putting on getting pressure on the quarterback.
NLFN | DeForest Buckner Makes PFF 90 Club In Week 4
Every player with a PFF grade of 90+ in Week 4
DeForest Buckner On Stopping Dalvin Cook, Week 2 Performance
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with the media about how the defense approached stopping running back Dalvin Cook and how he thought he performed in the team's Week 2 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
HIGHLIGHT | DeForest Buckner Takes Down Kirk Cousins For Safety
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner gets to Kirk Cousins in the endzone for a safety.
DeForest Buckner On Pass Rush, Attention From Offensive Line
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with the media about the team's pass rush against the Jaguars and how he approaches the scheme from opposing offensive lineman as they increase attention on him as a three technique.
DeForest Buckner 1-On-1: Competitiveness In Training Camp
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with Larra Overton about the level of competition that he is seeing from the team during training camp and what his impressions are of offensive lineman Quenton Nelson.
DeForest Buckner On Playing With Justin Houston, Consistency
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner spoke with the media about what he is learning from fellow defensive lineman Justin Houston and how his consistency has put him in a position to succeed.
DeForest Buckner Named Polynesian Pro Football Player Of The Year
The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced today that Indianapolis Colts Defensive Lineman, DeForest Buckner has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award
Nine Colts Players Receive PFWA Honors
The Pro Football Writers of America announced that Quenton Nelson, DeForest Buckner and George Odum earned PFWA All-NFL honors; Darius Leonard and Ryan Kelly were named to the PFWA All-AFC Team; Jonathan Taylor, Rodrigo Blankenship, Isaiah Rodgers and Jordan Glasgow made the PFWA All-Rookie Team
DeForest Buckner, Khari Willis Active For Today's Wild Card Round Matchup Against Bills
DeForest Buckner, who was questionable coming into today's Wild Card Round matchup against the Buffalo Bills due to an ankle injury, is officially active for the game, as is safety Khari Willis, who missed the 2020 regular season finale with a concussion.
Six Colts Players Named To AP All-Pro Team
The Associated Press today announced that Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (First Team), center Ryan Kelly (Second Team), linebacker Darius Leonard (First Team), guard/center Quenton Nelson (First Team), safety George Odum (First Team) and long snapper Luke Rhodes (Second Team) were selected as NFL All-Pros.
Will Holden, Rock Ya-Sin Ruled Out Saturday Against The Bills; DeForest Buckner Questionable
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said today that tackle Will Holden and cornerback Rock Ya-Sin have been ruled out of Saturday's 2020 Wild Card Round matchup against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium. Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner is questionable, while safety Khari Willis has cleared the league's concussion protocol.
Players Of The Month: DeForest Buckner, Jonathan Taylor Capture League Honors
The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for December and running back Jonathan Taylor has been named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for December. It marks the first time Buckner and Taylor have earned their respective Player of the Month honors.
Khari Willis, Rock Ya-Sin, Will Holden Ruled Out Sunday Against The Jaguars
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said today that safety Khari Willis, cornerback Rock Ya-Sin and tackle Will Holden have been ruled out of Sunday's Week 17 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium.
UPDATED: Anthony Castonzo Downgraded To Out Sunday; Braden Smith, Marcus Johnson Also Won't Play Against Steelers
The Indianapolis Colts have ruled three players out of Sunday's Week 16 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers: left tackle Anthony Castonzo and wide receiver Marcus Johnson, as well as right tackle Braden Smith (Reserve/COVID-19 list). One player, defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad, is questionable.
DeForest Buckner Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Week
The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 15. This marks the first time in his career that Buckner has earned Player of the Week honors.
DeForest Buckner, Anthony Castonzo, Mo Alie-Cox Active Today Against Texans
The Indianapolis Colts headed into today's Week 15 matchup against the Houston Texans with three players — defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, left tackle Anthony Castonzo and tight end Mo Alie-Cox — labeled as questionable. All three players are active for today's contest.
No Colts Ruled Out Sunday Against The Texans; Rigoberto Sanchez Expected To Make Return, DeForest Buckner & Anthony Castonzo Questionable
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said today that no players have been ruled out of Sunday's Week 15 matchup against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Punter Rigoberto Sanchez, who has missed the last two games after having surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, is also expected to make his return to game action, while tight end Mo Alie-Cox, defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and tackle Anthony Castonzo are questionable.
