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Edgar Bennett
Bennett signing autographs in 2008
Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Born: (1969-02-15) February 15, 1969 (age 52)
Jacksonville, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Jacksonville (FL) Lee
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:1,115
Rushing yards:3,992
Rushing touchdowns:21
Receptions:284
Receiving yards:2,245
Receiving touchdowns:10
Player stats at NFL.com
Coaching stats at PFR

Edgar Bennett III (born February 15, 1969) is an American football coach and former running back who is the wide receivers coach for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He previously was the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers. Bennett played college football at Florida State and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 4th round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He also played for the Chicago Bears.

Early years

Bennett attended Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida and won varsity letters in football, basketball, and track. Influenced by football coach Corky Rogers, he was a Class 4A All-State running back, and was a SuperPrep All-Dixie selection.

Playing career

College

Bennett attended Florida State University. He lined up primarily at fullback in a backfield that included future NFL running backs Amp Lee, Marquette Smith, William Floyd, Zach Crockett and Sean Jackson. When Lee was suspended for the Cotton Bowl, Bennett started at halfback. Bennett is considered one of the most versatile fullbacks in FSU history. His career all-purpose yardage totaled more than 2,300 on 389 touches, good for 20 touchdowns. He was an all-around player who ran a 4.5 40 and caught 93 passes for over 1,000 yards.[1]

National Football League

Green Bay Packers

Bennett was drafted in the 4th round (103rd overall) by the Packers in the 1992 NFL Draft. Bennett started his Packer career as a fullback, but he became the starting running back in 1995 and gained 1,067 yards rushing. As both a fullback and a running back, Bennett excelled as a receiver leading the Packers in receptions. He continued as the starting running back throughout the 1996 season, but in the latter half, Dorsey Levens was receiving significant playing time at running back. Bennett's career as a Packer culminated in their Super Bowl XXXI victory. He ruptured his Achilles tendon in the 1997 preseason and did not play that year.

Chicago Bears

Bennett played with the Chicago Bears in 1998 and 1999 before retiring after the 1999 season.

NFL career statistics

Year Team GP Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
1992 GB 16 61 214 3.5 18 0 13 93 7.2 22 0
1993 GB 16 159 550 3.5 19 9 59 457 7.7 39 1
1994 GB 16 178 623 3.5 39 5 78 546 7.0 40 4
1995 GB 16 316 1,067 3.4 23 3 61 648 10.6 35 4
1996 GB 16 222 899 4.0 23 2 31 176 5.7 25 1
1997 GB 0 Did not play due to injury
1998 CHI 16 173 611 3.5 43 2 28 209 7.5 31 0
1999 CHI 16 6 28 4.7 15 0 14 116 8.3 34 0
Career 112 1,115 3,992 3.6 43 21 284 2,245 7.9 40 10

Coaching career

Green Bay Packers

Bennett rejoined the Packer organization in 2001 as director of player development. He later served as running backs coach for six seasons. In February 2011, Bennett was named wide receivers coach.[2] In February 2015, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy promoted Bennett to offensive coordinator.

Oakland / Las Vegas Raiders

On January 13, 2018, Bennett was hired by the Oakland Raiders as their wide receivers coach under head coach Jon Gruden. In February 2022, the team announced it would retain Bennett under new head coach Josh McDaniels.

February 2, 2022, Bennett was retained under new head coach Josh McDaniels.

References

  1. ^ "Edgar Bennett".
  2. ^ "Packers announce offensive coaching staff changes". Archived from the original on January 17, 2018. Retrieved March 3, 2011.