Before Combine: Hgt: 6065, Wgt: 248, 40YD: 4.73-4.79-4.87
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Draft Scout Snapshot: 2007: Played in twelve games…Suffered high ankle sprains (both legs) vs. Texas Tech that forced him to sit out the Nebraska clash and when he returned to action, he performed in a reserve role…Still managed to lead the team with a career-high 49 receptions for 587 yards (12.0 avg) and four touchdowns, as his 49 grabs rank second to Rod Bernstine (65 in 1986) on the school season-record list for tight ends…Recovered his own fumble and posted four tackles (2 solos)…Fumbled once and was penalized four times (three false starts on offense, one offside defensive flag)…In addition to playing tight end, Bennett also saw action on the defensive line…Had 75 passes targeted to him, as six of those tosses were deflected by the opposition…30 of his 49 receptions were good for first downs, as he helped convert 13-of-29 third-down throws and all three that came to him on fourth-down activity…Had 23 catches for longer than 10 yards, including seven for more than 20 yards each…Caught five of his tosses inside the red zone and had key catches that set up thirteen touchdown drives and six others that ended with field goals…Also displayed excellent blocking skills, as he registered 67 knockdown blocks during the regular season. 13 GP; 13 GS; Rec: 38-497-13.1-3; 2nd team All-Big 12, semifinalist for the John Mackey Award in '06. 11 GP; 5 GS; Rec: 18-162-9-3; Freshman All-American in '05.
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Draft Scout *Martellus Bennett News
03/13/13 - TE Martellus Bennett signed a four-year deal with the Chicago Bears after one season with the New York Giants.
Bennett was one of the top tight ends available in free agency. He set career highs with 55 catches for 626 yards and five touchdowns with the Giants in 2012 after spending his first four NFL seasons in Dallas. For his career, he has 140 catches for 1,472 yards and nine scores.
01/11/13 - TE Martellus Bennett had a good, but not great first year after emerging from Jason Witten's shadow. His problem was with consistency, as he didn't always hold his blocks.
12/31/12 - TE Martellus Bennett reiterated that he would like to re-sign with the Giants, saying that if he can get another year or two in the offense with Eli Manning, he could continue to get better as a player.
11/26/12 - TE Martellus Bennett made his most important catch of the day after time had expired on the game clock.
The colorful tight end was leaving the field and heading for the post-game locker room when he spotted a middle-aged male fan that was on the brink of falling over the railing by the tunnel entrance where the Giants enter and leave the field.
Realizing the man was about to fall about 15 feet to the ground, Bennett sprang into action, catching the man and preventing him from suffering major injuries.
As for the fan, he wasn't harmed, but he was taken into police custody.
11/05/12 - TE Martellus Bennett, who was limping noticeably after the game, said he sustained a sprain, but he refused to say what part of his body he sprained. He did say that he had no swelling in the injured area and it was something that hurts him all the time. Bennett had a knee injury earlier in the year but has not been listed on the tea's injury report for a couple of weeks now.