Curly Lambeau Football League
01-03-2033
#79|Ben Buchanan Defensive Tackle
St. Louis Cardinals (2026, Age 33)
BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Total Rating  Help Conditioning 95%
Status Retired (2026) Potential A-
Age 38 Born 02-27-1994 in American Falls, ID
Drafted Round 2, Pick 27 (2016) Experience 9 Years (162 Wks)
College College of Arizona, 2016 Salary 745 ($3.726M/2032 $)
OFFENSE DEFENSE SPEC TEAMS
Throw Power Catching Pass Cover D- Kick Power D-
Throw Acc D+ Pass Blocking Run Cover B- Kick Acc
Carrying D+ Run Blocking C+ Tackling B+ Kick Return D-
        Pursuit C+    
PHYSICAL MENTAL DEXTERITY
Speed C+ Stamina B- Execution Agility
Strength B+ Health Aggressiveness B- Hands
Jumping B-     Attitude Break Tackle
ROLES
QB C D+ DT SS C+ K GUN C+
WR D+ G DE B- FS C- P KR D+
HB/TB D+ T ILB B- CB C- LS KRB C-
FB C- TE D+ OLB B- H D+ HT C- KOS D-
Year Team G GS TKL SOLO AST SACK SAF STF DEF BRK INT INTY AVG LNG TD FF
2016 SD 13 11 0 0 0 1.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2017 SD 14 14 0 0 0 2.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1
2018 SD 12 11 0 0 0 5.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2019 SD 16 13 0 0 0 2.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2020 SD 15 15 0 0 0 5.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 2
2021 SD 16 15 0 0 0 2.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2022 SD 14 9 0 0 0 4.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1
2023 SD 16 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2024 SD 16 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2026 STL 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
Total   136 92 0 0 0 22.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 4

Career Transactions
DateTransaction
02-28-2027Ben Buchanan has retired from the St. Louis Cardinals.
01-04-2027The St. Louis Cardinals have moved Ben Buchanan, LeFrancis Stewart, Harry Crane, and Harry Bradshaw to the active roster. The St. Louis Cardinals have moved Ray Winston, Steve Spagna, Don Lio, and David Ethridge to the inactive roster.
11-16-2026The St. Louis Cardinals have moved David Ethridge to the active roster. The St. Louis Cardinals have moved Ben Buchanan to the inactive roster.
10-18-2026The St. Louis Cardinals have moved Ben Buchanan to the active roster. The St. Louis Cardinals have moved David Ethridge to the inactive roster.
10-11-2026The St. Louis Cardinals have moved John Milton to the active roster. The St. Louis Cardinals have moved Ben Buchanan to the inactive roster.
10-04-2026The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Ben Buchanan from the waiver wire.
09-07-2026The St. Louis Cardinals have waived Ben Buchanan.
09-07-2026The St. Louis Cardinals have moved Detron Manning, Don Lio, David Ethridge, Will Rice, and Rich Harris to the active roster. The St. Louis Cardinals have moved Emmett Barnard, Calvin Rowley, Ben Buchanan, and Erk Logan to the inactive roster.
05-03-2026The St. Louis Cardinals have moved Ben Buchanan to the active roster. The St. Louis Cardinals have moved David Ethridge to the inactive roster.
05-03-2026The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Ben Buchanan from the waiver wire.
09-01-2025The San Diego Falcons have waived Ben Buchanan.
08-21-2023The San Diego Chizon have moved Ben Buchanan, Tom McDonald, and Chet Karner to the active roster.
08-07-2023The San Diego Chizon have moved John Sorensen, George Thompson, and Ken Cogdill to the active roster. The San Diego Chizon have moved Ben Buchanan to the inactive roster.
10-24-2022The San Diego Chizon have moved Ben Buchanan to the active roster. The San Diego Chizon have moved Tom Swift to the inactive roster.
10-03-2022The San Diego Chizon have moved Jim Salscheider to the active roster. The San Diego Chizon have moved Ben Buchanan to the inactive roster.
10-02-2022Ben Buchanan of the San Diego Chizon is injured with an ankle ligament sprain and is expected to be out for approximately 19 days.
08-22-2022The San Diego Chizon have moved D'Wayne Harris, Ben Buchanan, Jeff Walker, and Ron Mertens to the active roster. The San Diego Chizon have moved Tom McDonald to the inactive roster.
