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Nik Bonitto

OLB

#42

Experience: R

Height: 6-3

Age: 23

Weight: 240 lbs

College: Oklahoma

2022 SEASON

  • Solo
    5
  • SCK
    1.5
  • FF
    1
  • INT
    --
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Preseason

WKGame DateOPPRESULTTotalSoloASTSCKSFTYPDEFINTYDSAVGLNGTDSFFFR
308/28/2022VikingsW 23 - 136422001
208/20/2022@BillsL 15 - 42
108/14/2022CowboysW 17 - 72010000

Regular Season

WKGame DateOPPRESULTTotalSoloASTSCKSFTYPDEFINTYDSAVGLNGTDSFFFR
1312/04/2022@RavensL 9 - 10
1211/27/2022@PanthersL 10 - 231100000
1111/20/2022RaidersL 16 - 221010000
1011/13/2022@TitansL 10 - 172110000
810/30/2022@JaguarsW 21 - 172201001
710/23/2022JetsL 9 - 161010.5000
610/18/2022@ChargersL 16 - 191010000
510/07/2022ColtsL 9 - 121010000
410/02/2022@RaidersL 23 - 32
309/26/202249ersW 11 - 101100000
209/18/2022TexansW 16 - 9
109/13/2022@SeahawksL 16 - 17

Biography

BONITTO AT A GLANCE:

  • An outside linebacker who appeared in 39 career games (30 starts) over four seasons at the University of Oklahoma from 2018-21.
  • Totaled 117 tackles (68 solo), 18.5 sacks (119 yds.), one interception, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries during his career.
  • Finished collegiate career ranked 13th in school history—and third among linebackers—in career sacks (18.5).
  • Garnered numerous awards and distinctions following the 2021 season, including Pro Football Focus 2021 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, second-team All-Big 12 honors and semifinalist recognition for the Chuck Bednarik Award.
  • Started all 12 games played in 2021, recording 39 tackles (23 solo), seven sacks (39 yds.), one pass defensed, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.
  • Registered 32 tackles (18 solo), eight sacks (44 yds.) and two passes defensed in 10 games played (all starts) in 2020.
  • Appeared in 14 games—starting the final eight—in 2019, posting 43 tackles (25 solo), 3.5 sacks (36 yds.), one interception and four passes defensed.
  • Played three games and tallied three tackles in 2018 before being redshirted.
  • Attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale Fla., where he recorded over 140 tackles during his high school career to go along with 17 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
  • Selected by the Broncos in the second round (64th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft.
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