17 - Mike Bennett
Mike Bennett
Height: 6-1
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Elmhurst, Ill.
High School: York
Position: LB

2007: Starter in all 11 games...finished second on the team in tackles (57)...led the team in tackles for loss (9)...earned the team's Bulldog Pride Award for the second consecutive year...matched his career-high with nine tackles at Morehead State...had a pass interception against Davidson...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll and the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll...2006: Played in all 11 games...received Butler's Bulldog Pride Award, given to the player who best exemplifies "The Butler Way"...finished fourth on the team and 20th in the PFL in tackles...third on the team in tackles for loss...matched his career-high with nine tackles at Albion...named a 2006 Josten's Scholar-Athlete...2005: Played in all 11 games...finished fifth on the team in total tackles...named Butler's Special Teams Player of the Week following Albion game...had a career-high nine tackles against Valparaiso...named to the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll...Personal: Finance major...born 4/21/87...son of David and Patricia Bennett...High School: Offensive MVP as a senior at York High School...named the 2004 Coaches' Most Improved Player...received the 2004 Strongest Senior Player award...posted the sixth-longest rush from scrimmage in school history (77 yards)...helped lead high school team to the Illinois state playoffs in 2004...Academic All-Conference performer...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Terry Grider.