A speedy, third-year player who adds depth in the backfield ... enters the fall as A speedy, fourth-year player who adds depth in the backfield ... listed as a reserve at tailback.
As a Sophomore (2008): Did not see game action as a reserve running back ... made the travel squad for Middle Tennessee State, Virginia Tech and Boston College ... earned Iron Terp status in the spring, posting the 24th-highest strength index on the team.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2007): Did not see game action ... made the travel squad for Florida International and Rutgers ... named scout team offensive player of the week leading up to the Villanova game ... had a solid preseason camp ... combined to rush for 128 yards on 36 carries in the final two scrimmages.
As a Freshman (2006): Redshirt season.
At Ocean City High School: A three-sport athlete who played running back and defensive back while also returning punts and kickoffs ... compiled 1,020 all-purpose yards and scored six touchdowns as a senior ... named All-Cape-Athletic League ... set a team record with a 92-yard touchdown run ... earned two varsity letters in football ... also played basketball and baseball ... coached by Gary Degenhardt.
Personal: Born December 1, 1987 ... parents are Louis and Linda Bonato ... comes from a family with an impressive athletic background ... father played football at Richmond in the mid-1970s ... uncle, John, played football at Maryland in the mid-1980s ... one grandfather played football and baseball at West Virginia and the other played football at Penn and for the Philadelphia Eagles ... has two brothers, Lou (22) and Joseph (17) ... recipient of the 2006 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete award ... majoring in civil engineering.