Budda Baker is an American football safety for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington, and was selected by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Baker received their secondary education in the state of Washington at the Bellevue High School. In addition to running track, he was a safety and running back for the football team.
The Seattle Times High School Athlete of the Year award was bestowed to him when he was a senior.
Baker was considered as one of the best safeties in his class and received a rating of four stars as a recruit overall.
He had previously indicated that he would play collegiate football for the University of Oregon, but he changed his mind the night before National Signing Day and signed with the University of Washington instead.
Baker started all 14 games for Washington as a true freshman in 2014, compiling 80 tackles, one interception, and one sack. He also had one fumble recovery.
After his performance as a freshman, Baker was honored by USA Today with the Freshman All-American accolade.
In 2015, he was a sophomore and started 12 of the 13 games that the team played. He finished the season with 49 tackles and two interceptions, which earned him All-Pac-12 honors.
What happened to Budda Baker NFL?
Budda Baker, a safety for the Arizona Cardinals, was injured during the NFC Wild Card Game on Monday against the Los Angeles Rams and had to be taken off the field after making a tackle on Cam Akers.
During the third quarter of play, Baker was unable to move and had to be removed from the game. He moved his arm before being taken away on the stretcher, and he had movement in all of his extremities.