Martellus Bennett Bio

A closer look at the Cowboys second-round draft pick out of Texas A&M.

2007 (JUNIOR): Caught 49 passes for 587 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Aggies. Bennett finished the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in 4.68 seconds, ranking seventh out of the eight tight ends in his group. He ranked third in the vertical jump (34 inches) and fifth in the broad jump (9–9).[18] Along with 30 other prospects,[19] he was invited to the Dallas Cowboys' Valley Ranch headquarters for a pre-draft visit on April 17–18, 2008

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Named a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, which is annually given to the nation's top tight end, after tying for the team lead in catches and receiving touchdowns … posted 38 catches for 497 yards (13.1 average) and three touchdowns … named to the All-Big 12 first team by the Dallas Morning News … named the Mackey Award Player of the Week after posting a career-high 133 yards and two touchdowns (on five catches) against Baylor … had a spectacular 75-yard catch and run for a touchdown against the Bears … matched his career high of six catches against Oklahoma State and Nebraska.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Earned Freshman All-America honors from after grabbing 18 catches for 162 yards and three touchdowns … honorable mention All-Big 12 pick by the conference head coaches … came on strong down the stretch with catches in five of the final six games, including a season-best four catches for 39 yards vs. Colorado … started five games and saw action in all 11 games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Consensus prep All-American … was a three-year starter and a two-time all-district and All-Greater Houston selection at tight end for Alief Taylor High School … member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine's Super Team … was a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Year … preseason All-Greater Houston selection in basketball in 2004-05 … earned first-team Class 5A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association after hauling in a team-high 42 catches for 487 yards and six touchdowns as a senior in 2004 … also grabbed four two-point conversion receptions in 2004 … as a junior, Bennett had 13 catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns … as a sophomore member of the varsity, Bennett averaged 12.4 yards per catch … coached by Tom Gerber … as a senior in basketball, Bennett averaged 23 points and 8.2 rebounds per game … coached in basketball by Jeff Durnford at Alief Taylor High School.

PERSONAL: Martellus Demond Bennett is the son of Pennie and Michael Bennett of Houston, Texas … born March 10, 1987 … communications major.

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