Marcelo Bonani
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Marcelo Bonani

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lake Wales, Fla.

High School:
Lake Wales High

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Position:
K

Experience:
2SQ

Previous School:
Florida Atlantic University

04/20/2013

Big Plays Highlight Bears Maroon and White Spring Game

Glaser connects with Burton for 71-yard score on game's final play

04/13/2013

Offense Overcomes Early Troubles to Produce 524 Yards in Second Scrimmage

Harris finishes with 265 passing yards, and offense scores 43 points to overshadow three turnovers

04/06/2013

Defense Steps Up in Bears First Spring Scrimmage

Missouri State defenders force four turnovers, produce three scores

02/20/2013

AD Honor Roll Recipients Recognized at Halftime of Tuesday's Game

More than 200 Missouri State student-athletes earn academic distinction

12/31/2012

Missouri State Announces Athletic Director's Honor Roll for Fall Semester

More than 200 student-athletes achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher during fall 2012 semester

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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