Backup quarterback Reggie Bonnafon leads the Cardinals with a stellar performance.
A dual-threat quarterback, Reggie Bonnafon comes to Louisville after an outstanding career at Trinity High. After playing just one season as a quarterback for head coach Bob Beatty, Bonnafon was a highly recruited player from the state of Kentucky. A 6-foot-3 signal caller, Bonnafon was the first commitment for UofL. Rated a four-star quarterback and the 22nd-best quarterback by Scout.com, Bonnafon was nominated to play in the U.S. Army American Bowl after a successful season at Trinity. Named an honorable mention on the Associated Press All-State squad, Bonnafon was tabbed one of the top 50 players in the state of Kentucky by the Courier-Journal. The Louisville native played in a system at Trinity that is "very similar" to what head coach Petrino will run at U of L. As a senior last season, Bonnafon threw for 2,606 yards and 16 touchdowns, completing a solid 63.1 percent of his passes. Bonnafon was careful with the football, tossing only eight interceptions in 306 attempts. From the quarterback position, he ended the year second on the team in rushing with 895 yards and 18 touchdowns, while accounting for 34 total touchdowns. He led the team in scoring with 108 points. In his first scholastic start at quarterback, Bonnafon finished the game 16-of-24 for 215 yards and a touchdown in a home loss to Ensworth. He ended the game against Carmel by going 18 for 23 passing for 283 yards and two touchdowns and added another 62 yards on 15 carries for an additional two scores on the ground. He accounted for 376 yards and five touchdowns in a win over Manual, also passing for a career-high 263 yards. Bonnafon rushed 20 times for 166 yards and three scores in a 35-30 win over Cathedral. Despite only one season at QB, he shined at both the Ohio Nike Camp and the Elite 11 regional. He spent the vast majority of his junior season at Trinity playing wide receiver. His best game was an 11-reception performance for 173 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-42 loss to Cincinnati Moeller. The son of Wallace and Rosalind Bonnafon, he chose Louisville over Texas, Tennessee, Illinois, and Western Kentucky.