Detrick Bonner

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  • Detrick
  • Bonner

  • Position
    Free Safety
  • Class
  • Height
    6' 1
  • Weight
    206 lbs.
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    McDonough, Ga.
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Updated: January 28, 2015

Pronounced DEE-trick

2014-15: Started all 13 games and the last 40 of his career … Was in on 932 plays, 866 on defense and 66 on special teams … Recorded 72 tackles, including 7.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks … Had one interception, a forced fumble, two quarterback hurries and four pass breakups … Made the start and assisted on three tackles in the season opener against William & Mary … Made a tackle in the win at Ohio State … Led the team with seven tackles and had a break up against East Carolina … Made two tackles and had a hurry against Georgia Tech … Had three tackles and an interception against Western Michigan … Made six tackles and broke up a pass at North Carolina … Had three tackles, including one for a loss, at Pitt … Led the Hokies with 14 tackles against Miami … Made 10 tackles against Boston College … Made 10 tackles, including 2.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks, adding a QB hurry and a forced fumble at Duke … Had four tackles, including a sack, at Wake Forest … Made five tackles, one for an 8-yard loss, in the win against Virginia … Had four tackles in Tech’s Military Bowl win over Cincinnati.

2013-14: Started all 13 games … Was in on 822 plays on defense, as well as 50 on special teams, totaling 872 … Made 48 tackles, including two for loss, while also adding a pair of interceptions and five breakups … Made two tackles in the season opener against Alabama … Intercepted two passes and returned them for a total of 72 yards, scoring a touchdown on a 37-yard return, against Western Carolina … Made five tackles and added a breakup at East Carolina … Had seven tackles in the triple overtime win over Marshall … Made one tackle for a 4-yard loss, also broke up a pass at Georgia Tech … Had six tackles in the win over North Carolina … Made four tackles in the win over Pittsburgh … Had two tackles and a breakup against Duke … Made 11 tackles at Boston College … Tallied four tackles in the win at Miami … Made two tackles against Maryland … Broke up two passes and made two tackles in the win at Virginia … Had five tackles in the Sun Bowl against UCLA … Posted a personal-best 305-pound bench press in summer max testing.

2012-13: Started all 13 games at free safety … Was in on 830 snaps on defense and 56 special teams plays for a total of 886 plays … Was fourth on the team in tackles with 60 … Included in that total were 3.0 tackles for loss and a sack … Also had an interception, which he returned 39 yards … Had 10 pass break-ups and a fumble recovery … Tallied four tackles as a starter in the season-opener against Georgia Tech … Made three tackles against Austin Peay … Totaled five solo tackles at Pittsburgh … Added five tackles, recovered a fumble and broke up a pass against Cincinnati … Made seven tackles at North Carolina … Returned an interception for 39 yards against Duke … Had five tackles, including one for loss at Clemson … Made four tackles at Miami … Broke up two passes and made seven tackles against Florida State … Made four tackles at Boston College … Led the defense with a career-high 10 tackles, also breaking up two passes against Virginia … Broke up three passes and had a sack for an 8-yard loss against Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl … Turned in the top 40 time among the defensive backs during the off-season with a timing of 4.39 … Had five tackles and broke up a pass during the first spring scrimmage … Shared the Coaches Award which goes to the players who had exceptional springs.

2011-12: Played in 13 games, picking up four starts, including two at corner and one at whip linebacker … Played over 308 snaps on defense and 93 on special teams for a total of over 400 … Had 27 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, three pass break-ups, an interception and a fumble recovery on the season … Had two tackles in first collegiate action against Appalachian State … Saw action during seven plays at East Carolina, including four on special teams … Was in on two defensive snaps and four special teams plays against Arkansas State … Had a solo tackle in 12 defensive plays at Marshall, while also working eight special teams plays … Saw brief action on special teams against Miami … Stepped in at corner for an injured Jayron Hosley during the first quarter of the Wake Forest game … Tied for team lead with eight tackles, including five solo stops … Also had a tackle for loss and a break-up during 49 snaps on defense … Made first career start against Boston College at corner … Had five tackles, two break-ups and recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter … Saw brief action in the secondary at Duke, while working six plays on special teams … Worked 10 plays on special teams at Georgia Tech while also seeing 16 snaps at corner … Started at whip linebacker against UNC and worked 47 defensive snaps … Posted two tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss … Earned the start again at whip at Virginia and notched his first career interception in the third quarter while adding two stops … Filled in for 60 snaps at corner during the ACC Championship Game against Clemson when Jayron Hosley was injured … Registered six tackles, including two for seven lost yards … Got the start in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan, picking up a tackle and a pass break-up … Won the Dr. Richard M. Bullock Award, given to the defensive player who shows the most improvement during the spring workouts.

2010-11: Helped out on the scout team while redshirting … Posted a 38-inch vertical jump during fall testing … Had a 340-pound front squat in off-season work … Posted five tackles and broke up a pass in the team’s first full spring scrimmage … Picked up three tackles in the last scrimmage … Contributed five tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass break-up during the Maroon-White game … Also returned two kickoffs for 42 yards in that game.

High School: A versatile player for Coach Paul Burgdorf at Luella High … Ranked the No. 88 cornerback in the country and the No. 81 player in the state by Scout … Ranked as the No. 78 player on the Dixie 296 by SuperPrep … A member of the SuperPrep Dixie Team … Named to PrepStar’s All-Southeast Region Team as a defensive back … Finished with 74 tackles and three interceptions his senior year, earning first-team all-district honors at defensive back … A preseason All-Dixie Region selection by SuperPrep … Caught 24 passes for 504 yards and four touchdowns on offense and had one interception and 26 total tackles as a junior … Earned first-team All-Region 2-AAAAA honors his junior season.

Personal: Detrick Derrell Bonner … Born 2/15/92 in Miami, FL … Son of Demetrius and Deshawn Bonner … Has six siblings … Younger brother Alvin Hill plays defensive back for the University of Maryland … Graduated with a degree in human development.