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Bull Run All Decade Team: Defensive Backs

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 22 Buffalo at Rutgers Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

First Team:

From 2011 to 2013 Najja Johnson led the Bulls passes defended, in 2012 and 2013 he led the team in interceptions. He’s second all time at UB in both categories and a 2013 first team all MAC selection. He’s now working as an NFS scout for the Houston Texans.

A contemporary pick Joey Banks’ love of contact made him one of the more entertaining players ever to prowl the Buffalo secondary. Banks was a Midyear transfer from City College of San Francisco in 2018 and played two seasons for Buffalo. In that time he piled up 128 tackles, most of them in his senior year that saw him go first team all conference.

In his time at Buffalo Adam Redden did a little bit of everything. Quarterback, tight end, but most of all as a “drop linebacker”, in Lou Teppers defense, and “Drop Linebacker” basically translates to a free safety. Hence several voters picked him in this role.

Redden played it well. In 2014 Redden had four force fumbles, two recoveries, 6.5 sacks, and 14.5 tackles for loss. He was a third team all conference pick in 2013 and a second team pick in 2014.

Boise Ross rounds out the first team. Ross was a cover everything defender at Buffalo. He holds the single season record for passes defended, 20 passes defended in 2015. That season the MAC put him on the third team all conference.

Second Team:

Cam Lewis has 5 career interceptions, and landed on the first team all MAC in 2018. He was picked up by the Buffalo Bills as a free agent after the 2019 NFL draft.

Devonte Shannon holds the third, fourth, and ninth spots all time for solo tackles in a season. He also holds the schools all time record for total tackles. He was named to the all conference team every year from 2007 to 2010. That 2010 sticks him on the all Bull Run team.

Cortney Lester second all time in passes defended at UB and put up one of the schools top ten seasons in 2014.

Ryan Williamson led the team in interceptions in 2017 and registered 242 career tackles.


SO who else would you add?