Ramon Buchanan Inks Free Agent Deal With Seahawks

By  //  April 28, 2013

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RENTON, WASHINGTON – The Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms with undrafted rookie free agent Ramon Buchanan, who was among 20 other NFL undrafted free agents who signed with the Seahawks yesterday.

Ramon Buchanan
Ramon Buchanan

A former Palm Bay Pirate and Miami Hurricane, the 6-1, 230-pound Buchanan was listed as the only outside linebacker on the Seattle free agent roster.

A talented player in both high school and college, Buchanan created controversy for himself and the Hurricane football program in March 2011 when he was arrested on felony charges of resisting a police officer with violence and battery on a police officer, firefighter, or emergency medical care provider. He avoided criminal charges by completing a program for first-time offenders and was reinstated to the Miami Hurricane team after being deleted from the roster.


Buchanan recorded 98 tackles, six sacks and three interceptions in his senior season at Palm Bay and following is a summary from his college and high school career according to HurricaneSports.com:

Ramon Buchanan suffered a knee injury during his senior season, but is healthy and ready to play in the NFL. (ACCDigitalNetwork image)
Ramon Buchanan suffered a knee injury during his senior season, but is healthy and ready to play in the NFL. (ACCDigitalNetwork image)

• 2012 SEASON (Redshirt Senior): Played and started in two games, recording 10 tackles (six solo) … Suffered second season-ending knee injury in two seasons … Injured in season’s second game at Kansas State … Earned letter.

• 2011 SEASON (Senior): Played and started in four games … Had year cut short after sustaining right knee injury against Bethune-Cookman … Was on pace for career high in tackles before getting hurt … Finished season with 18 total tackles (11 solo, seven assists) … Recorded eight tackles and two tackles-for-loss against Maryland … Registered five tackles against then-No. 17 Ohio State.

• 2010 SEASON (Junior): Started 10 of 13 games … Fifth on team in tackles (54) … Recorded eight tackles-for-loss … Recorded career-high seven tackles against Florida State … Also recorded six tackles against Florida A&M, Clemson, Virginia, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech … Earned letter.

• 2009 SEASON (Sophomore): Had 28 total tackles (20 solo, eight assists) … Saw increased action at outside linebacker position when Sean Spence missed time with injury in late October, early November … After recording just seven tackles in UM’s first six games, tallied 19 over last six contests … Tallied career-high six total tackles and had QB hurry and PBU in only start of season at North Carolina … Also recorded five tackles versus Florida A&M and at USF in regular-season finale … Averaged 4.6 tackles per contest over UM’s last three road games (at Wake Forest, at UNC, at USF) … Had 3.5 tackles-for-loss and two PBUs on the year … Earned a letter.

• 2008 SEASON (True Freshman): Played in nine games, mostly on special teams, but saw some action at safety against Duke … Had six tackles in nine games … Started out as defensive back before making switch to linebacker towards end of season … Earned a letter.

• HIGH SCHOOL CAREER – Palm Bay: As senior in 2007, made more than 100 tackles with three interceptions while playing linebacker and safety … As junior in 2006, surpassed 100 tackles and 10 sacks … Coached by Dan Burke … Ranked No. 2 safety in nation, as well as No. 10 in Florida and No. 61 overall by Rivals.com … Rated No. 64 in country by Scout.com … Ranked No. 3 outside linebacker by ESPN.

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