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Jonathan Bane
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-09-04) September 4, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Temple, Texas
Career information
College: Dakota Wesleyan
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Richmond Raiders (20142015)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* PIFL Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
  • First Team All-PIFL (2015)
  • Second Team All-GPAC (2011)
Comp. / Att.     46 / 97
Passing yards     526
TDINT     8–4
QB rating     67.63
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Jonathan Bane (born September 4, 1991) is an American football quarterback for the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League (NAL). He played college football at Dakota Wesleyan. He has also been a member of the Richmond Raiders, Bloomington Edge, Tampa Bay Storm, Colorado Crush, Bismarck Bucks and High Country Grizzlies.

Early yearsEdit

Bane first played high school football for the Rogers High School Eagles of Rogers, Texas before transferring to play for the Temple High School Wildcats of Temple, Texas.[1][2][3] He left Rogers his junior year due to a disagreement about his sexuality. He was ruled ineligible for varsity sports for a year by the University Interscholastic League. Bane then played on Temple's junior varsity team and did not appear in any varsity games until the final contest of his senior season and an ensuing playoff game. He then signed to play football at Trinity Valley Community College.[4][5] He was in a car crash his senior year that severely hampered his ability to walk.[6][7] Bane was not in college his first year out of high school.[5]

College careerEdit

Bane played for the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers of Dakota Wesleyan University from 2010 to 2013. He threw for 1,920 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2010, 2,817 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2011, 2,157 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2012 and 2,330 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2013.[3] He completed 744 of 1,360 passes for 83 touchdowns and a school record 9,224 yards during his college career.[3][8] Bane set school records for passing yards in a game with 457, longest pass in a game with 99 yards and most passing yards in a season with 2,817.[9] He also earned Second Team All-GPAC honors in 2011 and Honorable Mention All-GPAC accolades in 2012 and 2013.[10][11][12]

Professional careerEdit

Richmond RaidersEdit

Bane signed with the Richmond Raiders of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) in May 2014 and played for the team from 2014 to 2015.[13][3] He was named the PIFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2015 after completing 221 passes for 2,759 yards and 55 touchdowns.[14][15] He also garnered First Team All-PIFL accolades.[15] Bane helped the Raiders advance to the PIFL championship game in 2015, where they lost to the Columbus Lions.[14][16]

Bloomington EdgeEdit

Bane was signed by the Bloomington Edge of Champions Indoor Football (CIF) in October 2015.[17] He was later selected in the 2016 Major League Football Draft.[18][19]

Tampa Bay StormEdit

Bane was assigned to the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League (AFL) on February 22, 2016.[3][20] He made his AFL debut on April 1, 2016, against the Orlando Predators in relief of starter Adam Kennedy, completing five of eight passes for 65 yards with a touchdown and an interception.[21] He made his first career AFL start on May 1, 2016, completing 21 of 38 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns in a 33–27 loss to the Jacksonville Sharks.[22][23] On May 12, 2016, Bane was placed on recallable reassignment.[24][25]

Bismarck BucksEdit

On February 21, 2017, Bane was signed by the Bismarck Bucks of the CIF.[26] He played in seven games for the Bucks, completing 116 of 210 passes for 1,342 yards, 28 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He also scored three rushing touchdowns.[27] He was placed on injured reserve on May 17, 2017.[28]

Maine MammothsEdit

Originally, Bane had signed with the High Country Grizzlies of the American Arena League (AAL) in October 2017.[29] However, on December 5, 2017, he was announced as the inaugural player signing for the Maine Mammoths of the National Arena League (NAL).[30][31]

Jacksonville SharksEdit

On February 21, 2019, Bane signed with the Jacksonville Sharks.

AFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2016 Tampa Bay 46 97 47.4 526 8 4 67.63 7 16 0

Stats from ArenaFan:[32]

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