Isaiah Buggs
No. 96 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-24) August 24, 1996 (age 25)
Ruston, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Ruston (LA)
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 6 / Pick: 192
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020
Total tackles:14
Sacks:0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Isaiah Dwayne Buggs (born August 24, 1996) is an American football defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.

Early years

Buggs attended and played high school football at Ruston High School in Ruston, Louisiana.[1][2]

College career

Buggs played at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2015 and 2016.[3] During the two years he had 134 tackles and 7.5 sacks. In 2017, he transferred to the University of Alabama.[4] During his first year at Alabama in 2017, Buggs started 13 of 14 games, recording 51 tackles and 1.5 sacks.[5][6] He had five tackles in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship victory over Georgia. He returned to Alabama in 2018.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+18 in
(1.91 m)
306 lb
(139 kg)
31+14 in
(0.79 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
5.15 s 4.83 s 8.01 s 24.5 in
(0.62 m)
8 ft 0 in
(2.44 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Buggs was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round (192nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[9] In his rookie season, he appeared in eight games and recorded three total tackles.[10] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on November 27, 2020,[11] and activated three days later.[12]

References

  1. ^ Hansucker, Adam. "Buggs makes the leap into Ruston's top defender". thenewsstar.com. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Hansucker, Adam. "Once a Bearcat: Alabama's Buggs returns to Ruston". thenewsstar.com. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  3. ^ Hurt, Cecil. "GAME DAY: Isaiah Buggs' long journey to Tuscaloosa - News - Tuscaloosa News - Tuscaloosa, AL". tuscaloosanews.com. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Champlin, Drew. "Top JUCO defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs commits to Alabama over LSU". AL.com. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Alabama's Isaiah Buggs welcomes spring grind". albanyherald.com. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  6. ^ Paschall, David. "Alabama's Isaiah Buggs welcoming spring grind". Times Free Press. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  7. ^ Davis, Spenser. "Alabama DL Isaiah Buggs announces NFL decision". Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  8. ^ "Isaiah Buggs Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  9. ^ "Steelers select Buggs in sixth round". Steelers.com. April 27, 2019.
  10. ^ "Isaiah Buggs 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  11. ^ Varley, Teresa (November 27, 2020). "Steelers place three on Reserve/COVID-19 List". Steelers.com. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  12. ^ Varley, Teresa (November 30, 2020). "Steelers make moves ahead of Ravens game". Steelers.com. Retrieved January 2, 2021.