Varmah Sonie
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-07-08) July 8, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Burnsville, Minnesota
Career information
College: Northern Iowa
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Portland Thunder (2014)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Minnesota's Mr. Football (2008)
Tackles     287.0
Pass breakups     67
Forced fumbles     5
Interceptions     23
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Varmah Sonie (born July 8, 1990) is an American football cornerback of the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at Northern Iowa.

Early lifeEdit

Sonie attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota, where he played football, basketball and track and field. As a senior member of the football team in 2008, Sonie played defensive back, wide receiver and was the Return specialist for the Eagles, catching in 41 passes, received 36 carries and had 6 interceptions, totaling in 10 touchdowns. His season earned him Minnesota's Mr. Football Award,[1] as well as being named a Max Prep All-American.[2]

College careerEdit

Sonie continued his football career at the University of Northern Iowa. As a junior in 2011, Sonie was named First Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Portland ThunderEdit

In November 2013, Sonie was assigned to the Portland Thunder of the Arena Football League (AFL).[4] In 2014, his play earned him First Team All-Arena honors.[5]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On December 16, 2014, Sonie signed to the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL).[6]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On February 16, 2015, Sonie signed a three-year contract with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL).[7] He was waived on May 11, 2015.[8]

Orlando PredatorsEdit

On January 4, 2016, Sonie was assigned to the Orlando Predators.[9]

Baltimore BrigadeEdit

On February 1, 2017, Sonie was assigned to Baltimore Brigade.[10] He earned Second Team All-Arena honors in 2017.[11]

Albany EmpireEdit

On March 19, 2018, Sonie was assigned to the Albany Empire.[12]

Columbus DestroyersEdit

On March 5, 2019, Sonie was assigned to the Columbus Destroyers.


  1. "Apple Valley's Sonie chosen Mr. Football". Pioneer Press. December 14, 2008. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  2. Stephen Spiewak (January 8, 2009). "Max Preps All-American Team". Gatehouse Media, Inc.. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  3. "10 UNI football players named all-MVFC; 6 receive first-team honors". Des Moines Register. November 26, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  4. "Portland Thunder add three rookies to roster". Comcast Sports Management Services, LLC.. November 25, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  5. "Thunder Duo Named to All-Arena Defensive Squad". Portland Thunder. August 13, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  6. Greg Auman (December 16, 2014). "New to Bucs' practice squad: CB Varmah Sonie". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  7. "DB Sonie signs with NFLs Browns". February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  8. Scott Petrak (May 12, 2015). "Browns cut K Garrett Hartley, sign sixth-round pick Charles Gaines". The Chronicle-Telegram. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  9. "Standout DB Varmah Sonie Joins Orlando Predators". OurSports Central. January 4, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  10. "Transactions". Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  11. "AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams". August 21, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  12. "Team Transactions". Retrieved March 20, 2018.

External linksEdit

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