| 1.98 m|
| (1991-01-24) January 24, 1991 (age 24)|
2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 226
American football defensive end
Illinois Fighting Illini football
99 (New England Patriots / Defensive lineman, Defensive lineman), 51 (Buffalo Bills / Defensive end)
Defensive lineman, Defensive end
Michael Buchanan (American football) Wikipedia
Michael Anthony Buchanan, Jr. (born January 24, 1991) is a defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Illinois.
He attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He was selected to the Champaign News-Gazette All-State team. He was a four-star recruit according to Rivals.com. He also was ranked as the 14th defensive end prospect nationally by Rivals.com. He was ranked as the 59th overall prospect in the Midwest by SuperPrep. He also was ranked as a top-100 defensive end overall prospect by ESPNU. He chose Illinois over Purdue and Vanderbilt.
He was selected to the Second-team All-Big Ten in 2011 and 2012 seasons. In his senior season, He was selected to the Illinois Fighting Illini's Outstanding Defensive Player and Defensive Lineman at annual postseason banquet.
Buchanan was drafted in the 7th round (226th overall) by the New England Patriots of the NFL. During the two years with the Patriots, Buchanan played in 18 games recording 9 tackles, five quarterback hits, and 2 sacks. On October 6, 2014, Buchanan was placed on Injured reserve for the rest of the 2014 season including the Patriots win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.
On June 2, 2015, the NFL's Buffalo Bills announced the signing of defensive end/linebacker Michael Buchanan. On August 31, 2015, he was released by the Bills.
On October 13, 2015, Buchanan was signed to the practice roster of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). On November 10, 2015, he was released by the Lions.
On July 17, 2016, Buchanan was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.
He is the son of Michael Buchanan Sr., and Lolita Jordan.