DeForest Buckner, Denico Autry, Ryan Kelly, Jonathan Taylor All Back In Action Today
The Indianapolis Colts have some returning firepower for today's Week 13 road matchup against the Houston Texans, as starting defensive linemen DeForest Buckner and Denico Autry, as well as center Ryan Kelly and running back Jonathan Taylor, are all officially back in the lineup after missing action of late.
Four Colts Ruled Out Sunday Against The Texans; Two Questionable
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said today that four players — tackle Anthony Castonzo, linebacker Bobby Okereke, punter Rigoberto Sanchez and safety Khari Willis — have been ruled out of Sunday's Week 13 matchup against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Two players — tackle Chaz Green and tight end Noah Togiai — are questionable.
Colts Injury/COVID-19 Updates: Anthony Castonzo, Ryan Kelly, DeForest Buckner & More
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke to reporters on Monday, the day after the team's Week 12 loss to the Tennessee Titans. What injury and COVID-19-related updates did he have on tackle Anthony Castonzo, center Ryan Kelly, defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and more?
Colts Wednesday Notebook: DeForest Buckner Placed On Reserve/COVID-19 List; Philip Rivers Held Out Of Practice
The Indianapolis Colts today officially began on-field preparations for Sunday's Week 12 contest against the Tennessee Titans. What were some of the top takeaways on the day?
Colts Thursday Notebook: Darius Leonard Feels 'Very Close' To Return; Julian Blackmon, Anthony Castonzo Back To Full Participation
The Indianapolis Colts on Thursday held their second of three days of on-field preparations for Sunday's Week 6 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals. What were some of the top takeaways on the day? Here's today's Colts Notebook.
Matt Eberflus On DeForest Buckner's Impact, Anthony Walker's Leadership, Browns' Offensive Attack
Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus spoke to local reporters today via video conference. What's the latest on DeForest Buckner's impact, Anthony Walker's leadership and flexibility, slowing down an explosive Cleveland Browns offense and more?
Colts Chatter: Xavier Rhodes On Facing His Former Team; DeForest Buckner, Parris Campbell On 2020 Debuts
Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, wide receiver Parris Campbell and cornerback Xavier Rhodes talked to local reporters today via video conference. What did Buckner have to say about facing double teams? What did Campbell have to say about his strong 2020 debut? And why is Rhodes looking forward to Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings? Here's the latest edition of "Colts Chatter."
Colts Chatter: Danny Pinter Moving All Over The Line; Anthony Walker Excited For DeForest Buckner
Indianapolis Colts guard Danny Pinter and linebacker Anthony Walker talked to local reporters today via video conference. What did Pinter have to say about already logging snaps at several positions along the offensive line? Why is Anthony Walker so excited about the addition of DeForest Buckner? Here's the latest edition of "Colts Chatter."
Frank Reich On Offensive Progress In Camp, DeForest Buckner's Impact, Injury Updates
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich spoke to reporters Saturday via video conference after the team's training camp scrimmage at Lucas Oil Stadium. What's the latest on the offensive momentum heading into Week 1, DeForest Buckner's defensive impact, injuries to Trey Burton and Kenny Moore II and more?
DeForest Buckner On His Goals For 2020, Feeling 'Slept On,' Indy's Offensive Line
Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner today talked to reporters via video conference. What did he have to say about his individual goals for the 2020 season, how he feels a bit under appreciated across the league compared to others, anticipating tough practices against the Colts' offensive line and more?
DeForest Buckner Ranked No. 56 On NFL's 'Top 100 Players Of 2020' List
Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner was revealed tonight as the 56th-best player in the league in the NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2020" list, which is voted on by players across the NFL.
2020 Colts Training Camp Preview: Defensive Linemen
With the Indianapolis Colts set to begin training camp soon at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in Indianapolis, Colts.com previews the team's defensive linemen.
2020 Colts Burning Questions: Defensive Tackle
Take a look at the burning questions at each position as the Indianapolis Colts set to report to training camp July 28 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. We continue today with the defensive tackles.
Brian Baker 1-on-1: On College Perspectives, DeForest Buckner, Justin Houston
Indianapolis Colts defensive line coach Brian Baker recently sat down for a Colts.com 1-on-1 interview. What are his thoughts on making the transition back into the professional ranks after spending some time at the college level, DeForest Buckner's impact, Justin Houston's success and more?