Marcelo Bonani
Marcelo  Bonani


Lake Wales, Fla.

High School:
Lake Wales High

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 173



Previous School:
Florida Atlantic University


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Third-year squad member who is coming off a solid junior season and spring campaign ... Converted both PAT attempts and a 23-yard field goal in the Maroon and White Spring Game (4/11/15).

2014: Was 12-for-17 on field goals and 29-of-32 on extra points as the Bears’ regular place kicker to lead the team with 65 points ... Averaged 59.2 yards on 53 kickoffs with 20 touchbacks ... Kicked game-winning field goal from 53 yards as time expired at Central Arkansas (9/20/14) ... Named CFPA National Place Kicker of Week for Central Arkansas game ... Converted 3 field goals against Southern Illinois (11/8/14) ... Ranked 45th nationally in field goals per game (1.00) and 48th in field goal percentage (.706) while finishing 136th in scoring per game (5.4) ... Was named MSU’s Special Teams Player of the Week for game against North Dakota (9/13/15) ... Was 2-for-2 in extra points with a 36-yard field goal in the Maroon and White Game (4/26/14) ... Finished 2014 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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