Player Bio

Martellus Bennett
TE #83
Height:
6-6
Weight:
273
Age:
28
College:
Texas A&M
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

REC
4
YDS
49
AVG
12.3
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 295 3,147 10.7 43 20 0 0 -- 0 0 2 1
2014 CHI 16 15 90 916 10.2 37 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 16 15 65 759 11.7 43 5 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2012 NYG 16 16 55 626 11.4 33T 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DAL 14 7 17 144 8.5 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DAL 16 11 33 260 7.9 32 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2009 DAL 14 6 15 159 10.6 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 DAL 16 7 20 283 14.2 37 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: 2014 Pro Bowler enters third year with the Bears and eighth NFL season overall, hauling in 295 receptions for 3,147 yards (10.7 ypc) and 20 touchdowns in 108 career games (77 starts)… Has appeared in all 32 games in first two seasons with the Bears (30 starts), grabbing 155 receptions for 1,675 yards and 11 TDs… Third in receptions amongst NFL tight ends and fifth in receiving yards at his position since joining Chicago in 2013… Set Bears single-season record for catches by a tight end with a career-high 90 in 2014 while his 65 receptions in 2013 are third most by a Chicago TE… Ranks second in Bears single-season annals for receiving yards by a TE with a career-high 916 in 2014, trailing Hall of Famer Mike Ditka’s 1,076 in 1961… Has two 100-yard receiving contests in his career, both coming in 2014: 134 yards vs. GB (9/28) and 109 yards at DET (11/27)… During the postseason, has played in 2 contests with 1 start, gathering 3 receptions for 27 yards…  Appeared in at least 14 contests in all seven NFL seasons and all 16 games five times (2008, 2010 and 2012-14).
PRO CAREER: 2014 Pro Bowler enters third year with the Bears and eighth NFL season overall, hauling in 295 receptions for 3,147 yards (10.7 ypc) and 20 touchdowns in 108 career games (77 starts)… Has appeared in all 32 games in first two seasons with the Bears (30 starts), grabbing 155 receptions for 1,675 yards and 11 TDs… Third in receptions amongst NFL tight ends and fifth in receiving yards at his position since joining Chicago in 2013… Set Bears single-season record for catches by a tight end with a career-high 90 in 2014 while his 65 receptions in 2013 are third most by a Chicago TE… Ranks second in Bears single-season annals for receiving yards by a TE with a career-high 916 in 2014, trailing Hall of Famer Mike Ditka’s 1,076 in 1961… Has two 100-yard receiving contests in his career, both coming in 2014: 134 yards vs. GB (9/28) and 109 yards at DET (11/27)… During the postseason, has played in 2 contests with 1 start, gathering 3 receptions for 27 yards…  Appeared in at least 14 contests in all seven NFL seasons and all 16 games five times (2008, 2010 and 2012-14).

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2014 - Pro Bowl.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Entered the NFL as a second-round pick (61st overall) by Dallas in the 2008 NFL Draft… Signed a 4-year contract with the Cowboys (7/24/08)… Signed 1-year contract with the New York Giants (3/14/12)… Signed 4-year contract with Chicago (3/12/13). SIGNED through 2016

2014 SEASON: Earned first Pro Bowl selection after setting single-season franchise record for receptions by a tight end (90), while ranking second in Bears annals for receiving yards by a TE (916)… Added career-high 6 TD receptions… Finished first among NFL tight ends in receptions, third in receiving yards and tied for seventh in TD catches… 478 yards after the catch were third amongst NFL TEs and his 6 receptions of 25+ yards, tied for third at that position… Appeared in all 16 contests for third-straight season and fifth time overall, starting every game but Week 2 at San Francisco. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-15

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2013 - Hauled in 65 receptions for 759 receiving yards (11.7 ypc) and 5 touchdown catches in first season with the Bears… Caught game-winning 10-yard TD with 10 seconds remaining in Week 2 vs. MIN (9/15)… Appeared in all 16 contests, starting each game but Game 6 vs. NYG (10/10). 2012 - Started all 16 games for the Giants, hauling in 55 receptions for 626 receiving yards (11.4 ypc) and 5 TD catches… 5 receptions of 25-plus yards were tied for sixth in the NFL among tight ends. 2011 - Played in 14 games with 7 starts for Dallas… Grabbed 17 catches for 144 yards. 2010 - Appeared in all 16 contests for Dallas with 11 starts… Collected 33 receptions for 260 yards. 2009 - Started 6 of 14 contests played during the regular season for the Cowboys… Gathered 15 receptions for 159 yards… Missed 2 games: vs. SD (12/13) and at NO (12/19) due to concussion suffered at NYG (12/6)… Appeared in both postseason contests for Dallas, starting 1, hauling in 3 receptions for 27 yards. 2008 - During rookie season in Dallas, appeared in all 16 games with 7 starts, recording 20 receptions for 283 yards with 4 TDs… Made NFL debut at CLE (9/7)… Started first career contest vs. PHI (9/15).  

COLLEGE: Finished his Texas A&M career with 105 receptions, 1,246 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns… Established school record with at least 1 catch in 29 consecutive games… Lettered twice for the Texas A&M basketball team, appearing in 26 games as a reserve forward during the 2005-06 season… Communications major.

PERSONAL: Attended Alief High School in Taylor, Texas, where he was a 3-year starter at TE.. Consensus prep All-America selection, a 2-time all-district and all-greater Houston choice… Earned first-team Class 5A all-state honors from the TSWA as a senior in 2004… Also played basketball, picking up all-greater Houston accolades in 2004-05 as a senior… Older brother, Michael, plays defense for the Seattle Seahawks… Married to the former Siggi Walker, the couple has a daughter.

Recent Articles

  • Bennett rejoins teammates at minicamp

    Posted Jun 16, 2015

    After sitting out the entire voluntary portion of the Bears’ offseason program, tight end Martellus Bennett returned to Halas Hall Tuesday to participate in the team’s mandatory minicamp.

  • Bennett excelling early in season

    Posted Sep 30, 2014

    Bears tight end Martellus Bennett always talks a good game. But his play on the field so far this season speaks for itself.

  • Bennett shines in Bears win

    Posted Sep 23, 2014

    With another big game, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is proving to be more than just a "big dude" in the Chicago offense.

  • Bennett reinstated after suspension

    Posted Aug 10, 2014

    Tight end Martellus Bennett was reinstated by the Bears Sunday, five days after being fined and suspended by the team following an altercation in practice.

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