|Height: 6.01||Born: Manning, SC|
|Weight: 194||College: South Carolina|
|Birthdate: 1983-12-31||Years: 2 CGY / 2 CFL|
|Status: Import||Games Played: 23|
Calgary signed Bennett as a free agent on May 22, 2012. He was selected in the fourth round (123rd overall) by the Houston Texans in the 2007 NFL Draft. Bennett recorded 62 tackles and three interceptions as a rookie with Houston in 2007. Bennett was cut by the Texans in August 2010 and went on to play for the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals.
Bennett played all 18 games and had 38 tackles, including two tackles for loss of eight yards, two special-teams tackles, three interceptions for 67 yards, five knockdowns and three forced fumbles including when he knocked the ball out of the hands of Montreal returner Noel Devine to save a touchdown on July 20. In the Western Final Bennett recorded three tackles.
Bennett appeared in all 18 regular-season games and made 17 starts at cornerback. He also played in all three of Calgary’s post-season contests. He finished sixth on the club with 47 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Bennett was also tied for second on the Stamps with two interceptions and five pass knockdowns. He added one forced fumble and two special-teams tackles. He recorded his first CFL interception on Oct. 13 at Winnipeg. Bennett’s second pick came on Nov. 2 in Edmonton. His season high in tackles was six, which took place in a Sept. 7 contest against the Eskimos. In the playoffs, Bennett registered nine tackles, two special-teams tackles and one pass knockdown.
Bennett spent four seasons (2003-06) with the South Carolina Gamecocks and recorded 108 tackles and nine interceptions during his career and was a two-time All-American. As a senior in 2006, Bennett played in 13 games and recorded 37 total tackles, including one tackle for loss, two interceptions and 11 pass breakups. In 2005 he started 10 games, recording 31 tackles, including 23 solo stops, en route to being named honorable mention All-SEC by the Associated Press. Bennett also intercepted three passes and was credited with a team-high 10 pass breakups, which was tied for third in the SEC. Bennett started all 11 games at cornerback in 2004 and was the team's seventh-leading tackler with 32 stops, including 26 solo tackles. Bennett was second on the team with four interceptions and returned one fumble 35 yards versus Ole Miss. In 2003 as a freshman, Bennett played in all 12 games, seeing action as a reserve defensive back and on special teams. He was credited with eight solo tackles and tallied a season-high three tackles in a victory over Vanderbilt.
Bennett attended Hargrave Military Prep School in 2002 after graduating from Manning High School. He participated in the 2001 Shrine Bowl and was rated the No. 4 prospect in South Carolina according to SuperPrep magazine. Bennett also played basketball and ran track in high school.