Bonner earns Watchman Player of the Year

IMG950410All of the postseason accolades have piled in and Demopolis High’s Tim Bonner is the most decorated high school football player in Marengo County following the 2014 season. The Louisville commit earned Super All-State honors New Year’s Day, punctuating an awards season that included honors from The Tuscaloosa News and The Watchman as well as first team honors on the Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State Team. The ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show also named Bonner its Player of the Year in November.

Bonner played in only 10 games as a senior, leading his team with 84 tackles including 31 for loss and nine sacks. The defensive end led his team in all three of those categories.

But the stats do little to signify the reckless abandon with which Bonner plays the game. Dubbed “Tasmanian” Tim Bonner for the wild, kinetic manner in which he plays defense and special teams, Bonner’s relentless effort was the hallmark of the Demopolis defense and a big reason SEC schools such as Ole Miss, Missouri, Kentucky and Mississippi State have shown no shortage of interest.

Bonner entered the season as a pass rush specialist who played primarily on third downs as a junior but quickly honed his craft to include strong play against the run.

For his efforts during the 2014 season, Bonner is the West Alabama Watchman Football Player of the Year.

Bonner is pictured above with Demopolis defensive coordinator and interim head coach Matt Geohagan. Bonner received a commemorative football as part of the award.