John Bond (quarterback)

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John Bond
No. 13
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1961-03-19) March 19, 1961 (age 57)
Career information
High school: Valdosta High School
College: Mississippi State
Supplemental draft: 1984 / Round: 3
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Andrew John Bond II (born March 19, 1961) is a former American football quarterback. He was the starting quarterback for the Mississippi State Bulldogs in 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983. He played in wishbone offense under head coach Emory Bellard.

College career[edit]

Bond's college career included a 6–3 win over Alabama in 1980, a game still considered by Bulldog fans to be the greatest in school history.[1][2] In addition, Bond is the only quarterback in college football history to beat LSU four times.,[3] and he was also named the MVP of the 1981 Hall of Fame Bowl.

Bond is fourth in total offense on the Bulldogs' career list with 6,901 (4,621 passing and 2,280 rushing). Bond's rushing total was an SEC record for over two decades, but was eventually passed by Matt Jones of Arkansas and Tim Tebow of Florida.[4]

After college, Bond signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1984 but did not appear in any games. He was then drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL players.[5]

College statistics[edit]

Mississippi State Bulldogs
Passing Rushing Total offense
YEAR G CMP ATT CMP% YDS TD INT RAT ATT YDS TD TOFF TDR
1980 11 59 133 44.4 849 5 6 101.4 131 720 5 1,569 10
1981 12 65 144 45.1 875 4 8 94.2 133 339 2 1,214 6
1982 11 91 183 49.7 1,591 7 11 123.4 144 609 4 2,200 11
1983 11 92 205 44.9 1,306 2 12 89.9 164 612 13 1,918 15
Totals[6] 45 307 665 46.2 4,621 18 37 102.3 572 2,280 24 6,901 42

Later life[edit]

In 2010, Bond played a role in the Cam Newton eligibility controversy. Bond reported that in 2009, former Mississippi State player Kenny Rogers told him that it would take $120,000 to $180,000 to have Newton commit to the Bulldogs. Bond reported this information to the Mississippi State athletic department, who reported it to the SEC.[7] Newton eventually signed with Auburn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metal Building Dawg (2012-10-23). "History of MSU vs. Alabama". ForWhomtheCowbellTolls.com. 
  2. ^ The Croom Diaries (2012-10-27). "Is This the Biggest Game in MSU History?". MaroonAndWhiteNation.com. 
  3. ^ Hicks, Tommy (2015-09-25). "John Bond reminisces about days as Mississippi State star". GridironNow.com. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  4. ^ Low, Chris (2009-09-11). "Where are they now: Miss. State's John Bond". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  5. ^ "1984 Cleveland Browns Draftees". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 
  6. ^ "John Bond". Sports-Reference.com. 
  7. ^ Mosley, C.G. (2011-11-05). "Former Mississippi State QB John Bond Speaks Publicly About Cameron Newton Allegations". ForWhomtheCowbellTolls.com. SB Nation. Retrieved 2015-10-11.