Bennie Cordell Logan (born December 28, 1989) is an American football nose tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State (LSU).

Bennie Logan
Bennie Logan
Logan in 2013
Free agent
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1989-12-28) December 28, 1989 (age 30)
Coushatta, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Coushatta (LA) Red River
College:LSU
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:229
Sacks:7.0
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Logan was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on December 28, 1989, and grew up with seven brothers and sisters. He attended Red River Senior High School in Coushatta, Louisiana, where he was a defensive end for four years on the Red River Bulldogs high school football team. He was named to the Class 2A all-state first team in his junior and senior seasons. On October 17, 2014, head coach Reginald Prealow retired Bennie's high school number 60 and Bennie was there to accept it.[1]

College careerEdit

While attending Louisiana State University, Logan played for coach Les Miles's LSU Tigers football team from 2009 to 2012. After redshirting during the 2009 season, he played three games in 2010 and had five tackles, including 0.5 for a loss. In 2011, he played 14 games and had 57 tackles, including 6.5 for a loss, and three quarterback sacks. He had six tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, and one sack in the BCS Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.[1]

In 2012, Logan had 45 tackles, including 5.5 for a loss, and two sacks.[2] He had a season-high nine tackles in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl.[3] He was named an All-American by Pro Football Weekly.[4] After the 2012 season, Logan declared for the NFL draft.[5]

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

 
Logan pursues Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III in 2013.

Logan was selected fifth in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft (67th overall) by the Philadelphia Eagles.[6]

Logan played 16 games in 2013 and won the starting job 8 games into the season. Logan finished with 27 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 2 run stuffs, and a blocked kick.

Logan played and started all 16 games for the Eagles in 2014. Although he did not record a sack, he was recognized as a solid run stopper. He finished with 57 tackles, 1 pass defended, 1 forced fumble, and finished in the top 10 in the NFL in run stuffs, with 8.[7]

2015 was considered a breakout year for Logan. Logan was praised by Eagles fans as a central part of their defense due to his effectiveness in stopping the run. Logan played and started the first 14 games before going down with a knee injury against Arizona.[8] He finished with 55 tackles, 1 sack, and was tied for 8th in the NFL in run stuffs with 10.[9]

In 2016, Logan played and started 13 games, totaling 24 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 5 run stuffs, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 blocked kicks.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

On March 13, 2017, Logan signed a one-year deal worth $8 million with the Kansas City Chiefs.[10][11] He played in 15 games with 12 starts for the Chiefs in 2017, recording 52 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Tennessee TitansEdit

On April 8, 2018, Logan signed a one year, $4 million contract with the Tennessee Titans.[12] Logan played in 15 games while starting none, finishing the 2018 season with 14 tackles and no sacks.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bennie Logan Bio". lsusports.net. July 9, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Bennie Logan". cbssports.com. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Bennie Logan". espn.go.com. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  4. ^ Nawrocki, Nolan. "PFW 2012 All-America team" Archived January 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. profootballweekly.com. December 11, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  5. ^ Batten, Sammy. ""South View's Greg Gilmore bound for LSU on Signing day"". Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2019.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link). fayobserver.com. February 6, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  6. ^ Gonzalez, John. "Eagles select LSU DT Bennie Logan in third round" Archived April 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. csnphilly.com. April 26, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  7. ^ http://www.sportingcharts.com/nfl/stats/stuffs-and-stuff-yards/2014/
  8. ^ "Eagles place Bennie Logan on injured reserve, promote Randall Evans". NJ.com. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ http://www.sportingcharts.com/nfl/stats/stuffs-and-stuff-yards/2015/
  10. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 13, 2017). "Chiefs signing defensive tackle Bennie Logan". NFL.com.
  11. ^ Daniels, Tim (March 13, 2017). "Bennie Logan, Chiefs Agree on Contract". BleacherReport.com.
  12. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (April 8, 2018). "Bennie Logan joins Titans on one-year, $4M deal". NFL.com. Retrieved April 8, 2018.

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