Football

DeondreBuford

  • position Offensive Tackle
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 312
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Detroit, Mich.
  • High school Martin Luther King

2021 – r-Freshman

  • Saw action in two games (New Mexico State and Louisville)

2020 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season
  • Mid-year enrollee
  • 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

High School

  • Four-star recruit by 247 Sports Composite rankings
  • A Detroit News Blue Chip top-10 recruit
  • Ranked the No. 24 offensive tackle in the 2020 class and No. 7 prospect in Michigan by 247Sports
  • Coached by Tyrone Spencer
  • Helped Detroit King win two Division 2 state titles in his four-year career
  • Led Detroit King to the Detroit Public School League championship title in 2019, finishing with an 11-3 overall record
  • Named to the Detroit News All-State First Team
  • Earned Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2019 by Detroit PSL
  • Earned the highest offensive GPA as a junior
  • Picked Kentucky over Missouri and Pittsburgh, Purdue and Arizona and held offers from Auburn, LSU, Penn State, Tennessee and Miami

Personal

  • Born in Detroit
  • Son of Sianena Taylor
  • Siblings are Andre, Adrianna, and Damondre
  • Major is family science

Deondre Says

  • Nickname is “Deon”
  • He chose Kentucky because he loves the university, the coaches, and the SEC
  • The thing he looks forward to the most this season is learning, growing, and dominating
  • His hidden talent is art
  • Three words to describe him on the field are physical, smart, and dominant
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