Deone Bucannon was named a first-team All American

Deone Bucannon was named a first-team All American »Play Video
Deone Bucannon collecting honors
PULLMAN, WA - He's already been racking up the awards this year, and now he's just received yet another huge honor.

Washington State Senior Safety Deone Bucannon was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press. Bucannon is the first cougar to earn All-American first-team honors since Jerome Harrison in 2005 and the first defensive player since defensive tackle Rien Long in 2002.

Bucannon led the Pac-12 Conference with 109 tackles, tied for fourth in the conference with five interceptions and tied for team-highs with three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

He's also a Jim Thorpe award semifinalist given to the nation's best defensive back, was selected to the first team All-Pac-12, was named to the All-American third team by CBS Sports, an honorable mention All-American from Sports Illustrated. Received second team All-American honors from Walter Camp and first team accolades from Athlon Sports.

As I’m sure you know he and the Cougs will play Colorado State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl this Saturday with an 11:00 a.m. kickoff!