Marcelo Bonani
Marcelo  Bonani


Lake Wales, Fla.

High School:
Lake Wales High

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 171



Previous School:
Florida Atlantic University


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Senior kicker's 53-yard field goal caps dramatic come-from-behind victory to help MSU to first 3-1 start since 2007

Will challenge for the Bears' starting role at place kicker after a solid spring ... Was 2-for-2 in extra points with a 36-yard field goal in the Maroon and White Game (4/26/14) ... Finished spring 7-for-7 on extra points and 2-for-3 on field goals in three scrimmages.

2013: Played in 4 games as a sophomore and made 3-of-4 field goals, including a season-long 47-yarder at No. 1 North Dakota State (10/12/13) ... Finished 10-for-13 on extra points and was 6th on the team in scoring (19) ... Averaged 58.3 yards on 10 kickoffs with 5 touchbacks ... Posted 4 touchbacks in win over No. 24 Illinois State (9/28/13) to go with 7 points with a 23-yard field goal ... Averaged 62.3 yards on 3 kickoffs at South Dakota (10/5/13) and made both extra points ... Had season-high 8 points with 2-for-2 on field goals at NDSU ... Was 2-for-2 on extra points and averaged 44.0 yards per punt on 4 attempts in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).

2012: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll status in fall semester.

Florida Atlantic: Saw action in eight games as a true freshman in 2011 at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton ... Served as the primary kickoff man with 28 kicks on the season for an average of 56.9 yards per kick and two touchbacks, one at Louisiana and one at North Texas ... Tallied a season-high 423 yards on seven kicks for an average of 60.4 yards versus UAB ... Game average high was 62.2 yards on four kicks versus Arkansas State ... Recorded one tackle on the year, a solo tackle versus Arkansas State.

High School: Played for Coach Rod Shafer at Lake Wales (Fla.) High School where he was an all-state and first-team all-county selection by the Lakeland Ledger ... In 2010, his longest punt was a 55-yarder ... Had a total of 60 kickoffs for an average of 54 yards per kick, 45 were touchbacks ... As a senior, he was 53-of-57 in PATs and 8-of-9 in field goals, his longest was 54 yards ... Selected to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches' Association North/South All-Star game ... Was also a standout soccer player.

Personal: Marcelo Alfredo Bonani was born 6/14/92 in Matao, Brazil ... Son of Sidney and Marcia Bonani of Lake Wales, Fla. ... Has a brother, Maikon Bonani, who is spending a second year in an NFL camp as a kicker with the Titans ... Majoring in Criminology.

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