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8 Detrick Bonner
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  • r-Senior
  • 6' 0"
  • 194 lbs.
  • Luella
  • McDonough, Ga.
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Updated: January 10, 2014

Pronounced DEE-trick

2013: 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: 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 an exceptional springs.

2011: 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 breakups, 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 breakup during 49 snaps on defense ... Made first career start against Boston College at corner ... Had five tackles, two breakups 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 breakup … Won the Dr. Richard M. Bullock Award, given to the defensive player who shows the most improvement during the spring workouts.

2010: 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 breakup 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 … 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 … Majoring in sociology with a concentration in crime and deviance.

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