Fred Bennett
No. 8     Calgary Stampeders
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-12-31) December 31, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth: Manning, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 123
Debuted in 2007 for the Houston Texans
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
CFL status: Import
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Tackles     123
Sacks     0.0
INTs     5
Stats at

Fred Bennett (born December 31, 1983) is a gridiron football cornerback who currently plays for the Calgary Stampeders. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of South Carolina.

Bennett has also been a member of the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, and Arizona Cardinals.

Early yearsEdit

Bennett played high school football at Manning High School in South Carolina. He played football, basketball, and ran track. He was also selected to participate in the 2001 Shrine Bowl.

College careerEdit

Bennett played college football at the University of South Carolina. He finished his career with 108 tackles, nine interceptions, and was a two-time All-American selection.

Professional careerEdit

Houston TexansEdit

Bennett was drafted by the Houston Texans in the 4th-round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He replaced the injured Dunta Robinson in his rookie season, recording 62 tackles and intercepting three passes.

San Diego ChargersEdit

After being waived in August 2010, he was claimed by the Chargers and spent the first four games of the 2010 season as a backup and special teams player.

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

After being cut by San Diego, Bennett was claimed on November 23, 2010 by the Cincinnati Bengals to replace injured cornerback Johnathan Joseph. Bennett was released on August 27, 2011.

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On August 29, 2011, Bennett signed with the Arizona Cardinals. He was waived on September 2.

Calgary StampedersEdit

On May 22, 2012 Bennett signed with the Calgary Stampeders.

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