De'Vante Bausby
No. 41 – Denver Broncos
Personal information
Born: (1993-01-15) January 15, 1993 (age 28)
Kansas City, Missouri
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Hogan Preparatory Academy
(Kansas City, Missouri)
College:Pittsburg State
Career history
* Kansas City Chiefs ( 2015)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (LII)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:26
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:0
Player stats at

De'Vante Bausby (born January 15, 1993) is an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).

Professional career

Bausby created a buzz prior to the 2015 NFL Draft when he jumped 37.5 inches vertically, 11 feet during the broad jump test and then ran a "wind-aided" 4.22 forty yard dash at his NFL Pro Day that took place on the Pittsburg State University campus. The Kansas City Chiefs front office then asked him to attend a second NFL Pro Day, this one held indoors, where he ran a 4.35 for NFL scouts.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 179 lb 4.35 s 4.32 s 7.24 s 37.5 in 11 ft 0 in 14 reps

Kansas City Chiefs

Bausby signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.[1] He broke his collarbone in June 2015 and was released by the Chiefs.[2]

Chicago Bears

On December 22, 2015, Bausby was signed to the Bears' practice squad and signed a reserve/futures contract with the team on January 4. He was released on September 3, 2016, and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[3][4] He was promoted to the active roster on October 10, 2016.[5] He was released on November 19, 2016 but was re-signed three days later.[6][7] He was released again on December 13, 2016 and re-signed to the practice squad.[8] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bears on January 3, 2017.[9]

On May 1, 2017, Bausby was waived by the Bears.[10]

Kansas City Chiefs (second stint)

On May 3, 2017, Bausby signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.[11] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[12]

Philadelphia Eagles

On September 12, 2017, Bausby was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad.[13] With Bausby on the practice squad, the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.[14] On February 13, 2018, Bausby re-signed with the Eagles.[15]

On September 1, 2018, Bausby was waived by the Eagles and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[16][17] He was released on September 11, 2018.[18] He was re-signed to the practice squad on November 5, 2018.[19] He was promoted to the active roster on November 17, 2018.[20] On December 24, 2018, he was waived by the Eagles.[21]

San Antonio Commanders (AAF)

On January 9, 2019, Bausby signed with the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF.[22] In the season opener against the San Diego Fleet, Bausby picked off quarterback Mike Bercovici in the third quarter.[23]. At the time of the league's suspension, Bausby was leading the AAF in pass breakups and interceptions, a number which did not include a highlight 99-yard "pick 2" play that helped seal his team's win in week 7.

Denver Broncos

After the AAF suspended football operations, Bausby signed with the Denver Broncos on April 8, 2019.[24]


  1. Thorman, Joel (May 11, 2015). "Kansas City Chiefs sign 11 undrafted free agents". Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  2. Thorman, Joel (June 19, 2015). "Kansas City Chiefs have open roster spot after cutting two players, signing one". Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  3. Mayer, Larry (September 3, 2016). "Bears trim 22 to reach 53-man limit".
  4. Mayer, Larry (September 4, 2016). "Bears sign Paulsen, claim 2 off waivers".
  5. Mayer, Larry (October 10, 2016). "Bears elevate Bausby, waive Hurst".
  6. Kolodziej, Alex (November 19, 2016). "Bears sign Jimmy Staten to active roster, waive De’Vante Bausby".
  7. Emma, Chris (November 22, 2016). "Bears Sign De’Vante Bausby To Active Roster, Dres Anderson To Practice Squad".
  8. "Bears Sign TE MyCole Pruitt". December 13, 2016.
  9. Mayer, Larry (January 3, 2017). "Bears sign 8 to reserve/futures deals".
  10. Mayer, Larry (May 1, 2017). "Bears ink Boggs, waive six players".
  11. Alper, Josh (May 3, 2017). "Chiefs sign De’Vante Bausby".
  12. "Chiefs Roster Down to NFL Mandated 53". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on June 3, 2018.
  13. George, David (September 12, 2017). "Eagles Agree To Terms With K Jake Elliott; Place Caleb Sturgis On Injured Reserve".
  14. "Eagles dethrone Tom Brady, Patriots for first Super Bowl title in stunner" (in en).
  15. Williams, Charean (February 13, 2018). "Eagles sign De’Vante Bausby, Billy Brown".
  16. McPherson, Chris (September 1, 2018). "Eagles Get To The 53-Player Limit".
  17. Foley, Graham (September 2, 2018). "Eagles Sign 10 Players To Practice Squad".
  18. Foley, Graham (September 11, 2018). "Eagles Sign Tre Sullivan To Practice Squad, Release De'Vante Bausby".
  19. Foley, Graham (November 5, 2018). "CB De'Vante Bausby Returns To The Practice Squad".
  20. McPherson, Chris (November 17, 2018). "Eagles Promote CB De'Vante Bausby To Active Roster".
  21. McPherson, Chris (December 24, 2018). "Mike Wallace Activated From Injured Reserve".
  22. Cox, Lorin (February 4, 2019). "5 former Bears participating in Alliance of American Football league". USA Today (Bears Wire). Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  23. Lenard, Jacob (February 12, 2019). "Former Pitt State CB Bausby gets interception in AAF debut".
  24. DiLalla, Aric (April 8, 2019). "Broncos sign CB De'Vante Bausby". Retrieved April 8, 2019.

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