Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010: Appeared in all 12 games and started seven this year.. led Minnesota with 996 all-purpose yards in 2010 ... 529 rushing yards on 123 carries including three touchdowns ... also hauled in 33 receptions for 319 yards and one touchdown ... threw for one touchdown ... returned nine kicks for a total of 148 yards in 2010 … posted game and career highs in carries (30) and rushing yards (189) against Middle Tennessee State (9/2). 2009: Led Gophers by compiling 376 yards on 98 carries (3.8 avg), with six touchdowns … also a threat in the passing game, he caught 16 passes for 194 yards (12.1 avg) and two scores … in the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/31), had a career-best game receiving with 121 yards and two touchdowns on two receptions, to go along with his 36 yards rushing and one touchdown on 14 carries. 2008: Granted redshirt after sustaining knee injury on a screen pass in the second game of the year at Bowling Green … was the Gophers’ leading rusher with 32 carries for 140 yards and two touchdowns at the time of the injury … had also hauled in 12 receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown and at the time. 2007: Appeared in 10 of 12 games, started seven contests … finished the year ranked second on the team in carries (107) and third on the squad in both rushing yards (442) and rushing touchdowns (3) … led all Minnesota running backs with 18 receptions for 145 yards … also had a receiving touchdown and ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 24 points … came off the bench to rush for 81 yards on seven attempts, including a season-long rush of 44 yards, in his first career Big Ten game vs. Purdue (9/22) … also scored his first career touchdown on a four-yard run against the Boilermakers.
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03/06/12 - Minnesota Pro day: Representatives from the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings were among several NFL scouts in attendance. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was there and said Pro Day serves as a good opportunity to evaluate local talent. “You try to really hone in on what they are as people and do they fit what you’re looking for,” Spielman said. “It’s their job interview for the day.” Participants were assessed in the 40-yard dash, shuttle run, three-cone drill, vertical leap and broad jump. Upon completion of those drills, subjects headed to the weight room to test their strength with the bench press, where running back Duane Bennett turned some heads. The 5-foot-9, 213-pound Bennett completed 28 repetitions of 225 pounds, which would have tied him for the top number of repetitions posted by a running back at the NFL Combine. “I was banking anywhere 25 or greater,” he said, “but when I knocked out the first 15, I was kind of like, ‘Oh, wow, I’m really going up there.’ I kind of caught myself off guard.” Bennett said he spent the past two months in Atlanta preparing for Monday’s workout, which he called “pretty satisfactory.” He caught the attention of Spielman, who intently watched the tailback catch passes and receive handoffs for about 10 minutes. "I felt like [the training] paid off today. I put up some good numbers,” Bennett said. “I’m feeling pretty confident.” - Sam Gordon, Minnesota Daily