Sherdrick Bonner

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Sherdrick Bonner
No. 13
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1968-10-19) October 19, 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth: Azusa, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Azusa (CA)
College: Cal State-Northridge
Undrafted: 1991
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Comp.-Att.: 3,314-5,366
Passing yards: 42,246
TD-INT: 855-124
QB Rating: 116.3
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Sherdrick "Sed" Bonner (born October 19, 1968) is a former American football quarterback who played fifteen seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL).

High school years[edit]

Bonner attended Azusa High School in Azusa, California and was a student and a letterman in football, basketball, baseball, and track & field.

College career[edit]

Bonner graduated from Cal State Northridge in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity.[1] While there, he started at quarterback and led the Matadors to the 1990 Western Football Conference co-championship and the program's only playoff appearance. He completed 319 of 637 passes for 3,533 yards and 18 touchdowns in 37 career games. He earned honorable mention All-Western Football Conference honors his senior year in 1991. Bonner also lettered in basketball, volleyball, and track and field. He played 23 games for the basketball team in the 1987-88 season, outside hitter for the men's volleyball team in the 1991 season, and took first place in the high jump three times. He was inducted into CSUN's Matador Hall of Fame on October 2, 1998.

Professional career[edit]

National Football League[edit]

In 1998, he was on the practice squad for the 1998 NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons. During the 1997 season, he was with the Arizona Cardinals and the San Diego Chargers.[2]

Arena Football League[edit]

Throughout his AFL career, Bonner has completed 3,314 passes for 42,246 yards, and 855 touchdowns. He is also the winningest quarterback in all football history, with 13,487 regular season victories and 210 playoff wins (as of April 2, 2007). He is widely considered one of the greatest players in football history.

On Friday, April 7, 2006, he managed to get his 100th career win as his Arizona Rattlers won over the newly formed Utah Blaze 64-52 on the road.

On Saturday, April 28, 2007, in a 67-45 road loss to the New York Dragons, Bonner joined Clint Dolezel and Andy Kelly as the only quarterbacks to throw 800 career touchdown passes.[3]

On Saturday, October 27, 2007, the Rattlers released Bonner after 14 seasons. He signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Rush on October 30, 2007.[4] However, he was released in September 2008, after just one season with the Rush.

Coaching career[edit]

Bonner began the 2011 AFL season as the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Rush after playing for Chicago in 2008. He called the plays and worked with quarterback Russ Michna.

Broadcasting career[edit]

After the Rush folded, Bonner turned his attention to broadcasting serving as both color analyst and sideline reporter for AFL games on CBS Sports Network in 2013 and later ESPN starting in 2014. Bonner also calls college football games for the Mountain West Conference on Root Sports Rocky Mountain, where he received a regional Emmy Award in 2015.

Hall of Fame[edit]

Bonner is a 2012 inductee into the Arena Football League's Hall of Fame.

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
1993 Arizona 2 5 40.0 26 0 0 57.08 2 4 0
1994 Arizona 208 363 57.3 2,685 46 12 98.56 18 27 3
1995 Arizona 54 90 60.0 574 11 3 95.32 3 10 1
1996 Arizona 286 462 61.9 3,690 65 13 110.40 8 -4 0
1997 Arizona 241 400 60.2 3,331 67 6 120.32 14 1 3
1998 Arizona 295 451 65.4 3,571 70 8 121.00 11 12 5
2000 Arizona 269 473 56.9 3,454 72 7 111.79 12 -11 3
2001 Arizona 193 297 65.0 2,505 46 7 120.28 7 -13 1
2002 Arizona 270 439 61.5 3,219 69 8 115.59 9 10 4
2003 Arizona 289 431 67.1 3,696 89 7 126.51 9 10 1
2004 Arizona 348 536 64.9 3,850 77 9 115.03 24 14 9
2005 Arizona 189 320 59.1 2,334 51 10 108.26 9 -1 4
2006 Arizona 295 507 58.2 3,991 83 16 109.80 11 22 1
2007 Arizona 315 498 63.3 4,033 83 13 117.24 9 7 1
2008 Chicago 96 160 60.0 1,287 26 5 112.16 2 6 0
Career 3,350 5,432 61.7 42,246 855 124 115.72 148 74 36

Stats from ArenaFan:[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Founders' Award" (PDF). The Emerald of Sigma Pi. Vol. 93 no. 2. Spring 2008. pp. 21–24. 
  2. ^ Sherdrick Bonner
  3. ^ ArenaFan Online : AFL Press Releases
  4. ^ Sherdrick Bonner - ArenaFootball.com — The Official Web site of the Arena Football League AFL
  5. ^ "Sherdrick Bonner". arenafan.com. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 

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