The Big Ten Conference, and the college football world, is still Illinois running back Ra’Von Bonner, however, has taken the decision into his own hands.Bonner has decided to opt-out and not play this fall over concerns related to the coronavirus, His asthma, the risk of spreading the virus to his loved ones and the prospect of having to play a shortened or modified season, he said, were all reasons that played into the decision to forego his senior year.“[A shortened season] was already on my mind prior to returning to campus,” Bonner said, Bonner has rushed for 822 yards and 10 touchdowns over three seasons with the Illini. But the Illinois running back believes playing football during a pandemic is a greater hazard. We’re doing a lot better than other schools in terms of numbers. "I love the program here, I love the school," Bonner said. Illinois RB Ra’Von Bonner opts out of season due to coronavirus concernsShow full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. $1 for 3 months. But the fact that someone can get really sick — I don’t want that.”Portland shooting: 1 person is dead after a shooting following protests in downtown According to the report, Bonner is asthmatic, and the senior year does not want to end on his career on a truncated season. On Saturdays in the fall, Ra’Von Bonner is seen as a hero.But now, there will be no touchdowns for the University of Illinois running back. I really love football. Both are pandemics. It's obviously not easy. "If I test positive, I'll miss the season.
5'11'' | 205 lbs. He was restricted to 20 carries in his last five games and had 17 yards on five carries in his final game Dec. 30, a 35-20 Redbox Bowl loss by Illinois to California. It's your choice, it's your life." "When you want something out of life, how far are you going to go?" "Last year's bowl game was the first for Illinois since 2014. RELATED: Football standout Ra'Von Bonner is an ambassador for Sycamore High School Bonner has asthma, and his grandmother is a recent cancer survivor. Ra’Von Bonner understands sitting out this season is a risk. Illinois football has a first at this level of the sport, with running back Ra’Von Bonner, an asthmatic, opting out of 2020 season over COVID-19 conerns. With a degree, he would be eligible to transfer and play elsewhere, turn pro, or return to the Illini if both parties agreed. He said he’s “very, very hopeful” to play again with the program in 2021 as a fifth-year senior, though he knows the school is only obligated to honor his scholarship through this year.There were more than 4.3 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States as of Monday night, The Big Ten already announced that it will play a conference-only schedule this fall due to the pandemic, though several programs have already been severely impacted by the virus. "I don't want to go out like that my senior year," Bonner told the Tribune. We had a really good turnout. He told the Tribune that coach Lovie Smith and athletic director Josh Whitman both support the decision.Cerny has played mostly on special teams in his career.The Big Ten announced July 9 that any fall sports athlete who chooses to sit out the season will have his or her scholarships honored.Bonner said he hopes to return for a fifth year in 2021, although Illinois would need to bring him back on scholarship. $1 for 3 months. Ra'Von Bonner (21) RB - Pronunciation: RAY-von Career Highs Carries: 19 vs. Rutgers, 10/14/17 Rushing Yards: 81 at Nebraska, 11/10/18 Long Run: 33 at Nebraska, "When you want something, you've got to be committed to it. Bonner. Now, Ra’Von Bonner, a member of the University of Illinois football team, is opting out of the college football season. "Bonner had 137 carries for 620 yards and six touchdowns the past two seasons for Illinois.

He spoke about racial inequalities when he attended a rally in Montgomery.“They want to see me as a collegiate athlete, but they don’t want to see the person who’s an honor student,” Bonner said. If I played five games, then I test positive, my college career is done.

"If they want to give me that fifth-year option, if they want to bring me back, then yeah, but regardless, I'm planning a fifth year.

Both Rutgers and It wasn’t the numbers in Illinois that bothered him most, Bonner said, but simply the fear of getting extremely sick.“I’ve seen some people get sick from it,” Bonner said, “It was more so that than the number [of cases at Illinois] itself. “They don’t want to see the Black man that got his undergraduate degree in three years.”Elijah Hollis has known Bonner since the 8th grade; they played football at Sycamore High School together. However, the risks are greater than the reward. According to the Chicago Tribune, Ra’Von Bonner the running back from Illinois is opting out of the 2020 football season. I want a senior season where I have a full 12 games with an opportunity to compete in a conference championship and a bowl game. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.Ra'Von Bonner (left) and Elijah Hollis participate in a recent demonstration to speak out against racial inequality. ... Go to Ra'Von's Video page Images of Ra'Von. The Big Ten Conference, and the college football world, is still working to put together a viable plan to hold a season this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “I understand the impact he’s had on the community. CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Friday the University of Illinois acknowledgedAccording to Illinois Sports Information Director Kent Brown, Bonner's departure was for "personal reasons" at the time and no media release was distributed.