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Cole Bennett
Cole Bennett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dalton, GA

High School:
Dalton

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 258

Position:
TE

Birthdate:
03/14/1984

Experience:
3L

Major:
Graduate

2007 SPRING -- Awarded the offensive Pat Dye Leadership Award in the spring.

2006 -- Redshirted after missing the last 10 games due to an ankle injury ... Preseason Third-Team All-SEC ... Preseason Coaches First-Team All-SEC ... Finished with two catches for 25 yards ... Caught one pass for 7 yards before leaving the game in the second quarter with an injury against LSU ... Caught his first pass of the season, an 18 yarder, against Mississippi State.

2005 -- Played in all 12 games, starting three ... Had one reception, a 5-yard touchdown in the second quarter, against Alabama ... Finished with a 19-yard reception against Georgia ... Had a 15-yard reception against Ole Miss ... Caught one pass for 9 yards against Arkansas ... Caught one pass for 4 yards against South Carolina ... Posted one reception for 7 yards against Western Kentucky ... Caught two passes for 45 yards against Mississippi State ... First reception was a 33-yard touchdown strike down the left hash that put Auburn on the scoreboard, 7-0.

2004 -- Part of the rotation at tight end ... Recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter against Tennessee in the SEC Championship ... Caught first pass of the season against Kentucky.

2003 -- Played in 11 games ... One catch against both Ole Miss and Louisiana-Monroe ... Caught an 8-yard touchdown pass against Tennessee ... Started against Western Kentucky and responded with three catches for 41 yards.

High School -- High School Coach: Ronnie McClurg ... Finished senior season with 20 catches for 264 yards and four touchdowns ... Also registered 28 tackles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and five sacks playing outside linebacker ... Atlanta Journal Constitution Georgia Top 50 ... Georgia 4A All-State honorable mention ... As a junior, caught 38 passes for 640 yards and six touchdowns and had 20 tackles, four sacks and one fumble recovery on defense ... Four-year starter ... Led Dalton to a 13-2 record and a berth in the class 4A state title game as a junior ... Three-time All-Area selection by the Daily Citizen-News ... Chattanooga Times Best of the Preps first-team offense ... Also lettered three years in basketball and track ... Won the regional high jump title ... 2002 Georgia Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award ... AP Scholar, 2002 ... Member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL -- Born March 14, 1984 ... Son of Jim and Teresa Bennett ... One brother, Ethan, 15 ... Full name is Cole Wesley Bennett ... Graduated in Spring 2006 with a degree in business administration (information systems).