Bennie Brazell
No. 81
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1982-06-02) June 2, 1982 (age 41)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school:Houston (TX) Westbury
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 231
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Bennie Brazell (born June 2, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State University.

In 2011, Brazell became the LSU Tigers track and field sprints and hurdles assistant coach.

College career

Brazell went to college at Louisiana State University where he was a member of the football team as well as the indoor and outdoor track and field teams. At LSU he played on the 2003 football national championship team and he was a 14 time All-American. Brazell was a football and track and field teammate of Xavier Carter while at LSU.

Track and field

Brazell was a 2004 Olympic Games finalist in the 400 meter hurdles. His career best time was 47.67 seconds, achieved in June 2005 in Sacramento. He was a five-time track and field national champion. He was also the 2002 SEC Male Track & Field Freshman of the Year.

Personal bests

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
55 meters 6.56 Fayetteville, Florida January 20, 2001
100 meters 10.96 Houston, Texas June 2, 2000
400 meters 49.41 Gainesville, Florida May 2, 2003
400 metres hurdles 47.67 Sacramento, California June 11, 2005

Professional career


2006 Florida Pro Day

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
176 lb
(80 kg)
4.43 s 4.21 s 6.80 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 11 in
(3.33 m)
All values from NFL Combine

2006 NFL Draft
Brazell was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft.[1]

2006 season
He was on the injured reserve list for the 2006 season.

2007 season
He failed to make the 53 man roster for the 2007 season.

2008 season
In 2008, Brazell tried out for the Jacksonville Jaguars but was not offered a contract.

2010 season
In 2010, Brazell played for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League (UFL).


In 2010, Brazell was added to the roster of the USA Rugby Sevens squad. His first match was in the tour to Fiji.[2]

Coaching career

In 2011, Brazell became the men's sprints and hurdles assistant coach for the LSU Tigers track and field team.


Brazell is a former student at Westbury High School in Houston, Texas. His Brother, Floyd Anthony Johns Jr, is an action film American stuntman.


  1. ^ "2006 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-05-10.
  2. ^ Hardy, Ted. "USA Rugby Sevens Team Ready To Break Out". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2019-06-04.