Release courtesy of Franklin Athletics
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Franklin College senior wide receiver Brad Bonomini collected All-America accolades for the first time in his career, earning those honors from both the Associated Press and D3football.com.
The Lawrenceburg, Ind.-native was named Third Team All-America by the AP and collected Honorable Mention All-America from D3football.com. It marks the second straight year Franklin was represented on both All-America lists, with Chase Burton picking up those honors in 2017. Bonomini becomes the third receiver in school history to earn All-America status, becoming the first since Kyle Linville in 2013.
The 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Offensive MVP was one of the driving forces for a Franklin offense that led Division III with 558.3 yards per game in 2018. He finished with 71 catches for 1,224 yards and 11 touchdowns, leading the HCAC in both catches and yards.
Against the top receivers in the nation, Bonomini ranked fifth in yards among wideouts and his 122.4 yards per game were good for the second most in the nation. Additionally, his 11 touchdowns placed him third among conference wideouts and tied for 31st nationally.
The Grizzlies finished 8-2 in 2018, earning a share of the HCAC regular season crown with a 7-1 conference record. It marked the ninth consecutive year Franklin earned at least a share of the conference championship.