Arrelious Benn

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Arrelious Benn
No. 17     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-08) September 8, 1988 (age 24)
Place of birth: Washington, D. C.
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Washington (DC) Dunbar
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39
Debuted in 2010 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions59
Receiving Yards862
Receiving Average16.5
Receiving TDs5
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Arrelious Benn
No. 17     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-08) September 8, 1988 (age 24)
Place of birth: Washington, D. C.
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Washington (DC) Dunbar
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39
Debuted in 2010 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions59
Receiving Yards862
Receiving Average16.5
Receiving TDs5
Stats at NFL.com

Arrelious Markus Benn (born September 8, 1988) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football for Illinois.

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High school career

He was a five star recruit coming out of Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. Benn played wide receiver, running back, safety, and linebacker in high school, and was named a First Team High School All American his senior season. That year Benn caught 56 passes for 1,039 yards and nine touchdowns, the first Dunbar player to ever crack the 1,000 yard mark. During his junior season in high school, Benn caught 50 passes for 1,147 yards and 17 touchdowns. Following his high school career, Benn was invited to play in the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[1] Benn chose Illinois over the University of Maryland, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Miami, and Florida State University.

College career

During his freshman season, Benn caught 43 passes for 521 yards, both team highs and school freshman records, and scored two touchdowns. Benn also added 158 yards on 32 carries, along with returning 10 kickoffs for 280 yards, including a 90 yard return for touchdown against Penn State.[2] He was named the 2007 Big Ten Freshman of the Year.[3] During his sophomore campaign, Benn's stats improved to 67 rec and 1055 yards, 3 touchdowns (led Big Ten in receiving yards), and also contributed to the run game by rushing for 101 on 23 carries for 2 touchdowns. On August 10, 2009 Benn was named to the Walter Camp "Players to Watch" list for its prestigious Player of the Year award, the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. On August 12, 2009 Benn was named to 2009 Biletnikoff Trophy Watch list.

College awards and honors

Professional career

2010 NFL Draft

On December 16, 2009, Benn announced his decision to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.[4] He was drafted in the second round, pick 39 overall, by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Pre-draft measureables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBPWonderlic
6 ft 2 in222 lb32¼ in9⅜ in4.42 s1.55 s2.58 s37 in9 ft 10 in20 reps11
All values from NFL Combine (No shuttles or 3-cone, choice)[5][6]

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