Edgar Bennett

Edgar Bennett

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Bennett signing autographs in 2008
Green Bay Packers
Position: Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-02-15) February 15, 1969
Place of birth: 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 player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 3,992
Average: 3.6
Touchdowns: 21
Player stats at NFL.com
Coaching stats at PFR

Edgar Bennett III (born February 15, 1969) is an American football coach and former player who is the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was also a running back who played for the Green Bay Packers (1992–1996) and Chicago Bears (1998–1999).

High school 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.

College years

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 1000 yards.[1]

Professional career

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


Note: G = Games played; Att = Rushing attempts; Yds = Rushing yards; Avg = Average yards per carry; Long = Longest rush; Rush TD = Rushing touchdowns; Rec = Receptions; Yds = Receiving yards; Avg = Average yards per reception; Long = Longest reception; Rec TD = Receiving touchdowns

Year Team GP Att Yds Avg Long Rush TD Rec Yds Avg Long Rec TD
1992Green Bay Packers16612143.518013937.2220
1993Green Bay Packers161595503.5199594577.7391
1994Green Bay Packers161786233.5395785467.0404
1995Green Bay Packers163161,0673.42336164810.6354
1996Green Bay Packers162228994.0232311765.7251
1997 Did Not Play-Injured
1998Chicago Bears161736113.5432282097.5310
1999Chicago Bears166284.7150141168.3340
Career Totals 112 1,115 3,992 3.6 43 21 284 2,245 7.9 40 10

Coaching career

Bennett rejoined the Packer organization in 2001 as director of player development, then serving as the 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.


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