Fred Bennett

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Fred Bennett
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-12-31) December 31, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth: Manning, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 123
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 125
Sacks: 0.0
INTs: 5
Player stats at
Player stats at

Fred Bennett (born December 31, 1983) is a gridiron football defensive back who plays for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of South Carolina.

Bennett has also been a member of the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, and Calgary Stampeders.

Early years[edit]

Bennett played high school football at Manning High School in South Carolina. He played football, basketball, and ran track. He was also selected to participate in the 2001 Shrine Bowl.

College career[edit]

Bennett played college football at the University of South Carolina. He finished his career with 108 tackles, nine interceptions, and was a two-time All-American selection.

Professional career[edit]

Houston Texans[edit]

Bennett was drafted by the Houston Texans in the 4th-round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He replaced the injured Dunta Robinson in his rookie season, recording 62 tackles and intercepting three passes.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

After being waived in August 2010, he was claimed by the Chargers and spent the first four games of the 2010 season as a backup and special teams player.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

After being cut by San Diego, Bennett was claimed on November 23, 2010 by the Cincinnati Bengals to replace injured cornerback Johnathan Joseph. Bennett was released on August 27, 2011.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On August 29, 2011, Bennett signed with the Arizona Cardinals. He was waived on September 2.

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

On May 22, 2012, Bennett signed with the Calgary Stampeders. In his first three seasons in the CFL, Bennett totaled 129 tackles, five special teams tackles, nine interceptions and one fumble recovery. Bennett was named a 2014 West Division All-Star and won a Grey Cup later that season. On February 3, 2015, Bennett and the Stamps agreed to a contract extension.[1]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On August 16, 2016, Bennett was traded, along with Jeff Hecht, to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for two negotiation-list players.[2]


  1. ^ "Stampeders sign all-star DB Bennett to contract extension". TSN. 
  2. ^ Riders acquire veteran DBs Bennett, Hecht from Stamps

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