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#10 Varmah Sonie, DB

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Position: DB

Height: 5' 8"   Weight: 175 lbs


Experience: 2 Years, Portland Thunder; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns (NFL)


College Experience: Northern Iowa



Biography:

Sonie returned to the Portland Thunder in Week 14 of the 2015 AFL schedule, 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 the six games he featured in 2015, Sonie's impact was invaluable, and enough to garner team 'Defensive Back of the Year' honors from the coaches and staff. Sonie finished off the year with 30.5 tackles, six pass break-ups, four interceptions, and one fumble recovery. His two year interception tally of 13 is a franchise best.

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.

2015: WK16 JAX: 6.5 TKLS, 3 PBU, INT WK17 @SJ: 7.0 TKLS, 1 PBU WK18 @SPK: 6.0 TKLS, 1 PBU WK19 LV: 5 TKLS, 2 INT, 12 YDS WK20 @ARI: 6.0 TKLS, 1 FR, 1 INT, 1 PBU

2014: Week 2 vs Iowa: 5.5 tkl, 1 PBU, 1 FF, 1 INT...Week 4 vs LA: 3.0 tkl, 2 PBU...Week 5 vs SPK: 2.0 tkl...Week 6 vs SJ: 3.5 tkl, 2 PBU, 1 INT... Week 7 vs JAX: 3.5 tkl, 3 PBU... Week 8 vs TB: 4 tkl, INT, 5 PBU... Week 9 vs ARI: 6.0 tkl...Week 10 at SJ: 4.5 tkl, 1 PBU, 1 INT... Week 11 vs SA: 8.0 tkl, 1 PBU, 1 INT, 1 FF... Week 12 at SPK: 11.0 tkl, 1.0 TFL, 1 PBU... Week 13 vs ARI: 8.0 tkl, 3 PBU... Week 14 at LA: 4.5 tkl, 1.0 TFL, 2 PBU... Week 16 vs NO: 4.5 tkl, 1 INT, 1 FF, 2 PBU, fum... Week 17 at CLE: 8.5 tkl, 1 INT, 1 FR... Week 18 vs LA : 2.0 tkl, 2 INT...Week 19 vs ARI: 7 tkl, 1.0 TFL, 2 PBU...Week 20 vs SPK: 0.5 tkl...
 
 

 

 

Career Statistics »

Year Club GP TACK TFL INT FF FR PBU
2015 Thunder 6 30.5 .0 4 1 1 6
2014 Thunder 17 86.0 3.0 9 3 0 25
Other League Exempt »
8 Douglas McNeil III (NFL) WR
13 Eric Rogers (CFL) WR
0 Trent Steelman (OLEX) WR
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2 Duane Brooks WR/KR
3 Kyle Rowley QB
5 V'Keon Lacey WR
6 Jared Perry WR
7 Marquis Jackson DL
8 KC Obi DL
10 Varmah Sonie DB
11 Dexter Davis LB
12 Jamar Howard WR
13 Matt Pierce DB
14 Maurice Williams WR/KR
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
52 Frank Trotter DL
70 John Martinez FB
73 Sam Longo OL
79 John Collins OL
99 Robert Hayes DL
Inactive »
1 Darron Thomas (IR) QB
4 Osagie Odiase (Susp.) DB
6 Okechukwu Okoroha (IR) DB
9 Jake McDonough (IAR) OL/DL
15 Alvance Robinson (IR) WR
24 Andre' Martin (Susp) DB
28 Remond Willis (IR) LB
32 Brandon Tett (IR) LB
45 Adrian Hamilton (Susp) DL
66 Ed Ta'amu (Susp) OL
74 Max Jean-Gilles (IR) OL
75 Jordan Mudge (IR) OL

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2015 Transactions

Date Player Action Details
08/17/15 Ed Ta'amu (Susp.) Placing on League Suspension
08/17/15 Adrian Hamilton (Susp) Placing on League Suspension
08/17/15 Ed Ta'amu (Susp.) Have Been Assigned
08/12/15 Jake McDonough (IAR) Placing on Inactive Reserve
08/06/15 Jamar Howard Activating from Injured Reserve
08/03/15 Trent Steelman (OLEX) Placing on Other League Exemption
08/03/15 Osagie Odiase (Susp.) Placing on Team Suspension
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