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Full Name: Tony Lydell Bennett Primary Position: DE/LB
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/240 College: University of Mississippi
Birthdate: July 1, 1967 High School: Coahoma County (Clarksdale, MS)
Birthplace: Alligator, Mississippi Nickname: Gator
Pro Experience: 8 years


Biography

Tony Bennett (Tony Lydell Bennett) was born on July 1, 1967 in Alligator, Mississippi. After going to high school at Coahoma County (Clarksdale, MS), Bennett attended the University of Mississippi. Bennett made his professional debut in the NFL in 1990 with the Green Bay Packers. He played for the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers over the course of his 8 year career.

Most people believe that 1992 was Tony Bennett's best year, as he recorded 13.5 sacks, recovered 3 opponents fumbles and ran back a fumble for a touchdown.

Statistics

Sack/Safety Stats

year team league games SK SFY
1990 GNB NFL 14 3 0
1991 GNB NFL 16 13 0
1992 GNB NFL 16 13.5 0
1993 GNB NFL 10 6.5 0
1994 IND NFL 16 9 0
1995 IND NFL 16 10.5 0
1996 IND NFL 14 6 0
1997 IND NFL 6 3 0
8 year NFL career 108 64.5 0

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As a fan, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the way Tony treated us. In 1996 I went to watch Colts training camp practices with my dad and my daughter. After hours of body breaking workouts and 90 degree heat + 95% humidity, Tony did something amazing...We were there all week and everyday he stayed at least 30 minutes after to sign autographs and talk to fans. He was the only one to stay more than 5 minutes (not that I blame the others). All this after his best season as a Colt, if not his best season period. I only hope that Tony knows how much he was/is appreciated by us, the fans, for his class and the way he approached the game. Thanks for everything Tony.

- indyonecoltsfan, Avon, IN

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