DeForest Buckner to reunite with Coach Chip Kelly in San Francisco

Oregon Ducks' defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (#44) tackles California Golden Bears' running back Vic Enwere (#23). The Ducks beat the Golden Bears 44-28. Kianna Cabuco, Oregon News Lab

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Oregon's premier defensive end is on his way to San Francisco to reunite with his former coach Chip Kelly. He was selected by the 49ers in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday

DeForest Buckner, who watched the draft with family and friends in Hawaii, will also be reunited with his former defensive teammate Arik Armstead.

Buckner had an outstanding Oregon career, shining bright during the 2015-2016 season. He recorded 10 and a half of his 18 career sacks in his last year with the Ducks.

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