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Tommy Bohanon
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Bohanon at Naval Station Mayport in 2017
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-10) September 10, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Cape Coral, Florida
Career information
College: Wake Forest
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 215
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Jets ( 2013 2015)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing attempts     26
Rushing yards     72
Rushing touchdowns     2
Receptions     29
Receiving yards     239
Receiving touchdowns     1

Thomas Grant "Tommy" Bohanon[1] (born September 10, 1990) is an American football fullback and special teamer who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Wake Forest and was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early yearsEdit

Bohanon attended North Fort Myers High School in North Fort Myers, Florida.[2] He earned all-district, all-conference and all-area honors in each of his final three years of high school.[3] He was selected as named MVP of the Carrigan All-Star Football Classic in December 2008.[3]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Tommy Bohanon
Fullback
North Fort Myers, Florida North Fort Myers High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 238 lb (108 kg) 4.7 Jul 1, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 18 (FB)   Rivals: – National, 13 (FB), – (Fla)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College careerEdit

Bohanon played college football at Wake Forest as a fullback from 2009 to 2012. In the 2009 season, he appeared in nine games and had 16 carries for 51 rushing yards to go along with eight receptions for 66 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[4] In the 2010 season, he appeared in 11 games and had 17 carries for 77 rushing yards to go along with 10 receptions for 76 receiving yards.[5] In the 2011 season, he finished with 15 carries for 31 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to go along with nine receptions for 56 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[6] In his final collegiate season in 2012, he had 23 receptions for 208 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.[7] He finished his collegiate career with a total of 51 receptions, 405 receiving yards, seven receiving touchdowns, 160 rushing yards, and three career rushing touchdowns.[8]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 246 lb30 in10⅛ in 4.88 s 1.70 s 2.87 s 4.42 s 7.27 s 35 in 9 ft 11 in 36 reps

New York JetsEdit

The New York Jets selected Bohanon in the seventh round (215th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.[9][10][11] He was the last of three fullbacks selected in 2013, behind Harvard's Kyle Juszczyk and Kansas State's Braden Wilson.[12]

2013 season: Rookie yearEdit

On May 10, 2013, the New York Jets signed Bohanon to four-year, $2.22 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $62,248.[13]

Throughout training camp, Bohanon competed against Lex Hilliard for the job as the starting fullback that was left vacant following the departure of John Conner.[14] Head coach Rex Ryan named Bohanon the starting fullback to begin the regular season.[15]

The Jets finished the season with an 8–8 record despite not making the playoffs.[16] Bohanon finished with 17 carries for 62 yards as well as 11 receptions for 69 yards. He also returned one kickoff for 15 yards. Bohanon gave the Jets a reliable receiver out of the backfield and a good short yardage back.[17]

2014 seasonEdit

In Week 4 against the Detroit Lions, Bohanon suffered a broken collar bone, which required surgery, and was placed in injured reserve for the remainder of the 2014 year. In four games, Bohanon rushed for three yards and recorded 30 receiving yards.[18]

2015 seasonEdit

Bohanon was the starting fullback for the Jets in 2015. He finished with four receptions for 56 receiving yards. He was the lead blocker to help Chris Ivory become the AFC's leading rusher with 1,070 rushing yards.[19][20][21]

2016 seasonEdit

On September 3, 2016, Bohanon was released by the Jets as part of final roster cuts.[22]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On April 17, 2017, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Bohanon to a two-year, $1.48 million contract, reuniting him with former Jets' teammate Chris Ivory.[13][23]

2017 seasonEdit

On September 10, in the 29–7 season opening victory over the Houston Texans, Bohanon recorded his first career touchdown on a one-yard pass from quarterback Blake Bortles.[24]

On December 17, in the 45–7 victory over the Houston Texans, Bohanon recorded two rushing touchdowns, taking the ball in each time from the one-yard line.[25] He finished the 2017 season with six receptions for 43 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown to go along with five carries for five rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[26] The Jaguars won the AFC South and made the playoffs.[27] After a 10–3 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Round, he had a 14-yard receiving touchdown in the 45–42 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.[28][29] In the AFC Championship, he had a 20-yard reception in the 24–20 loss.[30]

Green Bay PackersEdit

On August 12, 2019, Bohanon was signed by the Green Bay Packers.[31]

On August 30, 2019, Bohanon was waived by the Packers.[32]

NFL statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2013 NYJ 16 8 17 62 3.6 8 0 11 69 6.3 21 0 0 0
2014 NYJ 4 2 1 3 3.0 3 0 2 30 15.0 16 0 0 0
2015 NYJ 16 4 2 2 1.0 2 0 4 56 14.0 23 0 0 0
2017 JAX 16 10 5 5 1.0 3 2 6 43 7.2 14 1 0 0
2018 JAX 16 6 1 0 0.0 0 0 6 41 6.8 12 0 0 0
Career 68 30 26 72 2.8 8 2 29 239 8.2 23 1 0 0

