NEW YORK, NY (WIAT) - Jacksonville State wide receiver Alan Bonner became the first Gamecocks player to be selected in the NFL Draft since 1991. To give some perspective, Bonner was 1 year old in 1991. The Houston Texans used their 195th pick in the 6th round to select the 5-11, 168 pound play-maker. He is also just the 8th player to ever be selected from Jacksonville State.
"It's been a long journey and it's just a blessing," Bonner said Saturday after learning of his draft selection. "I was just playing the waiting game for the last few hours and I was just filled with joy when I saw my name on the screen."
"I'm just so excited to have the opportunity to continue my playing career," said Bonner. "I'm ready to take my game to a whole another level," added Bonner.
Bonner is JSU's all-time leader in career punt return yards (972) & punt returns (87). He finished his career with 20 receiving touchdowns and 1986 receiving yards.
Via Jacksonville State SID:
JSU FOOTBALL NFL DRAFT HISTORY
|Alan Bonner||WR||Houston Texans||2013||6||195|
|Darrell Malone||DB||Kansas City Chiefs||1991||6||162|
|David Gulledge||QB||Washington Redskins||1991||11||299|
|Eric Davis||DB||San Francisco 49ers||1990||2||53|
|Orlando Adams||DT||Philadelphia Eagles||1990||10||273|
|Keith McKeller||TE||Buffalo Bills||1987||9||227|
|Jesse Baker||DE||Houston Oilers||1979||2||50|
|David Robinson||TE||Kansas City Chiefs||1971||4||94|
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