Edgar Bennett III
(born February 15, 1969) is a former National Football League running back
who played for the Green Bay Packers
(1992-1996) and the Chicago Bears
(1998-1999), and is currently a coach for the Green Bay Packers.
High school years
Bennett attended Robert E. Lee High School
in Jacksonville, Florida and won varsity letters
in football, basketball
, and track
. In football, he was a Class 4A All-State running back, and was a SuperPrep All-Dixie selection.
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.
Bennett was drafted in the 4th round (103th 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... Read More