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Encyclopedia > Cornelius Bennett
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Date of birth August 25, 1965
Place of birth Birmingham, AL
Date of death
Position(s) LB
College Alabama
NFL Draft 1987 / Round 1/ Pick 2
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Pro Bowls 5
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Honors NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
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Statistics Pro Football Reference
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1999-2000
Buffalo Bills
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Indianapolis Colts
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Cornelius Bennett (born August 25, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2000. Bennett was a five time Pro Bowler, being elected in 1988, and 19901993, and was AFC Defensive Player of the Year award twice, in 1988 and in 1991. Image File history File links Ggthesack. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Birmingham is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... 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Before his NFL career, Bennett played for the University of Alabama from 1983-1986. Bennett was a first selection on the College Football All-America Team 3 times(1984-1986). As a senior, he won the Lombardi Award, SEC player of the year honors, and finished 7th in balloting for the Heisman Trophy. In his 4 seasons there, Bennett recorded 287 tackles, 21.5 sacks, and 3 fumble recoveries. In 2006, Bennett was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. After his college career, he was selected by the Bills with the second pick of the 1987 NFL Draft. The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective position. ... The Rotary Lombardi Award is awarded annual to the best college football lineman or linebacker. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, named after former college football player and coach John W. Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football and is given annually to the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ...


In the NFL, Bennett's talent at the linebacker position helped the teams he played for teams to 5 Super Bowl appearances(4 with Buffalo and 1 with Atlanta), but they lost them all. In his 14 NFL seasons, he recorded 71 sacks, 7 interceptions, 112 return yards, 27 fumble recoveries, 78 fumble return yards, and 2 touchdowns (1 interception and one fumble return). The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


At the time of his retirement, his 26 defensive fumble recoveries were the third most in NFL history.


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Cornelius Bennett - Full-Time Family Man | NEWS | NFLPLAYERS.COM (1291 words)
Cornelius Bennett retired nearly six years ago, leaving behind a reputation as a dominating linebacker whose leadership qualities and five Super Bowl appearances made him one of the NFL's greatest defensive players during the 1990's.
Bennett then signed a multi-million dollar contract with Buffalo that at the time was one of the richest contracts ever for a defensive player just coming into the league, setting up the framework for his financial security following football.
Bennett's impact on his family and with numerous charities since retirement is certainly significant, but his willingness to aide the peers that helped to shape the game he's come to benefit from only further exemplifies the make-up of his character as an unselfish leader.
Cornelius Bennett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (303 words)
Cornelius Bennett (born August 25, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2000.
Bennett was a five time Pro Bowler, being elected in 1988, and 1990–1993, and was AFC Defensive Player of the Year award twice, in 1988 and in 1991.
In 2006, Bennett was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
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