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#10 Varmah Sonie, DB


Position: DB

Height: 5' 8"   Weight: 175 lbs

Experience: 1 Year, Portland Thunder (2014); Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns (NFL)

College Experience: Northern Iowa


Sonie returns to the Portland Thunder after a stellar 2014 campaign, which garnered First Team All-Arena honors with 86.0 total tackles, three tackles for loss, nine interceptions, three forced fumbles, and 25 pass breakups.

Prior to rejoining the Thunder this season, Sonie spent time with the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was signed to a three-year futures contract with the Browns on February 16, 2015, but was released in early May. Sonie was a late season addition to the Buccaneers practice squad in 2014 following the conclusion of the AFL season.

In college, Sonie attended the University of Northern Iowa, where he was teammates with fellow Thunder defensive back Andre’ Martin. Sonie was named First-Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2011, and recorded 158 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, six interceptions, three forced fumbles, 16 pass breakups, and two blocked kicks over the course of his career as a three-year starter for the Panthers. Sonie made an impact at the high school level as well, being named Minnesota’s ‘Mr. Football’ in 2008. Varmah played both defensive back and wide receiver for Apple Valley High School, recording 41 receptions, 36 carriers, and six interceptions, while also totaling 10 touchdowns. He was named as a Max Prep All-American as well for his impressive senior season.  

Other League Exempt »
8 Douglas McNeil III (NFL) WR
13 Eric Rogers (CFL) WR
Active »
2 Duane Brooks WR
3 Kyle Rowley QB
4 Osagie Odiase DB
5 V'Keon Lacey WR
6 Jared Perry WR
7 Marquis Jackson DL
8 KC Obi DL
9 Jake McDonough OL/DL
10 Varmah Sonie DB
11 Dexter Davis LB
13 Matt Pierce DB
14 Maurice Williams WR
15 Perez Ashford WR
16 De'Mon Glanton DB
18 Alex Carder QB
20 Bryce Peila DB
21 Dwight McLean DB
23 Zach Ramirez K
45 Adrian Hamilton DL
52 Frank Trotter DL
70 John Martinez OL
73 Sam Longo OL
79 John Collins OL
99 Robert Hayes DL
Inactive »
1 Darron Thomas (IR) QB
6 Okechukwu Okoroha (IR) DB
12 Jamar Howard (IR) WR
15 Alvance Robinson (IR) WR
24 Andre' Martin (Susp.) DB
28 Remond Willis (IR) LB
32 Brandon Tett (IR) LB
74 Max Jean-Gilles (IR) OL
75 Jordan Mudge (IR) OL

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2015 Transactions

Date Player Action Details
07/23/15 Maurice Williams Activating from Inactive Reserve
07/23/15 Matt Pierce Activating from Inactive Reserve
07/22/15 Jeraill McCuller Placing on Reassignment
07/21/15 Jeraill McCuller Placing on League Suspension
07/21/15 Andre' Martin (Susp.) Placing on Team Suspension
07/17/15 Osagie Odiase Activating from Inactive Reserve
07/17/15 Jeraill McCuller Activating from Inactive Reserve
07/16/15 Maurice Williams Placing on Inactive Reserve
07/16/15 Matt Pierce Placing on Inactive Reserve
07/09/15 Martel Moore (IR) Placing on Reassignment
07/08/15 Zach Ramirez Activating from Other League Exemption
07/08/15 Osagie Odiase Placing on Inactive Reserve
07/08/15 Adrian Hamilton Have Been Assigned
07/08/15 Jordan Mudge (IR) Placing on Injured Reserve
07/08/15 Jeraill McCuller Placing on Inactive Reserve
07/08/15 Allen Chapman (IR) Placing on Reassignment
07/08/15 Brandon Tett (IR) Placing on Injured Reserve
07/07/15 Varmah Sonie Activating from Refused To Report
07/07/15 Kevin Goessling Placing on Reassignment