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Player Bio

Earl Bennett
WR #80
Height:
6-0
Weight:
206
College:
Vanderbilt
Experience:
7
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 78 185 2,277 12.3 29.2 71 12 35 4 106 3
2013 CHI 15 32 243 7.6 16.2 17T 4 0 0 13 0
2012 CHI 12 29 375 12.9 31.3 60T 2 5 1 20 0
2011 CHI 11 24 381 15.9 34.6 49 1 8 1 14 1
2010 CHI 14 46 561 12.2 40.1 48 3 7 1 27 1
2009 CHI 16 54 717 13.3 44.8 71 2 15 1 32 1
2008 CHI 10 0 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 78 2 0 9 4.5 0.1 0 5 1 50 0 0 0
2013 CHI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 14 2 0.1 9 4.5 0.6 0 5 1 50 0 0 0
2009 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CHI 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 78 5 73 14.6 22 0 1 0 0 0
2013 CHI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 12 2 24 12 18 0 0 0 0 0
2011 CHI 11 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
2010 CHI 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 16 2 40 20 22 0 1 0 0 0
2008 CHI 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 78 17 169 9.9 49 1 3 1 4 1
2013 CHI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 12 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
2011 CHI 11 1 7 7 7 0 0 0 1 0
2010 CHI 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 16 14 143 10.2 49 1 3 1 2 1
2008 CHI 10 1 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 78 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 CHI 15 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CHI 10 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 78 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2013 CHI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2012 CHI 12 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2011 CHI 11 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2010 CHI 14 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2009 CHI 16 2 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 1 0 0
2008 CHI 10 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Has caught 153 passes for 2,034 yards (13.3 avg) and 8 TDs over the last five seasons (2008-12) with the Bears… All 153 receptions and 2,034 receiving yards have come in last four seasons after spending 2008 mostly on special teams… Ranks second on team in receptions and receiving yards since 2009… Played in 63 career games, including 26 starts... Posted two 100-yard receiving games... Carried the ball 2 times for 9 yards (4.5 avg)... Returned 17 punts for 169 yards (9.9 avg) and 1 TD and 5 kickoffs for 73 yards (14.6 avg)… Tallied 4 career special teams tackles.

PRO CAREER: Has caught 153 passes for 2,034 yards (13.3 avg) and 8 TDs over the last five seasons (2008-12) with the Bears… All 153 receptions and 2,034 receiving yards have come in last four seasons after spending 2008 mostly on special teams… Ranks second on team in receptions and receiving yards since 2009… Played in 63 career games, including 26 starts... Posted two 100-yard receiving games... Carried the ball 2 times for 9 yards (4.5 avg)... Returned 17 punts for 169 yards (9.9 avg) and 1 TD and 5 kickoffs for 73 yards (14.6 avg)… Tallied 4 career special teams tackles.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the third round (70th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears... Signed a
4-year contract with the Bears (7/1/08)... Signed 4-year extension with Chicago (12/2/11). SIGNED through 2015

2012 SEASON: Ranked second on the team with 375 receiving yards on 29 receptions (12.9 ypc) with two touchdowns…Played in 12 games, making 4 starts… Had second career 100-yard receiving contest on 12/30 at DET (a career-high 109 yards)… Inactive for two games (10/1 at DAL and 10/7 at JAX) due to hand injury and two games (12/9 at MIN and 12/16 vs. GB) due to concussion. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED 12-4

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Played in 11 games, making 4 starts... Finished fourth on the team in receiving yards (381) on 24 receptions (career-high 15.9 ypr)... Led or tied for the team lead in receptions on two occasions... All six receptions on third down were converted into first downs... Inactive for five games due to chest injury. 2010 - Played in 14 games, making 3 starts... Finished second on the team in receiving yards (561) and third in receptions (46)... Collected a career-high 3 TD catches... Posted his first career 100-yard receiving game at DET (12/5)... Led or tied for the team lead in receptions on five occasions... Rushed for 9 yards on 2 carries (4.5 avg)... Inactive for two games due to injury. 2009 - Started 15 of the 16 games in which he appeared, finishing second on Chicago with 717 receiving yards on 54 catches (13.3 avg)… Collected 2 TD receptions, including the first of his career vs. STL (12/6)… Returned 14 punts for 143 yards (10.2), including a 49-yard TD return at BAL (12/20), and 2 kickoffs for 40 yards… Made his first career start at GB (9/13). 2008 - Saw action in 10 games, including the final five contests... Returned 1 punt for 17 yards and added 4 special teams stops, including a career-high 3 stops vs. JAX (12/7).

COLLEGE: All-time leader in SEC history in receptions (236) during three-year career at Vanderbilt (2005-2007)… Named all-SEC all three years in college, taking home first-team honors as a sophomore and junior and second-team accolades as a freshman… Became the only player in SEC history to record 75 receptions or more in three seasons… Tied for 2nd in Commodores history with 20 TD catches… Ranked 3rd in Vanderbilt history and 9th in SEC history with 2,852 career receiving yards… Holds the school record for career receptions, receiving yards in a game (223 vs. Richmond, 2007), TD receptions in a game (5 vs. Kentucky, 2005), most games with 10 or more receptions (9) and most games with 200+ receiving yards (3)… Compiled three of the top five receiving performances in school history… Collected at least 1 reception in every game he played and notched at least 4 catches in 29-of-36 career contests, starting the final 32 of those games…Became just the fifth player in SEC history to tally 5 TD catches in a single game (vs. Kentucky).

PERSONAL: Started at WR, RB and CB at West End High School in Birmingham, AL where he was named first-team all-state by the Alabama Sports Writers Association… Also lettered in basketball… Son of Sarah Bennett and Earl Frison… Volunteered time to efforts aimed at helping local children in inner-city Birmingham community.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • 2013 Season Highlights

    Posted Jan 10, 2014

    Take a look at the highlights from the Bears' 2013 season.

  • Top 15: Bennett's toe dragging TD

    Posted Dec 30, 2013

    Earl Bennett made a sensational 17-yard TD catch in the left corner of the end zone, barely tapping both feet in bounds. Bennett was initially ruled out of bounds, but the call was reversed.

  • Highlights: Bears-Browns

    Posted Dec 15, 2013

    Highlights from the Bears 38-31 victory over the Browns in Cleveland Sunday.

  • NFLN: Bennett's 4-yard TD catch

    By NFL.com - Posted Dec 15, 2013

    The Chicago Bears take the lead in the fourth quarter after QB Jay Cutler finds receiver Earl Bennett for a 4-yard touchdown pass against the Cleveland Browns.