Maurice Bennett


Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
George Washington

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 230


3 Letters

Economics and Business

Maurice  Bennett


Leopards Look to Remain Unbeaten at Home

Lafayette game notes vs. Georgetown

Named second-team Preseason All-American and ranked as the No. 5 linebacker in I-AA by The Sports Network...elected co-captain by his teammates, along with fullback David Nelson, for the 2005 season.

2004: First team All-Patriot League selection...led Lafayette with 119 stops for a second straight season and was named the Leopards' Defensive Player of the Year...tackle total was tied for first in the league...started all 12 games at middle linebacker...had nine games with double-digit tackles...came up with 11 tackles, including seven solo stops, and a pass breakup against Delaware...made a season-high 13 stops vs. Harvard...credited with 11 tackles, 0.5 sacks and a forced fumble against Bucknell...intercepted a pass and made two tackles behind the line at Colgate... produced 12 tackles against Richmond and Columbia.

2003: Led team and finished second in Patriot League with 108 total tackles...started all 11 games at middle linebacker...named MVP of the linebacker position by coaching staff...recorded at least 10 tackles in a game seven times...tallied a career-high 16 tackles and forced a fumble at Towson...collected 14 tackles at Lehigh ...recorded 13 stops, including 10 solo, at Harvard ...made 10 tackles and carried a direct snap on a fake punt 37 yards for a first down against Columbia...earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2002: Led rookies on the team in tackles with 16 solo and 27 assisted stops ...earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors after making five special teams tackles against Monmouth... played in 11 of 12 games, earning first start at Colgate where he made a career-high 11 tackles...secured first varsity letter...recorded one interception and one forced fumble in the Leopards' win vs. Towson...named Special Teams Co-MVP by the Leopard coaching staff.

AT GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year member of the football team, competing at middle linebacker and fullback...twice named to All-Public Conference first team as well as twice named to the All-City first team...also earned All-Area second team and awarded Northeast Player of the Year honors.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Economics and Business...son of Beverly Bennett...born 11/28/83.


Year	G/GS	UT - AT	Total	TFL	Sacks	Int.	Break-ups    Fumbles Rcv./Fcd.
2002	11/1	16 - 27	43	2.0(-1)	0.0(0)	1	1	0/1
2003	11/11	50 - 58	108	8.0(-29)	4.0(-19)	0	2	2/2
2004	12/12	52 - 67	119	8.5(-28)	4.0(-20)	1	1	0/1
Totals	34/24	118 - 152	270	18.5(-51)	8.0(-39)	2	4	2/4