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Jeshua tips Cougar Bucannon for success

27th January 2014

Jeshua Anderson tipped his former Cougar teammate Deone Bucannon for the success after his appearance in The Reese’s Senior Bowl.

Bucannon was the first Cougar to be invited to the Bowl since, Jeshua’s close friend, Brandon Gibson in 2009.

“I had a few people on the team that went on to play professionally,” Jeshua said, who played alongside Gibson who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins.

“I was happy that I got to play with them and see the work ethic that they were putting in. I saw what I wanted to continue to do and strive to be an elite athlete.”

“There’s still a few guys on the football team that I talk to that play on the professional ranks. We don’t always talk about football. We just talk about the olden days as old alumni. It’s great to see them have some success at the professional level and I’m looking forward to doing that as well.”

Jeshua believes Bucannon will go far having received a number of All-American honors following a fantastic year for the 6-1, 215-pound, defensive player.

“He played well in the Bowl game. I expect he should get drafted pretty high. That’s always good to see.”

“I got to play with him a few games in my Junior year. It’s good to see him grow as a player and be at the top of his game as a strong safety. He’ll be great in the elite game.”

Anderson, a 400m hurdler, who has put his football career on hold to concentrate on track, is still keeping tabs on his Cougars side.

“Going to Washington State on a football scholarship was great. Our team has been getting better. We were able to make a Bowl game this year which is always great for the Cougar nation out there in Pullman.”

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