Demopolis senior Tim Bonner wins Anthony Robinson Award

ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show host Rob Pearson, Linden High principal Dr. Timothy Thurman, Demopolis High senior Tim Bonner, Anthony Robinson Sr., ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show host Jeremy Smith and Demopolis HIgh football coach Tom Causey.

ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show host Rob Pearson, Linden High principal Dr. Timothy Thurman, Demopolis High senior Tim Bonner, Anthony Robinson Sr., ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show host Jeremy Smith and Demopolis High football coach Tom Causey.

Demopolis High School senior defensive end Tim Bonner received the Anthony Robinson Player of the Year Award from the ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show crew Tuesday night at Batter Up Sports Grill in Demopolis.

“We had a number of great players from which to choose this year,” ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show co-host Jeremy Smith said. “Tim Bonner stood out because of how impactful he was on the game. Even on plays he did not make, he had such a profound impact on the way opposing teams ran their offenses.”

Bonner led the Tigers with 84 total tackles including 31 for loss and nine sacks. The ESPN 104.9 crew selected the Louisville commit for the award as part of its second annual Super 11 team.

“Tim plays with such a high motor. He was really all over the field this year,” Smith said. “After playing as a passing down specialist his junior year, he was really challenged to develop his game this year and answered in a big, big way. If we gave away a Most Improved Player Award, Tim might have won that one too.”

Bonner received the award Tuesday from Anthony Robinson Sr. and Linden High principal Dr. Timothy Thurman.

The award is named in honor of the late Anthony Robinson Jr., the former Linden High standout who was the first ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show Player of the Year.

Bonner is the third winner of the award, following Robinson in 2012 and Sweet Water’s Jakoby Aldridge in 2013.

The award winners are memorialized on a plaque that will be posted at Batter Up Sports Grill in Demopolis.

The other members of the 2014 ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show Super 11 team were Marengo Academy’s Hayden Hall, Carson Huckabee and Hayden Huckabee, Southern Academy’s Dylan Bamberg, Patrician Academy’s Kaleb Sessions, Sumter Academy’s Clay Truelove, Marengo High School’s Travarious Harris, Demopolis High’s Rahmeel Cook and Rashad Lynch and Sweet Water’s Deshon Kilpatrick.