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December 10, 1986
The Minnesota Vikings waived quarterback Steve Bono, a second-year player from UCLA, and signed free-agent linebacker Jeff Schuh, a sixth-year pro formerly with Cincinnati and Green Bay.
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December 25, 1996 | Times Wire Services
A bitter Steve Bono said before Kansas City's season-ending game at Buffalo he doubted he'd be back next season. Nothing that happened in the dismal 20-9 loss would cause anybody to doubt that. Coaches, who obviously lost confidence in Bono's ability to throw, tried to run the ball almost exclusively, even in the fourth quarter after the Bills took the lead. When Bono did try to throw, he was terrible.
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May 3, 1994 | Associated Press
The Kansas City Chiefs got some backup protection for Joe Montana on Monday by signing quarterback Steve Bono to a two-year deal reportedly worth $2.5 million. The Chiefs sent a future draft pick to the San Francisco 49ers for Bono, a veteran in his 10th year. Bono was released by the 49ers last Friday after the team asked him to take a 50% pay cut to $750,000. He was re-signed Monday before being traded.
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August 2, 1996 | SHAV GLICK
Talladega Superspeedway's 2.66-mile oval has a reputation as the fastest racecourse in the country. Bill Elliott's lap of 212.809 mph in a Winston Cup car in 1987 still stands as the fastest qualifying lap in stock car history. Lesser known records have been set on the same track. Among them is a world closed-course record for tractor-trailer trucks by John Ray, who turned the oval at 92.085 mph in a Kenworth on Aug. 9, 1975.
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November 27, 1991 | Associated Press
Steve Bono will make a fourth start in place of Steve Young, whose injured left knee needs one or two more weeks to heal, San Francisco 49er Coach George Seifert said. Bono eased some of the anxiety over his inexperience during the 49ers' 33-10 victory Monday night over the Rams, passing for a career-high 306 yards and a touchdown. Young suffered a partial ligament tear in the knee Nov. 3 at Atlanta.
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November 5, 1991 | From Associated Press
Steve Young, the NFC's top-rated passer, will be sidelined indefinitely because of ligament damage to his left knee, making former third-stringer Steve Bono the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback. Team physician Michael Dillingham said Monday that Young sustained "a tear or a sprain" of the ligament when he was tackled during Sunday's 17-14 loss at Atlanta. The 49ers will play at New Orleans on Sunday.
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September 4, 1995 | From Associated Press
No Joe? So? Steve Bono, Joe Montana's understudy in both San Francisco and Kansas City, ruined Dennis Erickson's NFL coaching debut, leading the Chiefs over the Seattle Seahawks, 34-10, Sunday. Bono, now in his 10th year out of UCLA, completed 18 of 23 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns in his 12th NFL start.
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April 4, 1993 | Associated Press
Joe Montana could leave the San Francisco 49ers as early as next week, according to a published report. The Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Phoenix Cardinals all have inquired about Montana and are prepared to make trade offers, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. Montana's availability hinges on the status of quarterback Steve Bono, who is an unrestricted free agent. Bono has not said whether he will re-sign with the 49ers as Steve Young's backup.
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November 10, 1991 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's a little statistic for UCLA fans. Three former Bruin quarterbacks will be starting NFL games today. They are the Raiders' Jay Schroeder, Dallas' Troy Aikman and San Francisco's Steve Bono. Bono will be making his first real NFL start in the 49ers' game at New Orleans. He replaces Steve Young, who is sidelined for at least three weeks because of an injured ligament in his left knee.
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October 30, 1989 | From Associated Press
The San Francisco 49ers, playing without quarterback Joe Montana, who was resting his sprained knee, were down to their third quarterback when Steve Young left with his own knee problems in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the New York Jets. No problem. Steve Bono, the former UCLA quarterback, came on and completed four straight passes, including one to Jerry Rice, who made a spectacular leaping catch to complete a 45-yard touchdown pass play.
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December 28, 1995 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Harbaugh celebrated his playoff invitation by shrugging. "I'm resigned to the fact that people don't think I'm very good," he said. Dan Marino celebrated by doing the only thing he does better than passing, which is sneering. "It shouldn't have been this hard," he said. Steve Bono, heretofore best known for being one of the few NFL players wearing braces on his teeth, celebrated in accordance with a resume that contains neither enthusiasm nor anecdote. "How it feels? I don't know," he said.
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November 22, 1995 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two former UCLA quarterbacks will square off on national television Thursday, one of them playing for the team that has the best record in the NFL. Troy Aikman? No, no, it's Bono. Steve Bono and the Kansas City Chiefs are 10-1. Aikman and the Dallas Cowboys, the Chiefs' Thanksgiving Day opponent, are 9-2. Bono has reached lofty heights in this, his 11th NFL season--his first as a full-time starter. Some have even compared him to his mentor and friend, Joe Montana.
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September 4, 1995 | From Associated Press
No Joe? So? Steve Bono, Joe Montana's understudy in both San Francisco and Kansas City, ruined Dennis Erickson's NFL coaching debut, leading the Chiefs over the Seattle Seahawks, 34-10, Sunday. Bono, now in his 10th year out of UCLA, completed 18 of 23 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns in his 12th NFL start.
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May 3, 1994 | Associated Press
The Kansas City Chiefs got some backup protection for Joe Montana on Monday by signing quarterback Steve Bono to a two-year deal reportedly worth $2.5 million. The Chiefs sent a future draft pick to the San Francisco 49ers for Bono, a veteran in his 10th year. Bono was released by the 49ers last Friday after the team asked him to take a 50% pay cut to $750,000. He was re-signed Monday before being traded.
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April 30, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Bono, the San Francisco 49ers' backup quarterback, was released Friday in a move aimed at giving the team more room under the salary cap. Bono would have earned $1.55 million next season as Steve Young's backup. With the 49ers bumping up against the $34.6-million cap before signing any of the eight players drafted last week, the team has been looking to cut its payroll.
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August 17, 1993 | From Associated Press
Steve Bono, the San Francisco 49ers' backup quarterback, will miss five to eight weeks after suffering a separated left shoulder Monday night during a 16-13 exhibition victory over the Denver Broncos at Denver. Once quarterback-rich, the 49ers suffered another loss when Bono was hit by defensive end Darren Drozdov as he released a second-quarter pass. Drozdov landed on Bono as they fell.
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August 2, 1996 | SHAV GLICK
Talladega Superspeedway's 2.66-mile oval has a reputation as the fastest racecourse in the country. Bill Elliott's lap of 212.809 mph in a Winston Cup car in 1987 still stands as the fastest qualifying lap in stock car history. Lesser known records have been set on the same track. Among them is a world closed-course record for tractor-trailer trucks by John Ray, who turned the oval at 92.085 mph in a Kenworth on Aug. 9, 1975.
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December 25, 1996 | Times Wire Services
A bitter Steve Bono said before Kansas City's season-ending game at Buffalo he doubted he'd be back next season. Nothing that happened in the dismal 20-9 loss would cause anybody to doubt that. Coaches, who obviously lost confidence in Bono's ability to throw, tried to run the ball almost exclusively, even in the fourth quarter after the Bills took the lead. When Bono did try to throw, he was terrible.
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April 4, 1993 | Associated Press
Joe Montana could leave the San Francisco 49ers as early as next week, according to a published report. The Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Phoenix Cardinals all have inquired about Montana and are prepared to make trade offers, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. Montana's availability hinges on the status of quarterback Steve Bono, who is an unrestricted free agent. Bono has not said whether he will re-sign with the 49ers as Steve Young's backup.
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September 7, 1992 | From Associated Press
There is no quarterback controversy for the San Francisco 49ers. All three of them can play. With Joe Montana on the disabled list again and Steve Young on the bench with an injury, Steve Bono threw two touchdown passes Sunday as the 49ers beat the New York Giants, 31-14. Fullback Tom Rathman caught three scoring passes for San Francisco, one from Young and two from Bono, as the 49ers reversed a 16-14 loss to the Giants in last season's opener.
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