|Born:||October 19, 1968|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school:||Azusa (CA)|
|College:||Cal State Northridge|
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|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Career Arena statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · ArenaFan.com|
High school yearsEdit
Bonner graduated from Cal State Northridge in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. 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.
National Football LeagueEdit
Arena Football LeagueEdit
On March 25, 2002, Bonner re-signed with the Rattlers.
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. However, he was released in September 2008, after just one season with the Rush.
Throughout his AFL career, Bonner completed 3,350 passes for 42,246 yards, and 855 touchdowns. He is also the winningest quarterback in league history, with 134 regular season victories and 21 playoff wins (as of April 2, 2007). He is widely considered one of the greatest players in AFL history.
Bonner began his broadcasting career when he was approached by KAZT-TV in Phoenix to be an analyst for Thursday night high school football games. After the Rush folded, he 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 AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, where he received a regional Emmy Award in 2015.
Hall of FameEdit
Bonner is a 2012 inductee into the Arena Football League's Hall of Fame.
Bonner is currently married with two children. He also runs a business where he coaches aspiring quarterbacks.
Stats from ArenaFan:
- "Founders' Award" (PDF). The Emerald of Sigma Pi. Vol. 93 no. 2. Spring 2008. pp. 21–24.
- Sherdrick Bonner
- "Arena Football League Transactions". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. March 25, 2002. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
- ArenaFan Online : AFL Press Releases
- Sherdrick Bonner - ArenaFootball.com — The Official Web site of the Arena Football League AFL
- Bocanegra, Nick (September 16, 2020). "Matador Hall of Fame Spotlight: Sherdrick Bonner". California State University - Northridge.
- "CSUN Hall of Fame".
- "Sherdrick Bonner". arenafan.com. Retrieved December 5, 2016.