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Jy Bond
Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-04-22) 22 April 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth: Melbourne, Australia
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Miami Dolphins ( 2009)*
Career highlights and awards
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Jy Bond (born 22 April 1979) is a former American football punter. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as a street free agent in 2009.

Bond has also been a member of the New York Giants and Hartford Colonials.

Australian football careerEdit

The son of former Australian rules football player Graeme Bond, Jy Bond followed his father to Template:AFL Ric under the father/son rule but did not play senior football with the team.[1]

American football careerEdit

Bond began training to be a punter in the NFL after a holiday in the USA in 2005. After an initial session with Nathan Chapman, Jy worked with Sav Rocca (another ex AFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles) and his agent to move into the NFL. He signed with the Miami Dolphins of the NFL in March 2009.[2] Jy was offered a college scholarship a number of years previous while visiting his brother who was on a baseball scholarship in the USA. For personal reasons he was unable to accept the offer.

Since 2009, Jy has been coached and mentored by Darren Bennett. Bond also worked with fellow Aussie NFL player Sav Rocca.

Jy also played for the Western Crusaders, an American Football team located in Melbourne, Australia. He is a member of their team of the century.

Miami DolphinsEdit

Bond signed a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins on 3 March 2009. He competed with incumbent Brandon Fields for the Dolphins' punting job in training camp,[1] but was released.

New York GiantsEdit

Bond signed with the New York Giants on 18 March 2010.[3]

Bond returned to the New York Giants for their mini camp in May 2012. In 2012, NFL teams–New York Jets, Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears expressed interest in Bond as a Punter. In 2013 Bond worked out with the Jets and also Tampa Bay before returning to NY Giants.

Jy is now involved in the media and also runs a feeder program to the NCAA and NFL with former NFL player Ben Graham and Darren Bennett. They are currently working with ex-Carlton player, Brendan Fevola.

Bond now works in Talent Management for his native Australian rules football.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thompson, Troy (April 15, 2009). "Miami Dolphins sign Bond". World Footy News. http://www.worldfootynews.com/article.php/20090416085827689. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  2. Sheahan, Tony (June 29, 2008). "Big Sav urges brother to stay". Fox Sports Australia. http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,23940266-23211,00.html. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  3. Garafolo, Mike (June 21, 2010). "Giants waive five players, including punter Jy Bond". The Star-Ledger. http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2010/06/giants_waive_five_players_incl.html. Retrieved 2010-06-22.

5 All eyes on our Ben Graham in the Super Bowl http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/more-sport/all-eyes-on-our-ben-in-super-bowl/story-e6frfglf-1111118727123

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