Reggie Bonnafon

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Reggie Bonnafon
No. 39 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-01-04) January 4, 1996 (age 25)
Louisville, Kentucky
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Trinity (Louisville, KY)
College:Louisville
Undrafted:2018
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Rushing yards:116
Rushing average:7.2
Rushing touchdowns:1
Receptions:6
Receiving yards:57
Receiving touchdowns:0
Return yards:111
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Reggie Bonnafon (born January 4, 1996) is an American football running back for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville and signed with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2018.[1]

Early years[edit]

Bonnafon attended and played high school football at Trinity High School.[2][3]

College career[edit]

Bonnafon attended and played college football at Louisville from 2014–2017.[4]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Reggie Bonnafon Rushing Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2014 Louisville ACC FR QB 10 72 164 2.3 5 0 0 0.0 0
2015 Louisville ACC SO QB 10 45 175 3.9 0 10 105 10.5 0
2016 Louisville ACC JR WR 12 5 7 1.4 0 13 159 12.2 5
2017 Louisville ACC SR RB 13 93 459 4.9 7 21 182 8.7 1
Career Louisville 45 215 805 3.7 12 44 446 10.1 6

Professional career[edit]

Bonnafon signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft on April 30, 2018.[5] He was waived during final roster cuts on September 1, 2018,[6] and signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[7]

Bonnafon signed a reserve/futures contract with the Panthers on December 31, 2018.[8] He appeared in all 16 games in the 2019 season but was used sparingly in the rushing game behind Christian McCaffrey. He totaled 16 carries for 116 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to go along with six receptions for 57 receiving yards.[9]

On February 4, 2020, Bonnafon was re-signed to a one-year contract.[10] He was waived on September 5, 2020 and signed to the practice squad the next day.[11][12] He was elevated to the active roster on September 26 for the team's week 3 game against the Los Angeles Chargers,[13] and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[14] He was elevated again on October 3 for the week 4 game against the Arizona Cardinals,[15] and reverted to the practice squad again following the game.[16] He suffered an ankle injury in the game and was placed on the practice squad/injured list on October 6.[17] He was activated back to the practice squad on November 10[18] and promoted to the active roster the next day.[19] He then re-injured his ankle in practice and was placed on injured reserve on November 13.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Reggie is the son of Rosalind and the late Wallace Bonnafon.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cash, Rana L. (August 31, 2019). "Former Louisville football star Reggie Bonnafon makes Carolina Panthers roster". The Courier-Journal. Gannett. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Reggie Bonnafon, Trinity , Dual-Threat Quarterback". 247Sports. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  3. ^ "Louisville football: The incredible story of Reggie Bonnafon continues". Big Red Louie. August 31, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "Reggie Bonnafon College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Panthers agree to terms with seven college free agents". Panthers.com. April 30, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  6. ^ Voth, Bill (September 1, 2018). "Panthers trim roster to 53". Panthers.com. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  7. ^ Voth, Bill (September 2, 2018). "Frazier, Allen among 10 signed to practice squad". Panthers.com. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  8. ^ "Panthers sign 14 players to future contracts". Panthers.com. December 31, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  9. ^ "Reggie Bonnafon 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  10. ^ "Reggie Bonnafon signs one-year extension". Panthers.com. February 4, 2020. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  11. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 5, 2020). "Panthers reduce roster to 53 players". Panthers.com.
  12. ^ Panthers announce initial practice squad, Panthers
  13. ^ "Panthers activate Reggie Bonnafon from practice squad". Panthers.com. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  14. ^ "Reggie Bonnafon: Reverts to practice squad". CBSSports.com. September 28, 2020. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  15. ^ "Panthers' Reggie Bonnafon: Elevates from practice squad". CBSSports.com. October 3, 2020. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  16. ^ "Reggie Bonnafon: Back to practice squad". CBSSports.com. October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  17. ^ "Reggie Bonnafon: Goes to practice squad injured list". CBSSports.com. October 6, 2020. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  18. ^ Alexander, Jonathan M. (November 10, 2020). "Panthers designate Juston Burris to return from IR; Bonnafon back on practice squad". CharlotteObserver.com. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  19. ^ Bryan, Will (November 11, 2020). "Reggie Bonnafon signed to active roster". Panthers.com. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  20. ^ "Stephen Weatherly, Reggie Bonnafon placed on reserve/injured list". Panthers.com. November 13, 2020.
  21. ^ "Reggie Bonnafon - Football". University of Louisville Athletics. Retrieved January 23, 2020.

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