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Steelers select Buggs in sixth round

Isaiah Buggs
Defensive End
Alabama
6-3, 295
Ruston, La.
Ruston High School
6th Round – 192nd Overall

CAREER NOTES
Played in 29 games at Alabama from 2017-18, producing 102 total tackles (44 solo), 11.0 sacks, 17.5 tackles for loss, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…transferred to Alabama from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where he earned All-MACJC South Division honors in 2015 and 2016.

2018 SEASON
Earned second team All-America honors from the AFCA…named to the All-SEC second team by the Associated Press and conference coaches…sack leader of the Tide defense that finished tied for 10th in the nation in sacks per game (3.0) with 45.0 total…contributed a team-best 9.5 sacks (-49 yards), finishing fourth in the SEC in the category…generated 51 tackles, six quarterback hurries, three pass breakups, two forced fumble and one fumble recovery…selected as the SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 22), setting career high marks in sacks (3.5) and four tackles for loss…had three tackles with 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble against Missouri (Oct. 13)…tied for second on the team with six tackles in the national title game vs. Clemson (Jan. 7).

2017 SEASON
Started 13-of-14 games played in his first season at Alabama…tallied 51 tackles with 1.5 sacks, four tackles for loss and tied for second on the defense with seven quarterback pressures… had a career-high four tackles and a quarterback hurry vs. Colorado State (Sept. 16)…collected a half-sack, the first of his career, along with three tackles and two quarterback hurries vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 30)…led the Crimson Tide with a career-best 10 total tackles against Texas A&M (Oct. 7)…had a team high seven tackles vs. Tennessee (Oct. 21)…collected three tackles, including 1.0 sack as part of the defense's five in the Sugar Bowl vs. Clemson (Jan. 1)…had five tackles, including one stop for loss vs. Georgia in the national championship game (Jan. 8).

2016 SEASON
Totaled 75 tackles, including 10 stops for loss and 3.5 sacks at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

2015 SEASON
Generated 59 tackles, eight for loss, and 4.0 sacks in freshman campaign at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Ruston (Ruston, La.) High School.

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