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Bennie Lee Cunningham, Jr. (December 23, 1954 – April 23, 2018[1]) was an American football tight end. Cunningham was drafted out of the Clemson University in the 1976 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his career, he played in 118 games and caught 202 receptions for 2,879 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Bennie Cunningham
No. 89
Position:Tight End
Personal information
Born:(1954-12-23)December 23, 1954
Laurens, South Carolina
Died:April 23, 2018(2018-04-23) (aged 63)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school:Seneca High School
NFL Draft:1976 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:2,879
Receiving TDs:20
Games played:118
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Player stats at PFR


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