The Bears went through a 45-minute scrimmage, prior to Meet the Bears event.
Third-year junior, listed No. 2 at defensive tackle on post-spring depth chart… Veteran with previous starting experience (seven starts as freshman) and 24 career games played entering 2015… Father (Byron) and uncle (Brandon) played football at SMU and uncle (Jason Johnson) played football at Oklahoma State.
2014 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games as reserve defensive tackle on 2014 Big 12 championship squad… Totaled eight tackles (five solo) and one fumble recovery on season… Made single tackles in each of six games (vs. Northwestern State, at Buffalo, at Iowa State, at West Virginia, vs. Oklahoma State and in win over No. 9 Kansas State that clinched share of Big 12 championship and berth in New Year’s Six bowl)… Recovered fumble and returned eight yards in win over Kansas in eighth game… Made season-high two stops in Cotton Bowl vs. No. 7 Michigan State.
2013 (True Freshman): Played in 11 of 13 games, started seven on defensive line (six at DT, one at NT)... One of five true freshmen on squad to play in 2013... Earned first career letter... Totaled 21 tackles (12 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss (-13 yards), two QB hurries and one forced fumble... Recorded tackle in 10 of 11 games played... Made collegiate debut in season's third contest, started in first-ever game played (win vs. ULM), finished with one solo tackle... Had two stops and hurry as reserve in win over West Virginia in team's fourth game... Came off bench to make three tackles, including one for 10-yard loss, in win at Kansas State in fifth game... Took over starting job at defensive tackle in season's sixth game, made career-high four tackles, one for loss, and forced fumble in win vs. Iowa State... Started six straight games... Had QB hurry and solo stop in win at Kansas in seventh game... Made three stops in win vs. Texas Tech in ninth game... Made two tackles in each of next three games vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State, at TCU and historic win over No. 23 Texas that clinched Big 12 championship and school's first BCS Bowl berth... Did not start vs. UT or Fiesta Bowl vs. No. 15 UCF (one tackle).
High School: Defensive lineman from state champion Allen (Texas) High School... Played under head coach Tom Westerberg at AHS... Ranked 55th on Dallas Morning News/SportsDay's Area Top 100, the 13th D-Lineman listed... National position rankings among defensive tackles: No. 57 by 247Sports.com, No. 86 by Scout.com and No. 98 by ESPN.com... Earned honorable mention 2012 Class 5A All-State recognition after leading Allen to 5A DI state championship, capping 15-1 season...Made 61 tackles, nine tackles-for-loss, six sacks, six QB hurries and two fumble recoveries as senior in 2012... Named 2012 first-team All-Area by Dallas Morning News/SportsDay and 2012 District 10-5A Defensive Player of Year... 2012 first-team All-District 10-5A nose guard... Second-team All-District 8-5A honoree as DT in 2011 as junior on AHS 11-1 DI area finalist squad.
Personal: Son of Byron Bonds and Stacy Johnson... Full name is Byron Jabbar Bonds II... Born April 30, 1994, in Paris, Texas... Father, Byron, and uncle, Brandon Bonds, both played football at SMU... Uncle, Jason Johnson, played football at Oklahoma State... Majoring in health, human performance and recreation studies.