Texas DB John Bonney transfers to Texas Tech

Texas defensive back John Bonney, shown defending against Oklahoma State wide receiver Jhajuan Seales (81) in 2016, has transferred to Texas Tech.Photo Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Bonney started 15 of the 37 games he played at Texas, making 87 tackles and breaking up 14 passes. He started three times against Texas Tech.

“I will forever be grateful to the University of Texas for allowing me to earn my degree and compete as a student-athlete,” Bonney said in a statement. “With that said, I’m excited to join the Texas Tech football program. I can’t thank Coach (Kliff) Kingsbury and his staff enough for providing me the opportunity to join this program, and I look forward to my first game as a Red Raider.”

Bonney, a graduate transfer, has one season of eligibility remaining and as a graduate transfer will be eligible for Texas Tech’s season opener against Mississippi on Sept. 1.

However, Bonney might have trouble earning playing time, as the Red Raiders return 10 starters on defense, including their entire secondary.