VIDEO: This just in, Bucannon hits hard

WANT TO KNOW why CBS Sports and nfldraftscout have pegged Cougar Deone Bucannon as the No. 1 strong safety prospect for the upcoming NFL Draft? Some of the reasons are readily available in this quick video clip from Washington State...

It's also worth noting Deone Bucannon has recently been named second-team All-America (Walter Camp) and first-team All-America (Athlon) and accepted an invitation to the the Reese's Senior Bowl all-star game Jan. 25 in Mobile, Ala.

Bucannon, a semi-finalist this season for the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back, was named first-team All-Pac-12. He led the Pac-12 in tackles with 109 and tied for fourth in the conference with five interceptions. He is the active career leader in the nation in career solo tackles.

His 14 career interceptions are tied for third-most in school history while his 379 career tackles are fourth-most in WSU history. Bucannon's 109 stops this season are the most by a Cougar since James Darling recorded 136 in 1996 and follows a 106 tackle campaign in 2012, giving him the first back-to-back 100-tackle seasons since Billy Newman in 1999-2000.

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