Player Bio

Benny Cunningham
RB #30
Height:
5-10
Weight:
218
Age:
27
College:
Middle Tennessee State
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

CAR
9
YDS
29
AVG
3.2
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 180 777 4.3 56 4 106 891 8.4 42 2 7 4
2017 CHI 11 0 9 29 3.2 12 0 13 139 10.7 38T 1 1 1
2016 LA 11 0 21 101 4.8 24 0 16 91 5.7 12 0 1 0
2015 STL 16 1 37 140 3.8 40 0 26 250 9.6 42 0 1 0
2014 STL 16 2 66 246 3.7 20 3 45 352 7.8 19 1 2 2
2013 STL 14 0 47 261 5.6 56 1 6 59 9.8 18 0 2 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 ATL L 17-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @TB L 7-29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 PIT W 23-17 -- -- -- -- -- 3 23 7.7 11 0 -- --
4 @GB L 14-35 5 26 5.2 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 MIN L 17-20 1 4 4 4 0 2 43 21.5 38 1 -- --
6 @BAL W 27-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CAR W 17-3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @NO L 12-20 1 0 -- 0 0 1 0 -- 0 0 -- --
10 GB L 16-23 1 0 -- 0 0 3 32 10.7 23 0 1 1
11 DET L 24-27 -- -- -- -- -- 1 18 18 18 0 -- --
12 @PHI L 3-31 1 -1 -1 -1 0 1 9 9 9 0 -- --
13 SF L 14-15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @CIN W 33-7 -- -- -- -- -- 2 14 7 9 0 -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Appeared in 57 games with 3 starts over 4 seasons with the Rams, carrying the ball 171 times for 748 yards (4.4 avg) and 4 touchdowns and grabbing 93 receptions for 752 yards (8.1 avg) and 1 touchdown … adds 95 kick returns for 2,575 yards (27.1 avg) … also adds 10 special teams tackles ... led the Rams in all kick retunring categories and finished 8th in the NFL in returns, 7th in kick return yards and 3rd in kick return average ... rushed for a career-high 109 yards against the Bears in 2013.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent (5/9/13)... re-signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Rams (4/8/16) ... signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Chicago Bears (3/21/17). SIGNED throuh 2017.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 11 games (Games 1-4, 6-7 & 8-12) , rushing for 101 yards on 21 attempts (4.8 avg) and caught 16 passes for 91 yards (5.7 avg) ... added 22 kick returns for 599 yards (27.2 avg) ... finished 3rd in the league in kick return average ... also added 3 special teams tackles.  GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 11-0

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Appeared in all 16 contests with 1 start (Game 1), rushing for 140 yards on 37 attempts (3.8 avg) and caught 26 passes for 250 yards (9.6 avg) … added a 25 kick returns for 714 yards (28.6 avg) with a career-long return of 102 yards (at TB 12/15) ... also added 3 special teams tackles. 2014: Appeared in all 16 contests with 2 starts (Game 1), rushing for 246 yards on 66 attempts (3.7 avg) and 3 touchdowns and caught 45 passes for 352 yards (7.8 avg) and 1 touchdown … added a 35 kick returns for 963 yards (27.5 avg) ... also added 2 special teams tackles. 2013: Appeared in 14 games as a rookie, tallying 261 rushing yards on 47 attempts (5.6 avg) and 1 touchdown while also catching 6 passes for 59 yards ... also returned 13 kickoffs for 299 yards (23.0 avg) ... added 2 special teams tackles.

COLLEGE: Second team All-Sun Belt Conference as a senior ... twice named SBC Offensive Player of the Week as a senior ...

named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List … honorable mention All-SBC Freshman Team by the league's beat writers ... played in just five games as a senior and rushed for 600 yards and 11 touchdowns ... was leading SBC in rushing and scoring when he suffered a season-ending injury in the sixth game of the season ... appeared in 37 games with the Blue Raiders.

