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Tony Bonds

Tony  Bonds

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Russellville, Ala.

High School:
High

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 308

Position:
C

Birthdate:
01/02/1983

Experience:
4L

2005: Saw action in nine games with two starts at center ... Helped pave the way for RB Mico McSwain to establish an Ole Miss freshman rushing record with 612 yards and three 100-yard performances ... Received fourth letter ... at Vanderbilt (9/17): Made first career start at center ... Helped the Rebels pile up a season-high 400 yards of total offense ... vs. Wyoming (9/24): Helped McSwain record his first 100-yard rushing performance with a season-high 114 and a TD ... vs. Citadel (10.8): Earned second start at center ... Helped the Rebel offense tally 366 yards of offense and McSwain notch his second 100-yard game of the year ... vs. Alabama (10/15): Helped the offensive line not allow a sack ... vs. Kentucky (10/22): Offensive line does not allow a sack for the second straight week ... Rebel offense totals 361 yards and McSwain reaches 100-yard plateau for third time ... Named to the Rimington Award preseason watch list for the nation's top center ... Spring 2005: Switched all his focus to the center position ... Came out as the No. 1 center heading into his senior season ...Veteran offensive lineman who started two games last year at guard ... Switched all his focus to the center position in the spring and came out No. 1 ... Hurt a knee during spring, which cut short his productivity after having shown improvement ... Although slated to start at center, can also move back to guard if needed ... Coaches are hopeful he will emerge as a key to the offensive line ... Is being counted on to step up and provide some leadership and performance at the center position.

2004: Appeared in all 11 games, making two starts at right guard ... Received his third letter ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/18): Made his first career start, starting at right guard ... Helped pave the way for junior RB Vashon Pearson's 111-yard rushing effort ... at Wyoming (9/25): Ole Miss generated a season-high 567 yards of total offense ... The Rebels recorded 221 yards rushing, including 139 yards by Pearson in what was his second straight 100-yard rushing performance ... vs. Arkansas State (10/2): Helped Pearson record his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game, netting 129 yards on 24 carries ... The offensive line did not allow a sack ... at South Carolina (10/9): Helped the offensive line not allow a sack for the second straight week ... vs. Auburn (10/30): The Rebels recorded their second-highest offensive output of the season, generating 433 yards of total offense against the nation's fourth-ranked defense ... vs. Mississippi State (11/27): Helped Ole Miss total a season-high 283 yards rushing in the 20-3 win ... Spring 2004: Finished No. 2 at center behind Chris Spencer.

2003: Appeared in 3-of-12 games ... Earned his second letter ... Saw action versus Louisiana-Monroe (9/13), Florida (10/4) and Arkansas State (10/11) ... Spring 2003: After being a defensive lineman in high school, was moved to center at Ole Miss ... Ended spring No. 2 behind Justin Sawyer at the center position.

2002: Played in 4-of-13 games, appearing in the UL-Monroe (8/31), Memphis (9/7), Arkansas State (10/12) and Mississippi State (11/28) contests ... Earned his first letter.

2001: Did not see action and was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: First team All-State selection junior and senior years ... Also made first team All-Region ... Played in 2001 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in Mobile, Ala. ... Listed in Top 50 in State of Alabama ... Was Defensive Captain of team playing for Class 5A Russellville ... Was a two-way starter for two years ... Graded out at 82 percent as offensive lineman ... Allowed only two QB sacks during last two years ... Playing tackle on defense, had 86 tackles, including 58 solo hits, while having five QB sacks ... Helped lead Russellville High to semifinals of state playoffs as team finished 10-4 ... Coached by Perry Swindall ... Earned three letters in football, two in basketball, and two in track ... Threw shot and discus in track.

PERSONAL: Son of Lucy Bonds ... Full name is William Antonyo Bonds ... Born: January 2, 1983 ... Majoring in Political Science ... Made U.M.A.A. Honor Roll in Spring of 2003 and Fall of 2005.

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