Monk Bonasorte was a fifth-string walk-on with virtually no shot at playing time when he began at FSU in 1977 and by the time he left he had etched his name in FSU football history. After a solid sophomore campaign in 1978 with 72 tackles and three interceptions, Bonasorte stepped into the spotlight and starred on one of the toughest defenses in FSU history. He led the nation in interceptions for the majority of his junior season in 1979, finishing with eight, which ranked fourth in the nation and set a new Florida State record. Four interceptions over his senior season gave him the FSU career mark with fifteen at the time. He enjoyed a brief pro career and served as an assistant coach in the USFL before settling in Tallahassee.