In his senior season at St. Francis High in 2016, quarterback Michael Bonds developed a reputation for making good decisions and was cool under pressure. He led the Golden Knights to a 9-2 record and a berth in the CIF Southern Section Playoffs.
Bonds has committed to play football for Glendale College in 2017 and brings with him not only a very solid stat line of 2,201 yards passing on 159 completions in 249 attempts for 25 touchdowns and just four interceptions, but the qualities of a strong leader that coaches look for.
"Any team would be lucky to have a player like Michael Bonds under center and the coaching staff at Glendale College feels very fortunate that he has chosen to play for the Vaqueros in 2017,'' said Head Football Coach John Rome. Beyond his obvious football skill set, he possesses tremendous leadership skills that separate him from other players with bigger stats and bigger egos.''
Bonds will be looked upon to jump start a Glendale offense that used several players at quarterback in 2016 on its way to a 3-7 record. He was also a capable runner for the Golden Knights with 228 yards rushing in 64 attempts and four scores and earned many first downs to keep drives going in crucial situations.
He was named the Angelus League and Pasadena Star News Offensive Player of the Year as well as All Area First Team for the Glendale News Press.