115. Cornelius Bennett

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115. Cornelius Bennett
A complete beast at the University of Alabama, Cornelius Bennett was drafted second overall in 1987 by the Indianapolis Colts and as part of a mega-trade, would become a Buffalo Bill.   With the Bills, he would help them win four straight AFC Championships and was a five-time Pro Bowl Selection.   One of those seasons would see Bennett being named a First Team All-Pro.   Securing well over 1,100 Tackles over his career, the Bills may never have won a Super Bowl during Bennett's time there, but without the defensive stalwart, they never would have had four cracks at it.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2006
  • Position: Linebacker
  • Played For: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts
  • College: Alabama
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 2nd Overall in 1987
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (1988)
    Pro Bowl (1988, 1990, 1991, 1992 & 1993)
    All-Rookie (1987)
    Super Bowl Champion (None)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Fumble Recoveries (1) (1994)
    Top Ten Finishes: Forced Fumbles (4) (1987, 1988, 1991 & 1999)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 23.  Forced Fumbles: 31
    35.  Combined Tackles: 1,190
    41.  Fumble Recoveries: 27
    79.  Games Started: 204
    93.  Quarterback Sacks: 71.5

Should Cornelius Bennett be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 81.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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