Ben Bass (American football)

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Ben Bass
Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-12) October 12, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Grapevine, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 293 lb (133 kg)
Career information
High school: Plano West (TX)
College: Texas A&M
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 1
Sacks: 0
Games: 2
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Benjamin Joseph Bass[1] (born October 12, 1989) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots. He played college football for Texas A&M.

Early years[edit]

Bass attended Plano West Senior High School, where he earned All-state honors. He played college football for Texas A&M. He redshirted in 2007, and was used on the defensive line and at tight end as a freshman. He missed the 2009 season due to academics. As a senior, he had 26 tackles, 2 sacks and a pass deflection.[2] He only started three games during his college career, including two in his last season.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

After not being selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, he received a tryout invitation for rookie-minicamp where he performed well enough to be signed as an undrafted free agent. On September 1, he was released and later signed to the practice squad.[4] On November 13, he was promoted to the active roster after the team placed Kenyon Coleman on the injured reserve list, due to a torn triceps injury he suffered against the Philadelphia Eagles.[5] On December 1, he was placed on injured reserve list due to an ankle injury.[6]

In 2013, with the Cowboys moving to a 4-3 defense and the Tyrone Crawford season ending injury, there were high expectations for Bass to earn a bigger role, but he suffered a separated shoulder in practice and was placed on the injured reserve list on September 5.

In 2014, he suffered a hamstring injury that limited his practice time in training camp. On August 12, an injured Bass was traded to the New England Patriots in exchange for cornerback Justin Green.[7]

New England Patriots[edit]

On August 26, he was cut by the New England Patriots and later signed to the practice squad on September 26.[8] He was released on October 30.


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