Brian Bonner (linebacker)

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Brian Bonner
No. 56
Date of birth (1965-10-09) October 9, 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Mount Vernon, New York
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
College Wisconsin
NFL draft 1988 / Round: 9 / Pick: 247
Career history
As player
1988 San Francisco 49ers
1989 Washington Redskins
1991–1994 Ottawa Rough Riders
1995 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1995 Shreveport Pirates
CFL East All-Star 1991
Career stats

Brian Keith Bonner (born October 9, 1965) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Minnesota. After concluding his NFL career, Bonner went on to play four seasons for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. He split his final CFL season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Shreveport Pirates.


Bonner graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, and as a dean's list student from Life University College of Chiropractic, where he earned the Doctor of Chiropractic degree.


Bonner is = licensed and practicing sports medicine chiropractor in Atlanta, Georgia. He was previously married to Sabrina Blackler and is the father of one daughter, Perri Celeste Bonner, who signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent on February 6, 2013, to play women's soccer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) beginning Fall 2013.