Return for second season with the Stomr and third in the AFL...Spent 2011, his rookie season in the Arena Football League, with the Tulsa Talons…Ranked third in the AFL in field goal conversion (55.0) and second in made field goals (11)…Nailed a game-winning FG as time expired versus Iowa April 27 to give Tulsa a 61-60 victory.
2013 Highlights: GP/GS – 5/0...3 /23 vs. JAX: Saw action at kicker…Was 7-of-8 on PATS…Also had a half tackle on special teams…3/30 vs CLE: Saw time at kicker…Went 9-of-10 on PATs...4/6 at UTA: Saw time at kicker…Went 9-of-11 on PATs…Recovered a fumble for five yards…4/12 vs. SAT: Saw time at kicker…Went 1-of-4 on PATs, and 1-of-2 on FGs...4/20 at ORL: Saw time at kicker…Completed 3-of-4 PATS...4/27 at SPO: Inactive…5/4 vs NOV: Inactive...5/11 at SJS:...5/18 at PIT:...5/25 vs PHI:…6/1 at IOW:… 6/8 vs. ORL:…6/15 at NOV:…6/22 vs. CHI:…7/6 vs. SPO:…7/13 at SAT:…7/20 vs. PIT:…7/27 at JAX:
2012 Highlights: GP/GS – 18/0...Finished the season tenth in the AFL in PAT kicking percentage (85.9.2%), and fourth in PATs made (116)... Converted 116 PATS breaking Seth Marler’s (2008) record for the most PATS converted in a single season...Attempted 135 PATS this season breaking the mark set by Seth Marler (125) in 2008, for most PAT attempts in a season...7/14 vs NOV, hit the game tying field goal as time expired, sending the game into overtime...3/10 at Chicago: Started at K, converted 6-of-7 PATs, missed a field goal…3/16 vs GEO: Converted 5-of-7 PATs and made 1-of-2 field goals, despite suffering an injury early in the game...3/30 vs JAX: Started at K, converting 7-of-8 PATs and kicking a FG for 18 yards…4/6 at NOV: Started at K, converting 5-of-5 PATS...4/13 vs CLE: Started at K, converting 10-of-11 PATS...4/20 at PHI: Converted 6-of-7 PATs, had one blocked...4/30 vs. KCC: Converted 9-of-9 PATS, missed two field goals...5/5 vs. ORL: Converted 6-of-7 PATs...5/12 at GEO: Converted 3-of-5 PATs, and missed a field goal... 5/19 at CLE: Converted 4-of-5 PATs, and a missed field goal... 5/26 vs MKE: Converted 7-of-9 PATs, and missed a field goal... 6/2 at JAX: Converted 7-of-9 PATs, and missed two field goals... 6/15 at ORL: Converted 3-of-5 PATs, and missed a field goal... 6/23 vs SAT: Converted 8-of-8 PATS... 6/29 vs PHI: Converted 10-of-10 PATS, and 1-of-2 field goals... 7/7 at PHI: Converted 10-of-10 PATS...Recorded a tackle... 7/14 vs NOV: Converted 5-of-7 PATS, and 1-of-1 field goals... 7/21 at SPO: Converted 4-of-5 PATS, and 1-of-1 field goals.
2011: Highlights: Spent 2011, his rookie season in the Arena Football League, with the Tulsa Talons, played in all 18 games…Ranked third in the AFL in field goal conversion (55.0) and second in made field goals (11) with a Long of 42 yards (11-of-20)…Nailed a game-winning FG as time expired versus Iowa April 27 to give Tulsa a 61-60 victory...Eighth in the AFL in PAT accuracy (97-of-114)…Tied for most PATs attempted in a game in 2011 with 12 vs. Utah 6/11…Only two kicks blocked…Had 41 touchbacks.
Other Professional Experience: Played with the Albany Panthers (SIFL) in 2009, where he scored 19 points in a game and nailed a 57-yard FG.
He initially kicked at Scottsdale Community College, where earned several NJCAA honors, before finishing his collegiate career at Albany State where he earned all-conference honors his senior season… Senior year at Albany State University: named HSRN National Player of the Week after hitting field goals on the final play of regualtion to tie the game and the winner in OT in win over Clark Atlanta; named second team kicker SIAC Football All-Conference.
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bongarra came to the States during his sophomore season in high school…Earned a degree in Physical Education and Nutrition…Prepped at Saguaro H.S (Scottsdale, AZ) and played football and soccer…Grew up playing soccer with Maradona as his idol.