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Sherdrick Bonner     

Born: October 19, 1968
Hometown: Azusa, CA
6' 4", 240
College: Cal State-Northridge
Other Pro Experience: NFL 

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Bonner retires the right way – as a Rattler
Matt Loeschman,
The way Sherdrick Bonner left the Arizona Rattlers near the end of the 2007 season did not sit well with many fans. It did not seem quite right that the rock of the franchise, the team leader who had spent nearly 15 years in the desert, would not end his storied career in black, copper and teal.

Former Arizona Rattlers quarterback Sherdrick Bonner to retire as a Rattler
Arizona Rattlers Press Release
The Arizona Rattlers will celebrate Alumni Day with a special player assignment and retirement for former Rattlers quarterback Sherdrick Bonner on Sunday, July 20 at 3 p.m. when the Rattlers host the Portland Thunder at US Airways Center.

AFL Tonight - Episode 13: Oh Yes They Call It The Streak Press Release
ArenaFan's Tim Capper and special guest host Jim Robinson present the thirteenth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. We look at Cleveland winning streak over, Can anyone beat Arizona, Should Coach Guy have let Davila play, Orlando ownership rumors, fan Q&A and much more. Special interview with AFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Sherdrick Bonner.

AFL announces 2012 AFL Hall of Fame class
AFL Press Release
During halftime of AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV in New Orleans, Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz announced the 2012 AFL Hall of Fame Class. The group consisting of four players, a coach and an at-large candidate will forever be enshrined in Arena Football League history.

Top 25 players in AFL history: #7 Sherdrick Bonner
AFL Press Release
Continuing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Players in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced its selection for the 7th Greatest Player in AFL History: Sherdrick Bonner.

Top 25 QBs in AFL history: NO. 1-5
AFL Press Release
Completing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Quarterbacks in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced the five greatest quarterbacks in Arena Football history.

Playoff Picture Breakdown – After Week 16 Friday games
Andy Lopusnak,
Friday night, Arizona became the fifth team to qualify for the playoffs, Spokane moved one step closer to securing homefield throughout the entire postseason and Iowa was eliminated. Tonight, three division titles could be won, the National Conference playoff teams might be decided and overall seven of eight playoff teams could be in the books.

Arbet gives thumbs-up to replay
San Jose Mercury News
In the third quarter, SaberCats quarterback Mark Grieb was sacked, the ball came loose, and the Soul recovered. Arbet challenged the call, claiming Grieb was in the act of throwing, but after a lengthy review officials ruled that Grieb indeed had fumbled. Philadelphia went on to score for a 44-27 lead.

Ex-Rush QB back in big way, in big game
Chicago Tribune
"I'd be lying to you if I said I wasn't a little bit hurt [when released]," said D'Orazio, who quarterbacked the Rush to a 2006 ArenaBowl title. "I thought for sure I was going back to Chicago and was working on my rehab when I got the news."

Healed D'Orazio is Soul's new star
Chicago Tribune
After the Rush released him last November because it was uncertain about his recovery from back surgery, the 31-year-old quarterback found new life in Philadelphia.

Hard work really just beginning for Rush
Chicago Sun-Times
Wide receiver Donovan Morgan became the first Rush player to win the Arena Football League's Rookie of the Year award Thursday, but he's not celebrating yet.

Hohensee puts team in minicamp mode
Chicago Sun-Times
Just before the Arena Football League playoffs kick off tonight with the Dallas Desperados (12-4) hosting the New York Dragons (8-8), the Rush will be finishing its second bye-week practice.

The 6-time AFL Ironman of the Year will retire and be inducted ...
Orlando Sentinel
He was the best and the most dominant player ever to play in the Arena Football League," Predators Coach Jay Gruden said.

Blaze: Easy as 1, 2, 3
Salt Lake Tribune
Conventional wisdom would suggest that the last team in the Arena Football League that the Utah Blaze want to play right now is the Chicago Rush. The 2006 ArenaBowl champions are 9-2, have won five straight games and are coming off Monday night's 72-28 thrashing of the Los Angeles Avengers on national television.

Men in black deliver beatdown
Chicago Tribune
The uniform of the day was indeed fitting. The Rush rolled out an all-black ensemble for the first time Monday night that foreshadowed escorting the Los Angeles Avengers into the very heart of Arena Football League darkness.

