Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Cornelius Bennett

Cornelius Bennett

Details

  • Position: Linebacker
  • School: Alabama
  • High School: Birmingham, AL (Ensley HS)
  • Years: 1983-1986
  • Inducted: 2005
  • Place of Birth: Birmingham, AL
  • Date of Birth: Aug 25, 1965
  • Jersey Number: 97
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 235

Member Biography

A dominating linebacker, Cornelius Bennett was a two-time First-Team All America selection at Alabama (1985-86). In 1986, Bennett totaled 61 tackles, 10 sacks and six forced fumbles en-route to unanimous All-America honors. Bennett finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting that season and received the Lombardi Award given to the nation�s top lineman. Selected with the second-overall pick in the 1987 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, Bennett played 14 seasons in the NFL (1987-2000) and started in five Super Bowls, including four consecutive appearances with the Buffalo Bills (1990-93). Currently, He resides in Golden Beach, Florida.