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|Date of birth:||August 26, 1978|
|Place of birth:||Berkeley, California|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||196 lb (89 kg)|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
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.
- Early years 1
- College career 2
Professional career 3
- Tennessee Titans 3.1
- St. Louis Rams 3.2
- Baltimore Ravens 3.3
- Post-NFL 3.4
- References 4
- External links 5
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 Rams
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.
Bennett signed with the Baltimore Ravens on July 24, 2009 to a one-year, $745,000 contract. Due to injury Drew Bennett retired on July 26, 2009 because a previous knee condition flared up.
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.
- UCLA Bruins bio