PostseasonEdit

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2017 JAX 3 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 34 17.0 20 1 0 0
Career 3 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 34 17.0 20 1 0 0

Personal lifeEdit

Bohanon is the son of Thomas and Audrey Bohanon.[3] He majored in communications at Wake Forest.[3] Bohanon is married to his high school sweetheart Katie. Bohanon was given the Pop Warner Humanitarian Award at the 58th Annual All-American Scholars Banquet in June 2018. It recognizes players efforts on and off the field and is given to individuals who set a positive example for today's youth by accomplishing both outstanding athletic achievements and philanthropic initiatives. Tommy and his wife also developed the Tommy Bohanon Foundation to support at-risk youth in their Southwest Florida community through their organization's programs and scholarship opportunities.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "ESPN Profile". ESPN. http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/playerinfo?playerId=15973#.
  2. "Tommy Bohanon returns to North Fort Myers for jersey retirement". The News-Press. https://www.news-press.com/story/sports/2017/05/20/tommy-bohanon-returns-north-fort-myers-jersey-retirement/329234001/.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Wake Forest Demon Deacons Profile". wakeforestsports.com. http://www.wakeforestsports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/bohanon_tommy00.html.
  4. "Tommy Bohanon 2009 Game Log". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/tommy-bohanon-1/gamelog/2009/.
  5. "Tommy Bohanon 2010 Game Log". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/tommy-bohanon-1/gamelog/2010/.
  6. "Tommy Bohanon 2011 Game Log". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/tommy-bohanon-1/gamelog/2011/.
  7. "Tommy Bohanon 2012 Game Log". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/tommy-bohanon-1/gamelog/2012/.
  8. "Tommy Bohanon College Statistics". sports-reference.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/tommy-bohanon-1.html.
  9. "NFL Draft 2013: Jets select Wake Forest FB Tommy Bohanon with 7th round pick". The Star-Ledger. http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2013/04/nfl_draft_2013_jets_select_wak.html. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  10. "Jets go with Wake Forest FB Tommy Bohanon in 7th round". Fox News Channel. http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/04/27/jets-go-with-wake-forest-fb-tommy-bohanon-in-7th-round/. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  11. "Jets agree to terms with seventh-round pick FB Tommy Bohanon". nbcsports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/10/jets-agree-to-terms-with-seventh-round-pick-fb-tommy-bohanon/. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  12. "2013 NFL Draft Listing". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2013/draft.htm.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Spotrac.com: Tommy Bohanon contract". http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/tommy-bohanon-12497/. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  14. Philip Schawillie (July 26, 2013). "Predicting the Winner of New York Jets' Biggest Training Camp Battles". https://www.bleacherreport.com/amp/1710813-predicting-the-winner-of-new-york-jets-biggest-training-camp-battles.amp.html. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  15. Erik Frenz (August 26, 2013). "New York Jets Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis". https://www.bleacherreport.com/amp/1750908-jets-roster-2013-latest-cuts-depth-charts-and-analysis.amp.html. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  16. "2013 New York Jets Statistics & Players". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/nyj/2013.htm.
  17. "Tommy Bohanon 2013 Game Log". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BohaTo00/gamelog/2013/.
  18. "Tommy Bohanon 2014 Game Log". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BohaTo00/gamelog/2014.
  19. "Tommy Bohanon 2015 Game Log". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BohaTo00/gamelog/2015/.
  20. "2015 New York Jets Statistics & Players". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/nyj/2015.htm.
  21. "2015 NFL Rushing & Receiving". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2015/rushing.htm.
  22. Lange, Randy (September 3, 2016). "Jets Release 18 Players Ahead of Deadline". https://web.archive.org/web/20170907213543/http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-9/Jets-Release-18-Players-Ahead-of-Deadline/2b32bd16-527f-46b2-a342-6d342cfc9b60.
  23. Crow, Alfie (April 17, 2017). "Jaguars sign Tommy Bohanon, Chris Ivory's former fullback". http://www.bigcatcountry.com/2017/4/17/15331466/jaguars-sign-tommy-bohanon-chris-ivorys-former-fullback.
  24. "Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans – September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201709100htx.htm. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  25. "Jaguars' Tommy Bohanon: Reaches paydirt twice Sunday". December 18, 2017. https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/jaguars-tommy-bohanon-reaches-paydirt-twice-sunday/.
  26. "Tommy Bohanon 2017 Game Log". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BohaTo00/gamelog/2017/.
  27. "2017 Jacksonville Jaguars Statistics & Players". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/jax/2017.htm.
  28. "Wild Card – Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars – January 7th, 2018". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201801070jax.htm.
  29. "Divisional Round – Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers – January 14th, 2018". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201801140pit.htm.
  30. "AFC Championship – Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots – January 21st, 2018". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201801210nwe.htm.
  31. "Packers sign FB Tommy Bohanon". August 12, 2019. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-sign-fb-tommy-bohanon.
  32. "Packers announce roster moves". packers.com. August 31, 2019. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-announce-roster-moves-x5219.

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