- 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.
|11||Packers||W 34 - 31||1||1||0||0||0||0||1|
|10||@Titans||W 34 - 17||4||2||2||0||0||0|
|9||Ravens||L 10 - 24||4||1||3||0||0||1|
|8||@Lions||W 41 - 21||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|3||Jets||W 36 - 7||3||1||2||0||0||0|
|2||Vikings||W 28 - 11||3||1||2||1.5||1||0||0|
|6||Bengals||W 31 - 27||3||2||1||1||0||0|
|1||@Jaguars||L 20 - 27||6||4||2||0||0||0|
|5||@Browns||L 23 - 32||5||3||2||0||0||0|
|4||@Bears||W 19 - 11||3||1||2||0||1||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||15||15||68||38||30||6||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||52||36||16||3||5||1|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||59||36||23||12||3||0||1|
|2019||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||62||34||28||7.5||0||2||2||4|
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.
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?
2020 Colts Free Agent Tracker
Check back here for a comprehensive, up-to-date look at the status of the Indianapolis Colts' 2020 free agents, as well as the latest on the team's additional free agent signings.
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?
2020 Indianapolis Colts Milestones To Watch
With the 2020 regular season right around the corner, what are some milestones for the Indianapolis Colts and their players to keep an eye on?
Matt Eberflus 1-on-1: On DeForest Buckner, Xavier Rhodes, Draft Class Evaluations
Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus recently sat down for a Colts.com 1-on-1 interview. What are his thoughts on all the newest additions to the Indy defense in 2020, including DeForest Buckner, Xavier Rhodes and all four defensive picks from the 2020 NFL Draft?
Colts Check Off Needs Throughout 2020 Offseason
The Indianapolis Colts headed into the 2020 offseason with some major needs in a few key areas. Now with the offseason program completed, we take a look back at how the team was able to address those needs.
Newest 'Colts Chat' Features Matt Eberflus, DeForest Buckner, Sheldon Day
"Colts Chat," a fun, interactive and exclusive perk for Indianapolis Colts season ticket members, continued with its most recent virtual installment Wednesday night. What did defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and defensive tackles DeForest Buckner and Sheldon Day have to say?
Three Colts Named To Pete Prisco's Top 100 NFL Players Of 2020 List
The Indianapolis Colts are a young team on the rise, and three of their players have made CBS Sports Pete Prisco's Top 100 NFL Players of 2020 list: guard Quenton Nelson, defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and linebacker Darius Leonard.
DeForest Buckner, Philip Rivers Moves Considered Among NFL's Best Of The Offseason
The Indianapolis Colts made a couple of huge moves during free agency when they traded for defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and signed quarterback Philip Rivers. While they came with large price tags, ESPN and Bleacher Report recently indicated those acquisitions should be well worth it.
DeForest Buckner On Getting Acclimated To Colts, Three-Tech's Role In Defense, Not Feeling Pressure
Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner spoke with local reporters via video conference call on Wednesday. What did Buckner have to say about getting acclimated to the Colts' defensive system, what his three-tech role can provide and much more?
How The Colts Turned Three First-Round Picks Into Nine Key Contributors
The Indianapolis Colts have held first-round picks in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and in all three years they have either traded down in, or completely out of, the first round to accumulate more valuable selections or, in the case of DeForest Buckner, acquired a star player. From Quenton Nelson to Michael Pittman Jr., check out the Colts' moves and the players they've picked up.
Chris Ballard: DeForest Buckner A 'Unique, Physical Talent'
Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard, in a recent sit-down with Colts.com, talked about the move to trade the 13th-overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for DeForest Buckner, one of the top, young defensive tackles in the NFL.
'With The Next Pick' Season 2, Episode 2 Recap
What did we learn in Season 2, Episode 2 of Colts Productions' series "With The Next Pick?" Get exclusive access inside the team's draft room, at the NFL Scouting Combine and insight into the acquisition of defensive tackle DeForest Buckner — and more.
Colts Announce Several Uniform Number Assignments, Changes
The Indianapolis Colts today announced uniform number assignments and changes for several players, including quarterback Philip Rivers, cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes and T.J. Carrie, defensive tackles Sheldon Day and DeForest Buckner, as well as changes for cornerback Rock Ya-Sin, defensive end Justin Houston, and linebacker Anthony Walker.