Former Oregon Ducks star DeForest Buckner is a very large man. He was measured at the NFL Combine, and has already tied a league record of sorts.
.@wintheday's DeForest Buckner has the biggest measured hands in #NFLCombine HISTORY. https://t.co/DHFbNyygSq pic.twitter.com/vhvxICQXm3— Pac-12 Networks (@Pac12Networks) February 26, 2016
That's right, at 11 and 3/4 inches Buckner ties with with Gosder Cherilus of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for largest hands on record. Several pundits have pointed out that is is the same height as a standard sheet of paper. No other defensive lineman at the combine had hands even cracking 11 inches.
Buckner is also 6-7 and 291 pounds. He's a potential top 5 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and he's proud of those hands.
DeForest Buckner on his huge 11 3/4 hands: "Growing up my siblings would make fun of me for em.When I got here, I was shooting for that 12."— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 26, 2016