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Michael Bennett

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DE
Height: 
6-4

Weight:

274

Age

31
Texas A&M
8 Years Pro

2016 Season

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HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2013, and re-signed a multi-year contract March 10, 2014.

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HOW ACQUIRED:

Signed by the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2013, and re-signed a multi-year contract March 10, 2014.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Seahawks on April 26, 2009. Was claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from the Seahawks on October 12, 2009.

  • Has appeared in 82 career games, with 47 starts, including 32 games and 19 starts for Seattle from 2013-14. Started all 16 games and three postseason games at DE for the Seahawks in 2014.
  • Owns 184 career tackles, 30.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, including one for a 22-yard TD return on Monday Night Football vs. New Orleans (12/2/13).
  • Helped Seattle lead the NFL in scoring defense for a third consecutive year in 2014, only the third team in NFL history to accomplish that feat. Also helped defense lead the NFL in scoring defense and yards allowed in consecutive seasons (2013-14), just the fourth time that has happened in NFL history.
  • Led Seattle with 8.5 sacks in 2013 for a defense that led the NFL in total defense, passing defense, turnover margin and points allowed. During the team’s postseason Super Bowl XLVIII championship run, tied for team lead with 1.5 postseason sacks and had two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
  • Led the Buccaneers with nine sacks in 2012, which ranked 23rd in the NFL and 14th in the NFC. Tied for 17th in the league with three forced fumbles.
  • Made NFL debut vs. Carolina (10/18/09) and notched first-career tackle vs. New England (10/25/09). Recorded first-career sack on QB Aaron Rodgers vs. Green Bay (11/8/09). Registered first career takeaway on a fumble recovery vs. Atlanta (9/25/11).
  • Recorded first multi-sack game (2) and one forced fumble vs. Indianapolis (10/3/11).

COLLEGE: Full-time starter in 2008 for Texas A&M where he recorded 42 tackles, 12 TFL and two sacks. Named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the coaches in 2007 despite starting only one game. Majored in agricultural and life sciences.

PERSONAL: Earned first-team all-district honors as a defensive lineman as a senior at Alief Taylor High School after compiling 110 tackles and four quarterback sacks. Earned honorable mention all-district honors as a junior. Brother, Martellus, also attended Texas A&M and was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and currently plays for the Chicago Bears.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016SEA66241683-0-----0-
2015SEA161652331910-0-----2-
2014SEA16163826127-0-----1-
2013SEA1633118138.500-----11
2012TB1616413479-2-----3-
2011TB1410393544-0-----12
2010TB132151321-1-----0-
2009SEA000------------
2009TB703211-0-----0-
TOTAL2431776643.5030---083

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
12@TBL 5-140------------
11PHIW 26-150------------
10@NEW 31-240------------
9BUFW 31-250------------
8@NOL 20-250------------
7@ARIT 6-63210-0-----0-
6ATLW 26-245320-0-----0-
4@NYJW 27-173301-0-----0-
3SFW 37-183210-0-----0-
2@LAL 3-94401-0-----0-
1MIAW 12-106241-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016SEA6241683-0-----
2015SEA1652331910-0-----
2014SEA163826127-0-----
2013SEA163118138.500-----
2012TB16413479-2-----
2011TB14393544-0-----
2010TB13151321-1-----
2009SEA00----------
2009TB73211-0-----
TOTAL 1042431776643.503000-0

fumbles

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2016SEA6-----------
2015SEA16-----------
2014SEA16-----------
2013SEA16----1-11---
2012TB16-----------
2011TB14----2-0----
2010TB13-----------
2009SEA0-----------
2009TB7-----------
TOTAL 10400-03011000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/13/2016@KCW 17-16000------------
208/18/2016MINL 18-11110------------
308/25/2016DALW 17-27110------------
409/01/2016@OAKW 23-21000------------
TOTAL 220------------

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/11/2016MIAW 10-12116241-0-----0-
209/18/2016@LAL 3-9114401-0-----0-
309/25/2016SFW 18-37113210-0-----0-
410/02/2016@NYJW 27-17113301-0-----0-
610/16/2016ATLW 24-26115320-0-----0-
710/23/2016@ARIT 6-6113210-0-----0-
810/30/2016@NOL 20-25000------------
911/07/2016BUFW 25-31000------------
1011/13/2016@NEW 31-24000------------
1111/20/2016PHIW 15-26000------------
1211/27/2016@TBL 5-14000------------
TOTAL 66241683-0-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals13210-0-----
Atlanta Falcons15320-0-----
Buffalo Bills00----------
Los Angeles Rams14401-0-----
Miami Dolphins16241-0-----
New England Patriots00----------
New Orleans Saints00----------
New York Jets13301-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles00----------
San Francisco 49ers13210-0-----
Tampa Bay Buccaneers00----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division314862-0-----
vs AFC Teams29542-0-----
vs NFC Teams4151141-0-----
vs Own Division310821-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
November00----------
October311831-0-----
September313852-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
CenturyLink Field314771-0-----
Gillette Stadium00----------
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum14401-0-----
Mercedes-Benz Superdome00----------
MetLife Stadium13301-0-----
Raymond James Stadium00----------
University of Phoenix Stadium13210-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses14401-0-----
Ties13210-0-----
Wins4171072-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays00----------
Sundays6241683-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass27611-0-----
Turf4171072-0-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games314771-0-----
Road Games310912-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead171072-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points9542-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points5320-0-----
Behind4311-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points4311-0-----
Tied3300-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half9810-0-----
2nd Half14773-0-----
Last Two Minutes of Half1100-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line2201-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line13851-0-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line4220-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line5411-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter4310-0-----
2nd Quarter5500-0-----
3rd Quarter8352-0-----
4th Quarter6421-0-----
4th Quarter within 73211-0-----
Overtime1100-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-74181172-0-----
Margin 15+13210-0-----
Margin 8-1413301-0-----