Where Are They Now? Cornelius Bennett

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Cornelius Bennett (nickname Biscuit) was the first of the great Alabama linebackers in the 1980’s.

Bennett, set the tone for other linebackers to come along like the late Derrick Thomas, John Copeland and others. Bennett played for head coach Ray Perkins from 1983-1986. While at Bama, Bennett was an All-American three times.

During his career at Bama, he had 287 tackles, 21 ½ sacks and three fumble recoveries. His most memorable sack had to be when came from the blind side and took down Notre Dame starting quarterback Steve Beuerlein, which was immortalized in a Daniel Moore painting called “The Sack.”

Bennett’s most successful season was his senior year when he won the Lombardi Award, SEC Player of the Year and finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy race.

As a pro, Bennett would play in the NFL mostly with the Buffalo Bills, for 13 years and was name to the NFL’s All-Decade Team.

Bennett would play in five Super Bowls (four with the Bills and one with the Atlanta Falcons) and would be an All-Pro five times in his career.

In 2005, “Biscuit” would be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Bennett is spending his retirement in Florida with his wife.

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