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Alan Bonner
WR #16
Height:
5-10
Weight:
191
Age:
23
College:
Jacksonville State
Experience:
2

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TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Houston Texans with the 195th overall pick and the 27th pick in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft on April 27, 2013...Signed by the Texans on May 10, 2013.

Career Notes:
Set the school career record in punt return yards (972) and punt returns (87), while ranking second on the career pass receiving yards (1,986) and pass receiving touchdowns with 20

2012 (Senior):
Led Jacksonville State in catches (50), receiving yards (859) and touchdowns (8)
Hauled in eight passes for 107 yards and a score against Arkansas in the season opener
Caught 10 passes for 235 yards and five touchdowns against UT-Martin

TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Houston Texans with the 195th overall pick and the 27th pick in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft on April 27, 2013...Signed by the Texans on May 10, 2013.

Career Notes:
Set the school career record in punt return yards (972) and punt returns (87), while ranking second on the career pass receiving yards (1,986) and pass receiving touchdowns with 20

2012 (Senior):
Led Jacksonville State in catches (50), receiving yards (859) and touchdowns (8)
Hauled in eight passes for 107 yards and a score against Arkansas in the season opener
Caught 10 passes for 235 yards and five touchdowns against UT-Martin

2011 (Junior):
Played in all 11 games for the Gamecocks as a junior, starting 10 games
Was the team’s top receiver, hauling in 33 catches for 582 yards and three touchdowns
Averaged 52.9 yards per game and 17.6 yards per catch, both team bests
Ranked ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference in receiving yards per game
Caught at least one pass in all but two games, including each of the final eight games of the season
Had an historic night against Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 5, when he caught nine passes, third-most in JSU’s Division I history, for 205 yards, second-most in JSU’s Div. I history, and two touchdowns
Was just the second 200-yard receiving night in JSU’s Div. I history
Had at least four catches in each of the last four games of the year, including a five-catch, 89-yard night at Tennessee State on Nov. 19
Caught 12 passes that were longer than 20 yards
Had a 74-yard touchdown reception in the EKU game that was JSU’s longest pass play during the season
Had a team-high 19 returns for 333 yards
Had the ball for 21 of the team’s 23 punt returns, averaging 9.9 yards per return
His other touchdown reception came at Kentucky on Oct. 22, a 22-yard catch

2010 (Sophomore):
Saw action in all 12 games for the Gamecocks as a sophomore, serving as a backup receiver and the team’s primary return man
Reeled in 17 catches for 245 yards and five touchdowns, which was second-most on the team
Averaged 14.4 yards per catch and 20.4 yards per game
Was second in the OVC with 25.9 yards per kickoff return and third with 10.8 yards per punt return
Returned 25 kicks for 648 yards and a score, a 92-yard TD against Murray State on Oct. 2
Had 28 punt returns for 302 yards with a long of 37 yards against Austin Peay on Oct. 23
Had five punt returns and seven kick returns of 20 yards or longer
Hauled in a career-best two touchdowns in JSU’s win against Ole Miss, including the touchdown grab to give the Gamecocks a chance to send the game into OT with a 2-pt conversion
Snagged JSU’s first touchdown of the overtime session and finished with 56 yards on three catches
Returned a kickoff 92 yards against Murray State, tied for the seventh-longest in school history...also had one catch for five yards
Returned three punts for 47 yards, including 25-yard versus UT Martin
Caught three passes for 46 yards against Austin Peay and tallied 90 yards on six punt returns
Hauled in his first touchdown since the Ole Miss game with a 14-yard catch in the third quarter against Eastern Kentucky and finished with a career-best five catches for 63 yards
Caught a game-winning 17-yard reception against Southeast Missouri
Totaled 119 yards on kickoff returns against Tennessee Tech
Had four catches for 58 yards and a score, a 6-yard pass fin the fourth quarter, against Wofford in the playoffs
2009 (Freshman):
Appeared in all 11 games for the Gamecocks
OVC All-Newcomer selection after leading the OVC and ranking ninth nationally in punt return average at 13.9 yards
Reeled in 14 catches for 300 yards and four touchdowns, an average of 27.3 yards per game and 21.4 yards per catch
Totaled 375 punt return yards on 27 returns
Made his JSU debut against Georgia Tech, catching two passes for 26 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown
Caught two passes for a career-high 69 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown at Alabama A&M
Returned four punts for 92 yards that included a 64-yard return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter versus AAMU to earn OVC Special Team Player of the Week honors
Had two receptions for 48 yards and returned three punts for 26 yards at Nicholls State
Hauled in a 54-yard touchdown pass to give JSU a 21-0 lead in the first quarter at Southeast Missouri State
Had two receptions for 26 yards with a long of 24 yards against Tennessee Tech
Hauled in three passes for 47 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown, in the season finale against Eastern Kentucky (11/21), a game in which he also returned two punts for 19 yards and his first kickoff of the year for 15 yards

High School:
Played for Robert Herring at Newnan (Ga.) High School
Was a first-team All-State selection as a junior and senior at wide receiver
Finished his senior year with 54 catches for 1,100 yards and 15 touchdowns
Had 1,932 career yards on 93 catches
Team captain
Named All-State by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and by CSS television
Two-time All-District and All-Region performer and helped the Cougars win a pair of Region Championships
Honor student

Personal:
Full name is Michael Alan Bonner
Son of Alvin and Wanda Bonner
Has two older brothers, Doran and Chris
Majored in exercise science and wellness

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