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January 29, 1989 |
Matão, São Paulo
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||176 lb (80 kg)|
|High school:||Florida (FL) Lake Wales|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Born on January 29, 1989 to Marcia and Sidney Bonani, Maikon grew up in Matão, São Paulo, Brazil. When he was 11 years old, he moved from Brazil to the U.S. and lived in Lake Wales, in Polk County, Florida. Following in his footsteps, his brother Marcelo Bonani, is also a kicker for the Missouri State Bears, and also aspires to get into the NFL. While working at Busch Gardens Tampa in 2009, Bonani plunged 10.6 meters (35 feet) off of the sky gondola ride Skyride. He sustained an injury to his 12th thoracic vertebra due to the fall. 
During his days in Lake Wales High School, he played both in junior and senior category as one of the main kickers with his personal best longest shot at a distance of 55 yards. In 2007, a Florida-based journal, the Lakeland Ledger, named him the male athlete of the year. He also got recognized as the football player of the year, the same year. After high school, he opted to study at University of South Florida. He also dabbled in tennis for three years.
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