Players

Michael Bennett
DE #72
Height:
6-4
Weight:
274
Age:
28
College:
Texas A&M
Hometown:
Alief, Texas
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

TCKL
2
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 129 102 27 23.5 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 5 3
2013 SEA 16 3 31 18 13 8.5 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2012 TB 16 16 41 34 7 9.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 3 --
2011 TB 14 10 39 35 4 4.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 2
2010 TB 13 2 15 13 2 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 TB 7 0 3 2 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 SEA 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed by the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2013.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally entered the NFL as a college 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 50 career games, with 28 starts, all with Tampa Bay.
• Owns 114 career tackles, 15 sacks, 30 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and four forced
fumbles.
• 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-Big12 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.

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed by the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2013.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally entered the NFL as a college 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 50 career games, with 28 starts, all with Tampa Bay.
• Owns 114 career tackles, 15 sacks, 30 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and four forced
fumbles.
• 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-Big12 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.