Edgar Bennett
Edgar Bennett was born on February 15, 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida. After playing his college football at Florida State, Edgar Bennett was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with pick 103 in round four of the 1992 NFL Draft.
  

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Player Info

Height 6' 0"
Weight 218 lbs
DOB: 2/15/1969
Running Back

Statistics

NFL.com

NFL Draft

1992/Round 4/Pick 103

Career Highlights

Honors

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame

Team(s) As A Player

Green Bay Packers 1992-1997
Chicago Bears 1998-1999

Bennett Pressed Into Service

During his rookie season, Packers’ running backs Vince Workman and Darrell Thompson were injured going into a November 22, 1992 game in Chicago against the Bears. Bennett entered the game with only 38 career yards rushing, but came up big, seizing his opportunity. He carried the ball 29 times for 107 yards rushing and caught 3 passes for another 24 yards as the Packers won 17-3. “He was pressed into service today, and I think he had a wonderful game,” Packers coach Mike Holmgren said. (1)

Bennett Continues To Punish Bears

During an October 31, 1994 game once again at Chicago, Edgar Bennett would once again come up big. This time the weather would be a factor with 36 mph winds and rain just pouring from the sky. “I've coached games that were colder, but as for the weather affecting what you could do on the field, I have never seen anything like this,” Packers Coach Mike Holmgren said. “You definitely had to alter the game plan because of the weather because one way you had a chance, but going the other direction it was awful hard.” With temperatures dropping down into the thirties, that altered game plan included Edgar Bennett and the running game. Bennett had 26 carries for 105 yards, caught 1 pass for 13 yards and scored 3 touchdowns and the Packers won 33-6. “We just gelled together tonight - the line was like one heartbeat,” said Bennett, whose previous 100 yards-plus game came against the Bears last season. “I thought it was going to be a dogfight because Chicago is always tough. The rivalry makes it harder, but today I was like a kid in a candy store.” (2)

Edgar Bennett in the Passing Game

During the 1994 season, Edgar Bennett caught 78 passes, a Packers’ record for receptions by a running back. During that season, he had his only 100 yard receiving game in a 21-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons. He ran 13 times for 46 yards and caught 8 passes for 101 yards.

Edgar Bennett’s Career

Edgar Bennett played from 1992 to 1999, although he missed the 1997 season due to a knee injury. Over his career, he carried the ball 1115 times for 3992 yards, caught 284 passes for another 2245 yards and scored 31 touchdowns. Edgar Bennett is now the running backs coach for the Green Bay Packers after accepting the job in 2005. "I'm excited about Edgar Bennett becoming our running backs coach," Sherman said in the statement. "Over the past few years in his role assisting with the backs, he has continually demonstrated the ability to be a successful coach in this league. Each year I gave him additional responsibility in his coaching duties and he performed very well. He's a natural for the position. His attention to detail and relationship with the players will serve him well -- they trust him and his knowledge of the game." (3)

By A. Goodin, 20Yardline.com
May 5, 2008

Edgar Bennett Bibliography:

(1) Bear Defense Just Can't Cut It Vs. Run (1992, November 23) Chicago Sun-Times
(2)
Packers Stand Up To Storm; Bennett Scores 3 TDs In Win Over Bears (1994, November 1) The Washington Post
(3) Bennett runs with the backs once again; Gets coaching job he wanted (2005, February 3) The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel