Bondurant proud of progression

Tra'Mayne Bondurant will play his last game in Arizona Stadium on Friday. Read on for his thoughts on his career, the rivalry, and how he has progress as a man.

This past weekend, in a matter of hours, Tra'Mayne Bondurant helped defeat Utah, had a pick six, and a newborn son. To say that Bonudrant had an overwhelming weekend would probably be an understatement.

"It’s been wonderful," Bondurant said. "I got a chance to meet my son and enjoy the time with him. Seeing I am a father now is very overwhelming and heartwarming for me. I had a great game and fun with my teammates against Utah.

"I’m just happy. I’m feeling good right now and I am blessed. I have my son now so I have someone that will always be around at all times."

With as busy as Bondurant has been, the fact that Friday is his last home game at Arizona finally hit him earlier this week.

"It hit me on Tuesday," he said. "I came in the locker room and I realized this is going to be my last game here and it’s crazy. It’s been a long run and a great four years.

"Lot of adversity, but I am here and I made it through. I am proud of myself as a man and just growing up and becoming accountable for everything I do in life. I grew up a lot and I am going to give it everything I have."

As Bondurant enters his final Territorial Cup, he does not want to downplay the significance.

"This game means a lot," he said. "A rivalry game is always the biggest game. It means a lot to get these guys. The last two years weren’t good for us, but we’re not going to think about that.

"We have Friday to go out there, have fun, and just play. We want to show them what we are made of and that has been our plan all year, to show everybody what we are made of.

"We have proven a lot of people wrong and we’re very excited for Friday. For me, it is just a sign I made it through and I am very excited."

The feeling around practice has been different this week, but Bondurant does not believe that is a bad thing.

"People say what they say, but I understand the game and I know what it takes to be prepared and ready for the game," he said. "Every game is a big one, but you just have a different kind of motor this week when it comes to your rival.

"We understand this is important, but at the same time we are going to take the right approach."

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