Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Alan Bonner's Quest For the Records

Alan Bonner only has two more games as a Gamecock. While JSU is only playing for pride at this point, Bonner has a chance to put his name all over the JSU record book as a receiver.

Going in to the Peay game, Bonner has 109 career receptions for 1872 yards and 20 tds.  On the season, he has 45 receptions for 745 yards and 8 tds.  Based on a late night review of the media guide, here is an overview of the records Bonner holds and what he needs to do in the final two games to reach certain records by category.


Bonner's 10 catch, 235 yard, 5td performance against UTM was:

#1 -most receptions in a game.

#1- most receiving TDs in a game.

#2- most yards receiving in a game.


TDs in a Season:
*Bonner needs 3 more receiving TDs to pass the great Maurice Dupree for receiving TDs in a season.

Receiving Yards in a Season:

*Bonner has 745 yards.  The current single season record holders are: 1) Ronald  Bonner (no known relation)- 1010 yards; 2) Joey Hamilton- 943 yards; and 3) Mornen - 823 yardes.  With two big games, these records are not out of reach.

Receptions in a Season:
*Bonner needs 17 more catches to pass Ronald Bonner  as JSU's single season reception leader.  With 15 more catches he will tie  Donald Young at the #2 spot and with 13 catches he will tie Joey Hamilton at the # 3 spot.


Rec. TDs:

*Bonner needs 4 more TDs to pass Joey Hamilton for most receiving touchdowns in a career;

Rec. Yards:
*The record is out of reach (Joey Hamilton- 2903), but with just 104 more receiving yards Bonner can pass Derrick Thomas to become 2nd in JSU history for most career receiving yards;


*Bonner is already #4 for most career receptions, passing the legendary Butch Barker.  He only needs 17 catches to become #2 on the list for career receptions (Donald Young) and needs 12 to pass Rusty Fuller at #3 on the list.

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