Linell Bonner
Linell  Bonner


Houston, Texas

High School:
Dekaney HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200


• 2017 Senior Bowl Watch List
• 2017 Earl Campbell Award Watch List
• 2017 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
• 2017 Dave Campbell's All-Texas Preseason Team

• 2017 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC First Team
• 2016-17 American All-Academic Team
• 2016 Phil Steele’s AAC Second Team
• 2016 American Athletic Conference Honorable Mention

• 2015-16 American All-Academic Team
• 2016 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
• 2014-15 American All-Academic Team

2017: Started 11 of 12 games in 2017 ... led Houston with 80 receptions and five touchdowns, while ranking second in total receiving yards at 889 ... closed career eighth on the Houston career receptions chart with 203 and 11th on the Houston career receiving yards chart with 2,324 yards ... had seven receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown vs. Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl ... tallied 98 receiving yards on eight catches in win over Navy (Nov. 24) ... had second-straight 100+ yard receiving game, tallying 100 yards on seven catches at Tulane (Nov. 18) ... notched a season-high 147 receiving yards on seven catches and one touchdown in win vs. ECU (Nov. 4) ... totaled 40 receiving yards on six receptions in win at No. 17 USF (Oct. 28) ... led Houston with 121 receiving yards on eight receptions vs. Memphis (Oct. 19) ... had five receptions for 44 yards at Tulsa (Oct. 14) ... tallied six catches for 43 yards and a touchdown in win at Temple (Sept. 30) ... had seven receptions for 66 yards and a score vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 23) ... led Houston with 132 receiving yards on 10 receptions in win over Rice (Sept. 16) ... started season opener at Arizona (Sept. 9) ... led Houston wtih nine receptions and one touchdown, a 5-yard catch from Allen ... totaled 59 receiving yards in 19-16 win.

2016: Saw action in 12 games with eight starts ... his 98 receptions ranked fifth nationally, third in The American and were the eighth-best single-season total in Houston history ...  became the 19th player in program history to eclipse the 1,000-yard in receiving after totaling 1,118 receiving yards ... led the Cougars with a career-high 17 receptions for 235 yards, the eighth-best single-game total in Houston history, and a touchdown at Memphis ... threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Chance Allen and tallied eight receptions for 67 yards in a home win vs. No. 3 Louisville ... had nine catches for 97 yards in a home win over Tulane ... led the Cougars with 97 receiving yards on 13 receptions ... led Houston with nine receptions for 117 yards at Navy ... notched 12 catches for 159 yards and a touchdown, which resulted in SportsCenter’s No. 1 play of the day, in a win over UConn ... also had three rushes for 12 yards vs. the Huskies ... had six receptions for 52 yards and a score at Texas State ... tallied first career 100-yard receiving game with 119 yards on eight receptions at Cincinnati ... tallied four catches for 63 yards in a victory over Oklahoma.

2015: Appeared in 12 games while making three starts at wide receiver for the Cougars ... placed on scholarship prior to the season ... fourth on the Houston team with 25 receptions and 317 yards ... third on the team and ninth in The American with five touchdown receptions ... had one reception for 11 yards in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win over Florida State ... completed a pass for 18 yards in the team’s win over Temple in the American Athletic Conference Championship game ... totaled 92 receiving yards on a seven receptions, while tallying two touchdowns in win over Navy ... had five catches for 65 yards and a touchdown in win over Memphis ... totaled 71 yards and a touchdown on five receptions in win at UCF ... recorded his first career touchdown and tallied two receptions for 35 yards in a win at Louisville.

2014: Did not see any action.

2013: Redshirted.

Personal: Majoring in Retail Consumer Science.

Linell Bonner's Career Bests
Receptions: 17, at Memphis (2016)
Receiving Yards: 235, at Memphis (2016)
Long Reception: 62, ECU (2017)
Receiving Touchdowns: 2, Navy (2015)
Passing Attemps: 1, twice, last at Memphis (2016)
Passing Completions: 1, Louisville (2016)
Passing Touchdowns: 1, Louisville (2016)
Long Pass: 50, Louisville (2016)

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