'WIU Night' at May 19 Chicago Rush game, featuring alumnus QB Russ Michna
Western Illinois University Athletics
Western Illinois University students looking for the perfect summer evening activity are invited to the Chicago Rush's "WIU Night" Monday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at Allstate Arena in Chicago. The Rush, featuring Western graduate Russ Michna, will take on the Los Angeles Avengers.

Alfonzo doing it all for injury-plagued Rush
Chicago Sun-Times
Despite a rash of injuries, the Rush goes into tonight’s game at Tampa Bay with a 7-2 record and a three-game lead in the Arena Football League’s Central Division.

Rush rides hot hand
Chicago Tribune
For once, Chicago is the scene of a quarterback shuffle that is ending well. Very well, in fact.

Rush come from behind to beat Grand Rapids
Chicago Tribune
The Rush may have had more artful performances this season, but no one's about to complain after Sunday's 55-52 Arena Football League victory over Grand Rapids left it with six wins at the season's halfway mark. That equals the franchise's second-best start.

An All Around Black Eye
The National Sports Review
The best thing that can be said about the Chicago Rush and Kansas City Brigade game as far as Rush fans are concerned is that the Rush won. Much like the mafia, don’t ask how it was done. Just know the final score was 49-42 Rush and quickly move on.

Rush lose in OT
Chicago Daily Herald

QB looks to resurrect career with RGV
Quarterback Travis Cole wanted to start, and he's been given that opportunity with Rio Grande Valley.

Defense holds down Arizona as Rush improves to 4-1
Chicago Tribune
Less than a week after coach Mike Hohensee complained about missed assignments in a big victory over Colorado, the defense bottled up visiting Arizona much of the way to a 59-35 Arena Football League victory at Allstate Arena.

Bonner leads Rush in rout of Rattlers
Arizona Republic
Sherdrick Bonner threw five touchdown passes to help the Chicago Rush beat the Arizona Rattlers 59-35 on Friday night in the Arena Football League.

AFL QB has rooting interest in 'American Idol'
Colorado Crush quarterback John Dutton has a special rooting interest in the outcome of the seventh season of Fox's "American Idol" series.

Rush's Bonner focused on game
Chicago Tribune
Rush quarterback Sherdrick Bonner says there's no emotional tug as he approaches Friday's Arena League home game with Arizona—a team he spent nearly his entire career with.

Rush QB Bonner eager to face former team
Chicago Daily Herald
The Rush reunion tour continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday when the Arizona Rattlers pay a visit to Allstate Arena.

Bonner is back on top as Rattlers come to visit
Arizona Republic
It's like the mid-1990s all over again for Sherdrick Bonner.

Rush QB faces his former team
Chicago Daily Herald
Now, it's quarterback Sherdrick Bonner's turn to face his old teammates from Arizona (2-2). Prior to signing with the Rush in the off-season, Bonner played his first 14 years in the league with the Rattlers.

Bonner ready to face Rattlers
Arizona Republic
It's like the mid-1990s all over again for Sherdrick Bonner. He is lighter, more mobile. He is leading one of the Arena Football League's elite teams, playing in front of sellout crowds at home, beating San Jose.

Rush Continue To Roll
Chicago Sports Review
After a little history, a poor defensive half, two blocked kicks, and the discovering of a new star receiver, the Chicago Rush improved their record to 3-1 with a 70-35 victory over the Colorado Crush.

Harrell Sets AFL TD Record; Rush Dominate Crush 70-35
Bleacher Report
Receiver Damian Harrell made Arena Football League History on Saturday night against his former team the Colorado Crush, whom he had played for the last five seasons.

Rush's Harrell sets Arena TD reception mark in victory over Crush
Chicago Tribune
Damian Harrell wasn't thinking about records on Saturday, he was more worried about facing former Colorado teammates he played with for five seasons.

Rushing the QB: RedEye chats with Sherdrick Bonner
Chicago Tribune
Sherdrick Bonner, the 39-year-old quarterback of the Chicago Rush, hobbled over to an interview after practice last week and said he can't predict when he'll quit playing in the Arena Football League.

Breaking it down - 2008 Week Three
Andy Lopusnak,
With Week Three of the 2008 Arena Football League season in the books, here are some breakdowns of this past week’s AFL action based on interesting statistical and historical notes, weekly leaders and other things from each game.

Big crowd, big loss for Grand Rapids Rampage
The Chicago Rush entered Friday night's matchup against the Grand Rapids Rampage minus starting quarterback Sherdrick Bonner, one of the most prolific passers in Arena Football League history.

