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Buckner bound for San Fran

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    DeForest Buckner got a call from San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly at a draft party held in Kapolei as his mother, Maria, watched from the back.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    DeForest Buckner prayed with family and friends upon his arrival at his draft party in Kapolei on Thursday. Buckner was the seventh pick by the San Francisco 49ers.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Family, friends and supporters took photos and cheered during the announcement of Buckner’s being drafted by the 49ers.

Not everyone noticed at first. And some who did needed time to realize the significance. You know, it’s not like everyone attends NFL Draft parties on a regular basis. Read more

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