Drew Bennett

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Drew Bennett
No. 19, 83
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-08-26) August 26, 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth: Berkeley, California
Career information
College: UCLA
Undrafted in 2001
Debuted in 2001 for the Tennessee Titans
Last played in 2008 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
* Offseason member only
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 307
Receiving yards 4,412
Receiving TDs 28
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Andrew Russell "Drew" Bennett (born August 26, 1978) is a former American football wide receiver of the National Football League. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2001. He played college football at UCLA.

Bennett was also a member of the St. Louis Rams and Baltimore Ravens. He retired prior to the 2009 season due to a knee injury.

Early years[edit]

Bennett attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, California and was a three sport standout in football, baseball, and basketball. As a senior football quarterback, he won first team All-League and second team All-Bay Area honors, after he passed for 2,308 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for six touchdowns. In baseball, he batted .430 and won first team All-League honors.

College career[edit]

Bennett was offered to play at Princeton University in New Jersey, but turned it down to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was a walk on as a quarterback and elected to redshirt the 1996 season. He was awarded a scholarship for the 1997 season and switched positions to become a wide receiver for his junior year. He played both wide receiver and quarterback in his senior season and won the Paul I. Wellman Award for All-Around Excellence. He graduated from UCLA with a major in Political Science and is also a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

From 2001 to 2006, Bennett played wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans, becoming a full-time starter. During the 2004 season he tied an NFL record by scoring eight touchdowns in a three-game span.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

In 2007, Bennett became a free agent and signed with the Saint Louis Rams. He signed a six-year deal worth $30 million, with $10 million guaranteed. He played his two guaranteed seasons with the Rams before being released on February 25, 2009.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Bennett signed with the Baltimore Ravens on July 24, 2009 to a one-year, $745,000 contract.[1] Due to injury Drew Bennett retired on July 26, 2009 because a previous knee condition flared up.

Post-NFL[edit]

Drew Bennett has appeared on "ESPN's First Take" (hosted by Jay Crawford) as recently as March 24, 2010 as a "First Take" NFL Analyst alongside Bobby Carpenter. Bennett now resides in San Ramon, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Aaron (July 24, 2009). "Ravens haul in Drew Bennett". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 

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