There’s lots of college football players that can play multiple positions, but not all of them are willing to. The ability and willingness of Louisville senior weapon Reggie Bonnafon to play multiple positions led to coach Bobby Petrino calling him the ‘ultimate team player.’
“Reggie (Bonnafon) is real close to my heart because he is the ultimate team player,” Petrino said ACC Media Days according to The Courier Journal. “There is no question about that. He’ll do anything he can possibly do to help us win.”
Bonnafon began his college career as a quarterback, but during his sophomore season in 2015, he also ran the ball 45 times and caught 10 passes. Last fall, he was used mainly as a wide receiver, but in 2017, he figures to be one of Louisville’s main feature backs.
Regardless of where he plays though, Bonnafon will be a leader for the Cardinals offense this season too.
“He’s been really special this summer in his leadership,” Petrino said. “He’s really taken over as far as the leadership role goes on the offensive side but (also) the entire team. Everybody on our team respects him and loves him because he such a team player.”
In three years at Louisville, Bonnafon has rushed for 346 yards on 122 carries. That averages out to just 2.8 yards per rush, but perhaps with a whole summer to prepare at running back, that average will go up.
He also has 23 catches for 264 yards and 10 total touchdowns (5 rushing and 5 receiving) in his college career.