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Buckner bound for San Fran

Dave Reardon
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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.

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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.

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Family, friends and supporters took photos and cheered during the announcement of Bucknerā€™s being drafted by the 49ers.