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Maikon Bonani
K #3
Height:
5-10
Weight:
183
College:
South Florida
Experience:
1

Biography

 
PRO: Maikon Bonani (pronounced MY-con bo-NAH-knee) was originally signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft.  The 5-foot-10-inch, 183-pounder showed a strong leg in his rookie training camp with the team, but he was released prior to the 2013 regular season.   

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Bonani grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Lake Wales, Fla., at the age of 11.
•    Bonani had a major injury that he had to overcome prior to his sophomore season at South Florida.  He suffered broken vertebrae while working as an attendant for a gondola ride at Busch Gardens Tampa.  After sending a gondola out of the station, Bonani thought the door of a car carrying three passengers might be unlocked.  He grabbed the car to check the safety valve and held on too long after it left the platform as it ascended for about 50 feet.  He was dangling some 35 feet above the ground when he finally let go. Bonani dropped into a landscaped area near the park’s Jungala exhibit.  The injuries suffered forced him to sit out 2009 campaign but he returned to the field for the 2010 season.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Matào, Brazil, native was originally signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2013.
•    Waived by the Titans on Aug. 26, 2013.
•    Signed by the Titans to a future contract on Jan. 4, 2014.

COLLEGE:
•    In four seasons at South Florida, made 69 of 91 field goals (75.8 percent) and 112 of 116 extra points (96.6 percent) in 48 games.  Also kicked off 78 times with eight touchbacks.
•    Became USF’s all-time scoring leader with 319 points and set school records in field goal attempts (91), field goals made (69) and field goal percent (75.8).
•    As a senior (2012), appeared in all 12 games and earned first-team All-Big East honors after making 18 of 23 field goal attempts and 21 of 23 PATs.  Set USF single-game records with five made field goals and 18 total points Oct. 27 against Syracuse.
•    As a junior (2011), played in all 12 games and finished the season 19-of-26 on field goal attempts, including successful field goals on his final seven attempts.  Was 42-of-42 on extra points.  Named second-team All-Big East.  Set the school record for career field goals made against UTEP (Sept. 24).
•    As a sophomore (2010), played in all 13 games, handling kickoff duties during the first nine games and the place-kicking duties for the final 11 contests.  Made 17 of 21 field goal attempts, including four of over 40 yards.  Set a school record with a percentage of 81.0 on field goals (second in Big East in 2010).  Was 13-for-13 on attempts under 40 yards and 17-of-19 on attempts under 50 yards.
•    In 2009, suffered a broken vertebrae while working as an attendant for a gondola ride at Busch Gardens Tampa and missed the season.
•    As a freshman (2008), took over the kicking duties after the first two games of the season.  Connected on 15 of 21 field goals.  Made the game-winning field goal in the final seconds against Kansas (Sept. 12).
•    Graduated in Spring 2012 with a degree in physical education with an emphasis on exercise science from South Florida.

PERSONAL:  
•    As a senior at Lake Wales (Fla.) High School, was a 3A first-team all-state placekicker as a junior and second-team as a senior.  Was also an all-state punter as a high school senior.
•    Named Male Athlete of the Year in 2007 by the Lakeland Ledger and was named 2007 Polk County Soccer Player of the Year.
•    Lettered in tennis (three years), football (three years) and soccer (four years).
•    Named to the Big East All-Academic team three times (2009, 2010, 2011).
•    His name is pronounced MY-con bo-NAH-knee.
•    Born Maikon Sidney Bonani on Jan. 29, 1989 in Matào, Brazil.
 
PRO: Maikon Bonani (pronounced MY-con bo-NAH-knee) was originally signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft.  The 5-foot-10-inch, 183-pounder showed a strong leg in his rookie training camp with the team, but he was released prior to the 2013 regular season.   

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Bonani grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Lake Wales, Fla., at the age of 11.
•    Bonani had a major injury that he had to overcome prior to his sophomore season at South Florida.  He suffered broken vertebrae while working as an attendant for a gondola ride at Busch Gardens Tampa.  After sending a gondola out of the station, Bonani thought the door of a car carrying three passengers might be unlocked.  He grabbed the car to check the safety valve and held on too long after it left the platform as it ascended for about 50 feet.  He was dangling some 35 feet above the ground when he finally let go. Bonani dropped into a landscaped area near the park’s Jungala exhibit.  The injuries suffered forced him to sit out 2009 campaign but he returned to the field for the 2010 season.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Matào, Brazil, native was originally signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2013.
•    Waived by the Titans on Aug. 26, 2013.
•    Signed by the Titans to a future contract on Jan. 4, 2014.

COLLEGE:
•    In four seasons at South Florida, made 69 of 91 field goals (75.8 percent) and 112 of 116 extra points (96.6 percent) in 48 games.  Also kicked off 78 times with eight touchbacks.
•    Became USF’s all-time scoring leader with 319 points and set school records in field goal attempts (91), field goals made (69) and field goal percent (75.8).
•    As a senior (2012), appeared in all 12 games and earned first-team All-Big East honors after making 18 of 23 field goal attempts and 21 of 23 PATs.  Set USF single-game records with five made field goals and 18 total points Oct. 27 against Syracuse.
•    As a junior (2011), played in all 12 games and finished the season 19-of-26 on field goal attempts, including successful field goals on his final seven attempts.  Was 42-of-42 on extra points.  Named second-team All-Big East.  Set the school record for career field goals made against UTEP (Sept. 24).
•    As a sophomore (2010), played in all 13 games, handling kickoff duties during the first nine games and the place-kicking duties for the final 11 contests.  Made 17 of 21 field goal attempts, including four of over 40 yards.  Set a school record with a percentage of 81.0 on field goals (second in Big East in 2010).  Was 13-for-13 on attempts under 40 yards and 17-of-19 on attempts under 50 yards.
•    In 2009, suffered a broken vertebrae while working as an attendant for a gondola ride at Busch Gardens Tampa and missed the season.
•    As a freshman (2008), took over the kicking duties after the first two games of the season.  Connected on 15 of 21 field goals.  Made the game-winning field goal in the final seconds against Kansas (Sept. 12).
•    Graduated in Spring 2012 with a degree in physical education with an emphasis on exercise science from South Florida.

PERSONAL:  
•    As a senior at Lake Wales (Fla.) High School, was a 3A first-team all-state placekicker as a junior and second-team as a senior.  Was also an all-state punter as a high school senior.
•    Named Male Athlete of the Year in 2007 by the Lakeland Ledger and was named 2007 Polk County Soccer Player of the Year.
•    Lettered in tennis (three years), football (three years) and soccer (four years).
•    Named to the Big East All-Academic team three times (2009, 2010, 2011).
•    His name is pronounced MY-con bo-NAH-knee.
•    Born Maikon Sidney Bonani on Jan. 29, 1989 in Matào, Brazil.
 

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