|Celebrated Name:||Michael Bennett|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Michael Bennett, Jr.|
|Age:||35 years old|
|Birth Date:||13 November 1985|
|Birth Place:||Independence, Louisiana, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Pele Bennett (m. 2012)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Ollie Bennett, Peyton Bennett, Blake Bennett)|
|Is Michael Bennett Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Football defensive end|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$35 Million|
|Last Updated:||July 2021|
Michael Bennett Jr. is a well-known football defensive end from America who played for the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent in the National Football League (NFL). He has also played for several other teams, such as Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, and Dallas Cowboys.
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Early Life & Biography
Michael Bennett Jr. was born on November 13, 1985, in Independence, Louisiana. He went to the Alief Taylor High School in Houston, Texas, where he was a part of the school’s football and baseball team. In his senior year, he compiled 110 tackles and four sacks and earned first-team All-District honors as a defensive lineman. He also received honorable mention All-District honors as a junior.
Bennett was a standout discus thrower with a highest top-throw of 45.72 meters. In track & field, he ran a 4.79-second 40-yard dash and jumped 36.5 inches in the vertical jump.
Bennett got married to his wife, Pele Bennett in 2012. The couple has three children; Ollie Bennett, Peyton Bennett, and Blake Bennett. He has five siblings, including two sisters; Ashley Bennett and Renekia Leathers; and three brothers: Donte, Reshaud Bennett, and Martellus, who played for the Dallas Cowboys.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 13 November 1985, Michael Bennett is 35 years old as of today’s date 25th July 2021. His height is 1.93 m tall, and his weight is 124 kg.
Michael Bennett played for the Texas A&M during his college career. In the 2006 season, he was their top tackler among defenders and made 27 tackles, including two sacks and six tackles for loss. The following year, he was named to the honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference team at defensive end.
In 2009, Bennett was signed as a free agent by the Seattle Seahawks. Initially, he was given the left defensive end position, but later, he was moved to the inside as a pass-rushing tackle. In the preseason, he made nine tackles, two sacks, five QB hurries. Later, Bennett moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He became a vital part of the defensive tackle. In 2012, he recorded career-highs in tackles (41), sacks (9), and forced fumbles (3).
In 2013, Bennett was again signed by the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent. In the same year, he scored his first NFL touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. Bennett was, in fact, a key contributor to the 2013 Seahawks defensive unit that ranked first in the NFL and went on to win Super Bowl XLVIII.
The Seahawks re-signed Bennett to a four-year contract. In 2015, he helped his team to defeat the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship. In a game against the San Francisco 49ers, he made 3.5 sacks and was named defensive player of the week for his performance. During the 2015 season, Bennett was named the ninth-best edge defender in the NFL by Pro Football Focus. The following year, he signed a three-year contract extension with the Seahawks. He was ranked 46th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.
In the 2018 NFL Draft, Bennett was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, for whom he played in all 16 games with ten starts, recording 34 tackles, nine sacks, and two forced fumbles. In 2019, he was a part of the New England Patriots. In the same year, he was traded to the Dallas Cowboy.
Awards & Achievements
Michael Bennett has won several awards and recognition in his illustrious career. He has been named Pro Bowl selection three times (2015, 2016, 2017), and two-time NFC Champion (2013, 2014).
In 2015, Bennett was named the Pro Bowl Defensive MVP and PFWA All-NFC. He is also a Super Bowl Champion (XLVIII).
Net Worth & Salary of Michael Bennett in 2021
As of July 2021, Michael Bennett has an estimated net worth of more than $35 million. He made this huge fortune through his successful career as a professional football player.
In his NFL career, he has made 359 tackles, 69.5 sacks, and five pass deflections. In 2013, he signed a four-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks worth $4.8 million. The following year, he re-signed with the team for a deal worth $28.5 million. He also signed a $31.5 million contract extension with the Seahawks.
Bennett has played for other teams such as Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, and Dallas Cowboys. He also earns a considerable sum of money through brand endorsements, sponsorships, and media appearances.
Michael Bennett is one of the most renowned football players in the world. He is very active on various social media platforms, including Instagram, where he has more than 400k followers. He has approximately 250k followers on Twitter as well.