|High School:||Ferris HS '11|
HS: Graduated from Ferris HS in 2011. Selected to play in the 4A/3A East-West All-State Game, which took place July 1, 2011, on EWU’s red Sprinturf surface at Roos Field. He helped lead his East squad to a 19-0 victory over the West as he caught five passes for 30 yards as a starting receiver and finished with a tackle on defense. He had a 3-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter that gave his team a 12-0 advantage. He was a three-year starter at Ferris, helping the Saxons finish 35-6 in those years. Was selected to the WashingtonPreps.com All-State team as a wide receiver and earned first-team All-Greater Spokane League honors as a wide receiver. He helped lead the Saxons to a perfect 14-0 record and the State 4A Championship, defeating defending champion Skyline 24-16 in the title game. He caught a 17-yard touchdown pass in the championship game. He played in the secondary that was nicknamed the “Grady Bunch” after the school’s defensive coordinator, Grady Emmerson. He had 41 catches as a senior and 39 as a junior, giving him 105 in his career to break the previous record of 104 set by current Washington State University starter Jared Karstetter (2005-07). In his junior season, Ferris finished 10-4 and lost to Skyline 45-21 in the title game as he earned second-team All-GSL honors. Was coached at Ferris by Jim Sharkey, who also coached current Eagle safety Jeff Minnerly (’08 Ferris graduate). Tonani also played basketball for Ferris, and finished his senior season 22-3 after going a perfect 16-0 in the GSL.
Personal: Born 9/23/92 in Spokane, Wash. Will turn 19 the day before Eastern plays Montana State. His parents are Timothy and Carole Phillips Tonani. Intends on majoring in business. Name is pronounced “tuh-naw-nee.”