PERSONAL: Played football at Goodpsature Christian in Madison, Tenn. ... named TSWA All-State and the Region Player of the Year as a high school senior after setting school records in singleseason rushing yards (1,744), career touchdowns (60), touchdowns in a game (five), touchdowns in a season (29) ... participated in numerous community events, including the United Way Kickoff for Charity Luncheon and Motion for Kids Holiday Party ... he also supports the Christian Community Services program in Nashville, Tenn. ... CCSI provides the resources, tools and encouragement to move from government dependency to self-sufficiency through its financial literacy programs: Mentoring Toward Independence, monthly Basic Financial Training workshops and monthly THDA Home Buyer Education workshops.
PRO CAREER: Appeared in 57 games with 3 starts over 4 seasons with the Rams, carrying the ball 171 times for 748 yards (4.4 avg) and 4 touchdowns and grabbing 93 receptions for 752 yards (8.1 avg) and 1 touchdown … adds 95 kick returns for 2,575 yards (27.1 avg) … also adds 10 special teams tackles ... led the Rams in all kick retunring categories and finished 8th in the NFL in returns, 7th in kick return yards and 3rd in kick return average ... rushed for a career-high 109 yards against the Bears in 2013.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent (5/9/13)... re-signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Rams (4/8/16) ... signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Chicago Bears (3/21/17). SIGNED throuh 2017.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 11 games (Games 1-4, 6-7 & 8-12) , rushing for 101 yards on 21 attempts (4.8 avg) and caught 16 passes for 91 yards (5.7 avg) ... added 22 kick returns for 599 yards (27.2 avg) ... finished 3rd in the league in kick return average ... also added 3 special teams tackles.  GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 11-0

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Appeared in all 16 contests with 1 start (Game 1), rushing for 140 yards on 37 attempts (3.8 avg) and caught 26 passes for 250 yards (9.6 avg) … added a 25 kick returns for 714 yards (28.6 avg) with a career-long return of 102 yards (at TB 12/15) ... also added 3 special teams tackles. 2014: Appeared in all 16 contests with 2 starts (Game 1), rushing for 246 yards on 66 attempts (3.7 avg) and 3 touchdowns and caught 45 passes for 352 yards (7.8 avg) and 1 touchdown … added a 35 kick returns for 963 yards (27.5 avg) ... also added 2 special teams tackles. 2013: Appeared in 14 games as a rookie, tallying 261 rushing yards on 47 attempts (5.6 avg) and 1 touchdown while also catching 6 passes for 59 yards ... also returned 13 kickoffs for 299 yards (23.0 avg) ... added 2 special teams tackles.

COLLEGE: Second team All-Sun Belt Conference as a senior ... twice named SBC Offensive Player of the Week as a senior ...

named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List … honorable mention All-SBC Freshman Team by the league's beat writers ... played in just five games as a senior and rushed for 600 yards and 11 touchdowns ... was leading SBC in rushing and scoring when he suffered a season-ending injury in the sixth game of the season ... appeared in 37 games with the Blue Raiders.

PERSONAL: Played football at Goodpsature Christian in Madison, Tenn. ... named TSWA All-State and the Region Player of the Year as a high school senior after setting school records in singleseason rushing yards (1,744), career touchdowns (60), touchdowns in a game (five), touchdowns in a season (29) ... participated in numerous community events, including the United Way Kickoff for Charity Luncheon and Motion for Kids Holiday Party ... he also supports the Christian Community Services program in Nashville, Tenn. ... CCSI provides the resources, tools and encouragement to move from government dependency to self-sufficiency through its financial literacy programs: Mentoring Toward Independence, monthly Basic Financial Training workshops and monthly THDA Home Buyer Education workshops.
 

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  • Bears add running back Cunningham

    Posted Mar 21, 2017

    The Bears on Tuesday signed running back/return specialist Benny Cunningham to a one-year contract. Cunningham spent his first four NFL seasons with the Rams.

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