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    Saturday, January 13, 2007

    FSU Retro Look Back: Edgar Bennett

    Edgar Bennett was a four year-starter at fullback for the Seminoles (1987-91). During his career with the Noles, Bennett rushed 296 times for 1,246 yards (4.2 avg.) and 13 TDs in his collegiate career. He also caught 93 passes for 1,095 yards (11.8 avg.) and seven touchdowns. He was an honorable mention All-American selection by Football News as a senior. He was regarded by many as the best blocker in the nation at his position upon graduation.

    Bennett was Green Bay's fourth-round draft selection in 1992 and is the ninth-ranking rusher in Packers history. He gained 3,353 yards over his five seasons in green and gold (1992-96). In 1995, he became only the sixth player in team annals to rush for 1,000 yards in a season (1,067), the first since Terdell Middleton in 1978. He also continues to hold the club single-season record for receptions by a running back with 78, set in 1994. His accomplishments were appropriately honored in 2005 upon his induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Edgar Bennett begins his 14th NFL season in 2006, his 12th in Green Bay and second as the Packers' running backs coach.

    He was elected into the FSU Football Hall of Fame in 2005. Bennett is being discussed as the new running backs coach for the Noles.

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