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 26)
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 an American football defensive end that played for the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots of the National Football League. 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 and later signed to the practice squad.[8] He was released on October 30.


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