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Nate Dogg endured a whole day of me asking the world who the fuck Earl Bennett was on Sunday…so I asked some Vandy guys on Rivals what I can expect of him.  What I found out was that he’s one bad mother fucker and he’s quickly become my favorite player out of the Bears draftees…so you’ll be hearing a lot of “My Name Is Earl” references come fall!  Here’s what a well informed Vandy fan had to say…

He’s a baller, the best comparison I can make is Marvin Harrison. He runs great routes, catches everything, goes across the middle without fear, and has a calm demeanor. Came out of a bad part of Birmingham and walked a straight line throughout HS and college, just a great kid in addition to being one of the best receivers to play in the SEC in a while. After Cutler graduated there was a question about whether or not we’d be able to get him the ball enough, well he followed up his 79 catch and 876 yard frosh campaign with an 82 catch and 1,146 yard season. He broke the SEC freshman receptions record (held by Jabar Gaffney) and as a sophomore became the first SEC receiver to have back to back seasons with 75+ receptions. He injured his shoulder in the Bama game this past season and played through it to tally another 75 receptions. Our QB play this past season was atrocious (to put it lightly) so 75 catches seems like a miracle under those circumstances.

Watching he and Cutler in 05 was something I’ll treasure forever. JC threw to Earl at VU’s pro day which shows how much those guys respect one another.

Here are the stats from the last four games of his freshman year (Cutler’s senior year)…..

– @ USC: 16 catches for 204 yards with a TD
– @ Florida: 6 catches for 75 yards and 2 TDs
– vs UK: 13 catches for 99 yards and 5 TDs
– @ UT: 14 catches for 167 yards and the GW TD catch

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4 Comments

    • Nate Dogg
    • Posted April 28, 2008 at 6:32 pm
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    I just watched the video on him and I have to say I would have taken him before Devin Thomas or Malcolm Kelly. While Thomas may end up being the better player Bennett is ready right now.

    • Billy-Ho
    • Posted April 28, 2008 at 7:07 pm
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    Who the fuck is Earl Bennett?

    • jswol54
    • Posted April 28, 2008 at 7:14 pm
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    Only the most prolific receiver in the history of the SEC, geez Billy Ho!

    • Billy-Ho
    • Posted April 29, 2008 at 12:27 am
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    My bad..I call that he is my boy!


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