05-01-2022The San Diego Chizon have moved Ben Buchanan and Bruce Potz to the inactive roster.
09-06-2021The San Diego Chizon have moved Leon Floyd, Bruce Potz, Mark Stevenson, Hugh Johnson, and Ben Buchanan to the active roster. The San Diego Chizon have moved Jim Salscheider and John Wright to the inactive roster.
05-02-2021The San Diego Chargers have moved Tom Swift to the active roster. The San Diego Chargers have moved Ben Buchanan and Bruce Potz to the inactive roster.
09-07-2020The San Diego Pirates have moved Rusty Mandeville, Dick McIntosh, Nate Stark, Leon Floyd, Bruce Potz, Andy Piccolo, Mark Stevenson, Hugh Johnson, and Ben Buchanan to the active roster. The San Diego Pirates have moved Tom Swift, Jerry Siegfried, Frank Schweda, and Rich Harris to the inactive roster.
05-03-2020The San Diego Pirates have moved Bruce Potz and Ben Buchanan to the inactive roster.
08-19-2019The San Diego Pirates have moved Orrin Haayer, Ben Buchanan, Mike Hanneman, and Hugh Johnson to the active roster.
04-28-2019The San Diego Pirates have moved Bruce Potz and Ben Buchanan to the inactive roster.
12-02-2018The San Diego Pirates have placed Ben Buchanan on the Injured Reserve list for the remainder of the season.
12-02-2018Ben Buchanan of the San Diego Pirates is injured with a hand fracture and is expected to be out for approximately 39 days.
09-03-2018The San Diego Pirates have moved Bruce Potz and Ben Buchanan to the active roster. The San Diego Pirates have moved Dave Wonsley to the inactive roster.
04-29-2018The San Diego Pirates have moved Ben Buchanan, Victor Giugliano, and Lud Nott to the inactive roster.
12-31-2017The San Diego Pirates have moved Dick McIntosh, Orrin Haayer, Jerry Howard, Ben Buchanan, and Mike Moreno to the active roster. The San Diego Pirates have moved W.R. Berger, Paddy Healy, Winslow Dennery, Bruce Potz, and Preston Blackwood to the inactive roster.
12-25-2017The San Diego Pirates have moved Winslow Dennery, Bruce Potz, W.R. Berger, Paddy Healy, and Preston Blackwood to the active roster. The San Diego Pirates have moved Ben Buchanan, Mike Moreno, Dick McIntosh, Orrin Haayer, and Jerry Howard to the inactive roster.
12-18-2017The San Diego Pirates have moved Joe McHale and Ben Buchanan to the active roster. The San Diego Pirates have moved Paddy Healy and Bruce Potz to the inactive roster.
12-11-2017The San Diego Pirates have moved Clint Temple and Paddy Healy to the active roster. The San Diego Pirates have moved Ben Buchanan and Joe McHale to the inactive roster.
09-04-2017The San Diego Pirates have moved Mark Stevenson, Orrin Haayer, Ben Buchanan, Mike Hanneman, Mike Moreno, and Hugh Johnson to the active roster. The San Diego Pirates have moved W.R. Berger, Bruce Potz, and Preston Blackwood to the inactive roster.
12-26-2016The San Diego Pirates have moved Jeff Walker, W.R. Berger, and Jack Clark to the active roster. The San Diego Pirates have moved Lloyd Philyaw, Ben Buchanan, and Paddy Healy to the inactive roster.
12-25-2016Ben Buchanan of the San Diego Pirates is injured with a knee derangement and is expected to be out for approximately 24 days.
09-19-2016The San Diego Pirates have moved Pete Nemecek and Ben Buchanan to the active roster. The San Diego Pirates have moved Mike Moreno to the inactive roster.
09-05-2016The San Diego Pirates have moved Wenz Jones, Pete Nemecek, Mark Stevenson, Orrin Haayer, Mike Hanneman, and Terence Reilly to the active roster. The San Diego Pirates have moved Bob Mailliard, Rusty Mandeville, Ben Buchanan, and Gale Grant to the inactive roster.
08-08-2016The San Diego Pirates have moved W.R. Berger and Ben Buchanan to the active roster. The San Diego Pirates have moved Wenz Jones, Pete Nemecek, Hugh Johnson, and Clint Temple to the inactive roster.