Jordan Bonner - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 47


  • height 6-5
  • Weight 222
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Lyndhurst, Ohio
  • Previous School Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
  • High school Brush
2016 – Sophomore
  • Played in 11 games
  • Totaled 10 tackles, including 1.0 tackle for loss
  • Season-high tackles, including a tackle for loss, in the win over Austin Peay
  • SEC First-year Academic Honor Roll (2016-17)
Junior College
  • Rated a three-star recruit and the No. 10 junior college linebacker nationally by 247sports
  • Recorded 37 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a redshirt freshman in 2015 for the Norsemen
  • Redshirted the 2014 season
  • Will have three seasons of eligibility remaining
  • Chose Kentucky over offers from Louisville, Tennessee and Nebraska
High School
  • Played wide receiver and linebacker at Brush High School under Coach Jeff Wells
  • Charted 65 tackles, including 6.5 for loss and two sacks as a senior
  • Also had two pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and an interception
  • Earned first-team All-Northeast Ohio
  • Also a standout basketball player¬†


  • Born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Son of Karen Barhams and Spencer Bonner
  • Has a son, Joel Bonner
  • Major is community and leadership development

Community Cats

  • Participated in a one-week service/educational trip to the Dominican Republic in May of 2017 where he interacted with residents of impoverished communities, visited an orphanage, constructed park benches in a sugar cane village, distributed food to the hungry and visited a nursing home and a daycare for special needs children

Jordan Says

  • Other than the NFL, his dream job is to run a non-profit organization and be a community developer
  • He came to Kentucky because it was close to home, the coaches felt like family and because of the Big Blue Nation
  • If he had a hashtag to describe himself it would be #blessed
  • Most people don’t know he loves history
  • The best advice he’s ever received is “you can’t help someone if you can’t help yourself”
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