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Jy Bond

Jy Bond
Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-04-22) April 22, 1979
Place of birth: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
Debuted in 2010 for the Hartford Colonials
Last played in 2010 for the Hartford Colonials
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Punts --
Punting average --
Inside 20 --
Stats at NFL.com

Jy Bond (born April 22, 1979) is a former American football punter. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as a street free agent in 2009.

Bond has also been a member of the New York Giants and Hartford Colonials.

Australian football career

The son of former Australian rules football player Graeme Bond, Jy Bond followed his father to Richmond Tigers under the father/son rule but did not play senior football with the team.[1]

Gridiron football career

Bond began training to be a punter in the NFL after a holiday in the USA in 2005. After an initial sessions with Nathan Chapman, Jy worked with Saverio Rocca (another ex AFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles) and his agent to move into the NFL. He signed with the Miami Dolphins of the NFL in March 2009. [2] Jy was offered a college scholarship a number of years ago while visiting his brother who was on a baseball scholarship in the USA. For personal reasons he was unable to accept the offer.

Since 2009, Jy has been coached and mentored by Darren Bennett. Bond also worked with fellow Aussie NFL player Sav Rocca.

Jy also played for the Western Crusaders, an American Football team located in Melbourne, Australia.

Miami Dolphins

Bond signed a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins on March 3, 2009. He competed with incumbent Brandon Fields for the Dolphins' punting job in training camp,[1] but was released on June 15.

New York Giants

Bond signed with the New York Giants on March 18, 2010.[3]

Bond returned to the New York Giants for their mini camp in May 2012. In 2012, NFL teams - New York Jets, Carolina Panthers & Chicago Bears expressed interest in Bond as a Punter.

Jy is now involved in the media and also runs a feeder program to the NCAA and NFL with former NFL player Ben Graham & Darren Bennett They are currently working with ex Carlton star Brendan Fevola.

References

  1. ^ a b Thompson, Troy (April 15, 2009). "Miami Dolphins sign Bond". World Footy News. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  2. ^ Sheahan, Tony (June 29, 2008). "Big Sav urges brother to stay". Fox Sports Australia. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  3. ^ Garafolo, Mike (June 21, 2010). "Giants waive five players, including punter Jy Bond". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 

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External links

  • Official website
  • Western Crusaders
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