Andrew Russell "Drew" Bennett (born August 26, 1978) is a former American football wide receiver of the National Football League. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2001. He played college football at UCLA.
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|Born:||August 26, 1978|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||196 lb (89 kg)|
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Bennett attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, California and was a three sport standout in football, baseball, and basketball. As a senior football quarterback, he won first team All-League and second team All-Bay Area honors, after he passed for 2,308 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for six touchdowns. In baseball, he batted .430 and won first team All-League honors.
Bennett was offered to play at Princeton University in New Jersey, but turned it down to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was a walk on as a quarterback and elected to redshirt the 1996 season. He was awarded a scholarship for the 1997 season and switched positions to become a wide receiver for his junior year. He played both wide receiver and quarterback in his senior season and won the Paul I. Wellman Award for All-Around Excellence. He graduated from UCLA with a major in Political Science and is also a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
St. Louis RamsEdit
In 2007, Bennett became a free agent and signed with the St. Louis Rams. He signed a six-year deal worth $30 million, with $10 million guaranteed. He played his two guaranteed seasons with the Rams before being released on February 25, 2009.
Drew Bennett has appeared on "ESPN's First Take" (hosted by Jay Crawford) as recently as March 24, 2010 as a "First Take" NFL Analyst alongside Bobby Carpenter. Bennett now resides in San Ramon, California. Bennett did not participate in Bushwood IX in Gamble Sands.