NASHVILLE --- Former Tennessee State football standout cornerback Terrell Bonds (Miami, Fla.) has inked a deal to begin his professional career with Alliance Memphis of the upstart Alliance of American Football league.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to showcase my talent and play football as a professional,” Bonds said. “I’m just thankful for this blessing that I’ve received, but this is only the beginning. I won’t stop until I fulfill my biggest dream of playing in the NFL. I’m going to continue to grind and trust the process.”
Bonds, who graduated from TSU in 2018, was a productive member of the Tigers’ defensive backfield for four seasons.
As a major cog in TSU’s defense that ranked second nationally among FCS teams in pass defense in 2017, Bonds registered a team-high four interceptions to go with 19 tackles and three pass breakups.
Bonds capped his TSU career with 95 tackles from the cornerback position. His 10 career interceptions tie him for the sixth most in TSU history.
ABOUT THE ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
- The Alliance of American Football will play its first 12-week season beginning on Feb. 9, 2019 on CBS and culminating with the championship game the weekend of April 26-28, 2019.
- The league is made up of eight teams in Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis, Orlando, Phoenix, Salt Lake, San Antonio and San Diego.
- The head coach of Alliance Memphis is former San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Mike Singletary.
- Alliance Memphis will play its home games at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, where TSU plays annually in the Southern Heritage Classic versus Jackson State.