De'Vante Bausby
No. 41 – Denver Broncos
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1993-01-15) January 15, 1993 (age 27)
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
Undrafted:2015
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
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

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

Professional career[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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)[edit | edit source]

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

Philadelphia Eagles[edit | edit source]

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)[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Thorman, Joel (May 11, 2015). "Kansas City Chiefs sign 11 undrafted free agents". http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2015/5/11/8588039/kansas-city-chiefs-sign-10-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". http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2015/6/19/8811475/kansas-city-chiefs-have-open-roster-spot-after-cutting-two-players. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  3. Mayer, Larry (September 3, 2016). "Bears trim 22 to reach 53-man limit". https://www.chicagobears.com/news/bears-trim-22-to-reach-53-man-limit-17620494.
  4. Mayer, Larry (September 4, 2016). "Bears sign Paulsen, claim 2 off waivers". http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-rostermoves/Bears-sign-Paulsen-claim-2-off-waivers/bf99c94f-4415-41e2-8a7b-1271817f13db.
  5. Mayer, Larry (October 10, 2016). "Bears elevate Bausby, waive Hurst". https://web.archive.org/web/20170102111655/http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-rostermoves/Bears-elevate-Bausby-waive-Hurst/bc15c261-5890-429a-9057-0ced01970877.
  6. Kolodziej, Alex (November 19, 2016). "Bears sign Jimmy Staten to active roster, waive De’Vante Bausby". http://www.fanragsports.com/news/bears-sign-jimmy-staten-to-active-roster-waive-devante-bausby/.
  7. Emma, Chris (November 22, 2016). "Bears Sign De’Vante Bausby To Active Roster, Dres Anderson To Practice Squad". http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/11/22/bears-sign-devante-bausby-to-active-roster-dres-anderson-to-practice-squad/.
  8. "Bears Sign TE MyCole Pruitt". December 13, 2016. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/12/13/bears-sign-te-mycole-pruitt/.
  9. Mayer, Larry (January 3, 2017). "Bears sign 8 to reserve/futures deals". https://www.chicagobears.com/news/bears-sign-8-to-reserve-futures-deals-18390493.
  10. Mayer, Larry (May 1, 2017). "Bears ink Boggs, waive six players". https://www.chicagobears.com/news/bears-ink-boggs-waive-six-players-18813260.
  11. Alper, Josh (May 3, 2017). "Chiefs sign De’Vante Bausby". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/03/chiefs-sign-devante-bausby/.
  12. "Chiefs Roster Down to NFL Mandated 53". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on June 3, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180603165651/http://www.chiefs.com/news/article-2/Chiefs-Roster-Down-to-NFL-Mandated-53/29056cc8-800b-4a3f-be18-d873f2470e6b.
  13. George, David (September 12, 2017). "Eagles Agree To Terms With K Jake Elliott; Place Caleb Sturgis On Injured Reserve". https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/eagles-agree-to-terms-with-k-jake-elliott-place-caleb-sturgis-on-injure-19361276.
  14. "Eagles dethrone Tom Brady, Patriots for first Super Bowl title in stunner" (in en). https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/super/2018/02/04/super-bowl-2018-score-philadelphia-eagles-new-england-patriots/305840002/.
  15. Williams, Charean (February 13, 2018). "Eagles sign De’Vante Bausby, Billy Brown". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/02/13/eagles-sign-devante-bausby-billy-brown/.
  16. McPherson, Chris (September 1, 2018). "Eagles Get To The 53-Player Limit". https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/eagles-get-to-the-53-player-limit.
  17. Foley, Graham (September 2, 2018). "Eagles Sign 10 Players To Practice Squad". https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/eagles-sign-10-players-to-practice-squad.
  18. Foley, Graham (September 11, 2018). "Eagles Sign Tre Sullivan To Practice Squad, Release De'Vante Bausby". https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/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". https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/de-vante-bausby-returns-to-the-practice-squad.
  20. McPherson, Chris (November 17, 2018). "Eagles Promote CB De'Vante Bausby To Active Roster". https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/eagles-promote-cb-de-vante-bausby-to-active-roster.
  21. McPherson, Chris (December 24, 2018). "Mike Wallace Activated From Injured Reserve". https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/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). https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2019/02/04/chicago-bears-alliance-of-american-football-singletary-sutton-rodriguez-bausby/. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  23. Lenard, Jacob (February 12, 2019). "Former Pitt State CB Bausby gets interception in AAF debut". https://www.koamnewsnow.com/sports/college-sports/former-pitt-state-cb-bausby-gets-interception-in-aaf-debut/1015264710.
  24. DiLalla, Aric (April 8, 2019). "Broncos sign CB De'Vante Bausby". https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-sign-cb-de-vante-bausby. Retrieved April 8, 2019.

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