UND Roster

2018-19 Football Roster

#55 Jonathan Bonner

Defensive Line

Height 6'4''
Weight 295 lbs.
Class Graduate Student
Hometown Chesterfield, MO
High School Parkway Central


  • Newcomer of the Year: Defense (2017)


  • Started all 12 games with 20 tackles and a hurry
  • Made a season-high four tackles in victory at Wake Forest


  • Started all 13 games
  • Recorded 15 solo and 15 assisted tackles for a total of 30
  • Registered 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks
  • Tripled his tackle total from junior campaign in 2016
  • Collected season-high four tackles on three different occasions (Temple, Georgia and Navy)
  • Made four tackles (two solo and two assisted), including 1.5 for loss and one sack against Georgia
  • Picked up three stops with a tackle for loss and sack against Stanford
  • Named team’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year


  • Appeared in all 12 games and started one (Army)
  • Recorded three unassisted and six assisted tackles for a total of nine
  • Registered a season-high two unassisted tackles against Stanford (Oct. 15)
  • Posted a career-high four stops in the win against Army (Nov. 12)
  • Forced a fumble against Stanford (Oct. 15)


  • Played in 10 of 13 games
  • Did not see the field at Clemson (Oct. 3), vs. Navy (Oct. 10) or at Temple (Oct. 31)
  • Recorded first career sack, an 11-yard loss, against Wake Forest (Nov. 14), also forcing a fumble on the play


  • One of two freshman defensive linemen who spent the season on scout team and did not see the field
  • Joined Pete Mokwuah as rookies who helped the Irish on their defensive scout team
  • Missed the majority of 2015 spring practice following surgery for a turf-toe injury


  • Second-team linebacker on MaxPreps 2013 All-America team
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 as well as a Post-Dispatch first-team all-metro pick
  • First-team Missouri Class 5 all-state pick as both a junior and senior by Missouri Football Coaches Association
  • Suburban South Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior
  • Made 70 tackles and 17 sacks as senior in 2013 at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri, on team that finished 13-2 and allowed only 10.3 points per game
  • Played tight end, catching five TD passes in 2013
  • Caught 57-yard TD pass in Missouri Class 5 state title game against Lee’s Summit West
  • Finished with career totals of 206 tackles, 40 for loss and 34 sacks
  • Moved into starting lineup at Parkway Central two games into his sophomore season
  • Second-team all-metro selection as a junior in 2012 as he made 64 tackles, including 14 for loss, 12 sacks and recovered a fumble
  • Led Colts with seven TD receptions as a junior in 2012
  • Uncle, Dan Knott, was reserve running back on 1977 Irish national title team
  • Grandfather, Elmon Hampton, is godfather to former Irish safety Sergio Brown
  • Graduated in May 2018 with a degree in information technology management from the Mendoza College of Business