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

Community Cats
• Volunteered to pack food for God’s Pantry (2020)

Personal
• Born in Detroit
• Son of Sianena Taylor on 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 fi eld are physical, smart, and dominant

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