More than 200 student-athletes achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher during fall 2012 semester
Coming off a solid spring, Bonani is a versatile kicker who can provide the Bears depth in all phases of special teams ... 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 signed a free agent deal with the NFL Titans this spring ... Majoring in Criminology.