Bill Bentley (American football)
Bentley with the Lions in 2012
|No. 28, 41|
May 16, 1989 |
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||188 lb (85 kg)|
|High school:||Pahokee (FL)|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 85|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Dwight "Bill" Bentley (born May 16, 1989) is a former American football cornerback. He played college football at Louisiana-Lafayette and was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions.
High school career
Bentley attended Pahokee High School in Pahokee, Florida, where he was teammates with Pernell McPhee and Janoris Jenkins. During his senior year, he led all defensive backs with 25 tackles, and also had 6 interceptions. Bentley was named to All-Area First Team and All-State Second Team. He helped Pahokee win three Florida Class 2A state championships. He did not receive any college football offers his senior year.
In 2007, he played a season at Dodge City Community College. He did not play that season, garnering himself a redshirt.
In 2008, as a redshirt freshman, he played in 12 games, starting first 10 at cornerback. In 2009, he played in 12 games, starting in 11 of them. He led all defensive backs on his team with 58 tackles and had three interceptions. He was named All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention for his performance that year. As a junior in 2010, he started in 11 games, missing one game due to an ankle injury. He recorded 58 tackles, including 3 for loss and one interception. In his senior season in 2011, he recorded 71 tackles, a new career high, including five for loss, and also had three interceptions. He was named to the second team All-Sun Belt.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40‑yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20‑ss||3‑cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 10 in
|30 1⁄4 in
|4.43 s||4.50 s||6.99 s||31 1⁄2 in
|9 ft 6 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
On May 11, 2012, Bentley agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Lions. On June 18, 2015, the Lions waived Bentley due to injury concerns. On November 18, 2015, the Lions signed Bentley after numerous injuries to cornerbacks. On December 29, 2015, Bentley was waived.
- Lions Sign Dwight "Bill" Bentley
- Rogers, Justin. "Detroit Lions place CB Josh Wilson on IR; reportedly re-signing Bill Bentley". Mlive. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
- "Lions release cornerback Bill Bentley". Detroit Free Press. Detroit Free Press News Services. December 29, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2015.