Veteran QB Bonner feels like a rookie with Rush
Chicago Daily Herald
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, 38, surprised the NFL when he announced his retirement last week. When Chicago Rush quarterback Sherdrick Bonner was told he was a year older than the Packers' legend, his first reaction was surprise.

Soul defeat the Rush
Philadelphia Inquirer
Instead of holding back, or getting called for holding again, the Soul responded with a second-half punch for a 60-49 victory against the Chicago Rush yesterday at the sold-out Allstate Arena to remain undefeated. No one slugged harder than cornerback Mike Brown, who picked off Rush quarterback Sherdrick Bonner on back-to-back third-quarter plays.

Brown too much for Rush
Chicago Daily Herald
The Philadelphia Soul's Mike Brown estimated he ran about 75 yards during his second-quarter, 54-yard kickoff return for a touchdown Sunday against the Chicago Rush.

Soul offense off to fast start
Cherry Hill Courier Post
To the casual observer, it seemed the Soul offense was pretty close to perfect last week. The unit scored on all 10 possessions and Mike Brown added a kickoff return for a score in a 77-56 rout of the Orlando Predators in the Soul's Arena Football League season opener.

Chicago Cages Champs
Andy Lopusnak,
Four of the San Jose SaberCats’ five turnovers came in the second half that turned a one-possession game into a 70-47 blowout by the Chicago Rush Monday night. The loss ended the third longest overall winning streak in league history (13) which included capturing ArenaBowl XXI last July.

Newcomers deliver eye-opening victory for Rush
Chicago Tribune
So much for concerns that the revamped Rush offense might get off to a sluggish start.

Defensive excellence helps Rush win opener
Chicago Daily Herald
Last year, the Rush defense set a franchise record by forcing 44 turnovers. After the way the defense performed Monday in the season opener against the San Jose SaberCats, that mark might be in serious jeopardy.

Rush Ready to Kick-Off 2008 Season
The Chicago Rush will kick off their eighth season in the Arena Football League with a primetime Monday Night Football match-up with the San Jose Sabercats.

San Jose SaberCats-Chicago Rush Preview
Bleacher Report
The defending Arena Football Champion San Jose SaberCats open their season with hopes of defending their title against the Chicago Rush at the Allstate Arena.

Rush revival
Southtown Star
Knowing that cohesion is essential to winning championships, Rush president Mike Polisky and coach Mike Hohensee didn't want to radically revise their offense from last season.

Week 1 Power Poll Rankings
Bleacher Report
Here is the first power rankings going into week 1 of the Arena Football season.

New era to begin for Rattlers without Bonner
They have a new practice facility, Gene Autry Park in Mesa; a new majority owner, Brett Bouchy; a new coach, Kevin Guy; a new offensive coordinator, Skip Foster; and they will have a new quarterback among 30 new players in camp.

Passing under the radar
Inside Bay Area
While the Arena League — with its short field and touchdown-a-minute pace — may not be Foxborough 2007, it did produce Kurt Warner. And he didn't even win one indoor title back in his Iowa Barnstormer days.

D'Orazio signs with Soul
Philadelphia Daily News
One of the first things the Soul did this offseason was re-sign star quarterback Tony Graziani. Now the team has solidified his backup with a real good name in Arena Football League circles.

Rush signs AFL heavyweights Harrell, Bonner
Chicago Sun-Times
Colorado Crush free-agent receiver Damian Harrell and Arizona Rattlers free-agent quarterback Shedrick Bonner signed contracts with the Rush, according to sources.

Rush signs two of AFL's all-time greats
Chicago Rush Press Release
The Chicago Rush announced today it has signed two of the greatest players in Arena Football League history – quarterback Sherdrick (pronounced Cedric) Bonner and wide receiver Damian Harrell– thus kicking off the AFL’s free-agent signing period with a ba

Rattlers part ways with Bonner
Arizona Republic
The Rattlers parted ways with longtime quarterback Sherdrick Bonner and made former Austin Wranglers quarterback Lang Campbell their first pick of the Arena Football League's dispersal draft Friday.

Sherdrick participated in football, basketball and volleyball in college. He served two years as the offensive team captain. Bonner also was selected Offensive Most Valuable Player as both a junior and senior. Sherdrick was selected Newcomer of the Year on the basketball squad as a freshman. He also was voted Most Improved and Most Inspirational Player of the volleyball team as a junior.