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Kelvin Benjamin
WR #13
Height:
6-5
Weight:
245
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Belle Glade, Fla.
Experience:
4
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 43 175 2,524 14.4 58.7 51 19 33 6 126 2
2017 BUF 3 7 100 14.3 33.3 21 1 3 0 5 0
2017 CAR 8 32 475 14.8 59.4 43 2 6 1 21 0
2016 CAR 16 63 941 14.9 58.8 50 7 10 3 50 1
2014 CAR 16 73 1,008 13.8 63 51 9 14 2 50 1
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 43 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2017 BUF 3 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 CAR 8 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 CAR 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 CAR 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 43 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 BUF 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2017 CAR 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2016 CAR 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2014 CAR 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by Carolina (9/1/15)...Selected in the first round (28th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (5/8/14).

GP/GS
Career (32/28) [2/2]; 2016 (16/13); 2015 (IR); 2014 (16/15) [2/2].

HONORS
2014: Rookie of the Month (September)

2016
Played in 16 games with 13 starts…Led the Panthers with seven receiving touchdowns and finished second with 63 receptions and 941 receiving yards…Averaged a career-high 14.9 yards per reception…At Denver (9/8): Snared a 14-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter…First regular season action since tearing anterior cruciate ligament during training camp in 2015…Vs. San Francisco (9/18): Compiled two touchdowns and 108 receiving yards on seven receptions…Marked fourth career 100-yard receiving effort and second career multi-touchdown regular season game…Efforts helped Carolina score 46 points, the third-most points in a single game in team history…Contributed to Carolina offense that tallied 529 total net yards, the third-highest total in team history…Part of a trio that gave Carolina its first game in franchise history with a 100-yard rusher (Fozzy Whittaker – 100), two 100-yard receivers (Greg Olsen – 122, Benjamin 108) and a 300-yard passer (Cam Newton – 353)…At Atlanta (10/2): Hauled in a six-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter…At Oakland (11/27): Recorded 44-yard over-the-shoulder touchdown catch…Vs. Atlanta (12/24): Made 26-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter…At Tampa Bay (1/1): Recorded five-yard touchdown catch with 17 seconds remaining.

2015
Spent the entire regular season and postseason on injured reserve after suffering an ACL tear in training camp.

2014
Played in 16 games with 15 starts...Set team records for most catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in a season by a rookie with 73 catches, 1,008 receiving yards and nine receiving touchdowns, breaking records previously held by Keary Colbert in 2004...Ranked third among all NFL rookies in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns...Finished first on the Panthers in receiving touchdowns, tied for first in receiving yards and second in receptions...Teamed with tight end Greg Olsen (1,008 yards) to become the second tandem in team history to each register 1,000 receiving yards in the same season, previously achieved in 1999 by wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad with 1,253 yards and wide receiver Patrick Jeffers with 1,082 yards...Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September, leading all rookies with 329 receiving yards, tied for first with three receiving touchdowns and ranked second with 21 catches...At Tampa Bay (9/7): Scored first career touchdown on a 26-yard reception...Vs. Pittsburgh (9/21): Produced first career 100-yard receiving game with season-high 115 receiving yards and one touchdown on eight receptions, tying for second-most receiving yards in a game by a Panthers rookie...Vs. Seattle (10/26): Hauled in a career-long 51-yard reception...At Philadelphia (11/10): Grabbed season-best two receiving touchdowns to tie team record for most receiving TDs in a game by a rookie...Vs. Atlanta (11/16): Set a team record for the most catches in a game by a rookie with nine for 109 yards and one touchdown...NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10): Matched team record for the most receiving touchdowns in a postseason game with two on seven catches for 75 yards.

COLLEGE
Played in 28 games with 14 starts at Florida State...Entered NFL following sophomore season...Physically imposing receiver with perfect blend of size and speed along with long arms makes him a quarterback-friendly target...Totaled 84 receptions for 1,506 yards and 19 touchdowns...Finished career second in school history with an average of 17.93 yards per catch...2013 (So.): Second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference choice...Started 14 games...Led the team with 1,011 receiving yards on 54 receptions...Ranked first in the conference and third in the nation with 15 receiving touchdowns, which tied the school record...Became the Seminoles' first 1,000-yard receiver since Anquan Boldin in 2002...Produced a first down on 85.2 percent of catches...Gained 10 or more yards on 42 receptions, including 25 of 20 yards or more...Recorded career highs with nine catches, 212 receiving yards and three touchdowns against Florida...Scored the game-winning touchdown on a two-yard reception with 13 seconds left in the BCS National Championship against Auburn...2012 (Fr.): Played in 14 games...Posted 30 catches for 495 yards and four touchdowns - second most on the team...Rushed twice for 33 yards...2011: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Glades Central HS in Belle Glade, Fla.
TRANSACTIONS
Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by Carolina (9/1/15)...Selected in the first round (28th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (5/8/14).

GP/GS
Career (32/28) [2/2]; 2016 (16/13); 2015 (IR); 2014 (16/15) [2/2].

HONORS
2014: Rookie of the Month (September)

2016
Played in 16 games with 13 starts…Led the Panthers with seven receiving touchdowns and finished second with 63 receptions and 941 receiving yards…Averaged a career-high 14.9 yards per reception…At Denver (9/8): Snared a 14-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter…First regular season action since tearing anterior cruciate ligament during training camp in 2015…Vs. San Francisco (9/18): Compiled two touchdowns and 108 receiving yards on seven receptions…Marked fourth career 100-yard receiving effort and second career multi-touchdown regular season game…Efforts helped Carolina score 46 points, the third-most points in a single game in team history…Contributed to Carolina offense that tallied 529 total net yards, the third-highest total in team history…Part of a trio that gave Carolina its first game in franchise history with a 100-yard rusher (Fozzy Whittaker – 100), two 100-yard receivers (Greg Olsen – 122, Benjamin 108) and a 300-yard passer (Cam Newton – 353)…At Atlanta (10/2): Hauled in a six-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter…At Oakland (11/27): Recorded 44-yard over-the-shoulder touchdown catch…Vs. Atlanta (12/24): Made 26-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter…At Tampa Bay (1/1): Recorded five-yard touchdown catch with 17 seconds remaining.

2015
Spent the entire regular season and postseason on injured reserve after suffering an ACL tear in training camp.

2014
Played in 16 games with 15 starts...Set team records for most catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in a season by a rookie with 73 catches, 1,008 receiving yards and nine receiving touchdowns, breaking records previously held by Keary Colbert in 2004...Ranked third among all NFL rookies in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns...Finished first on the Panthers in receiving touchdowns, tied for first in receiving yards and second in receptions...Teamed with tight end Greg Olsen (1,008 yards) to become the second tandem in team history to each register 1,000 receiving yards in the same season, previously achieved in 1999 by wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad with 1,253 yards and wide receiver Patrick Jeffers with 1,082 yards...Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September, leading all rookies with 329 receiving yards, tied for first with three receiving touchdowns and ranked second with 21 catches...At Tampa Bay (9/7): Scored first career touchdown on a 26-yard reception...Vs. Pittsburgh (9/21): Produced first career 100-yard receiving game with season-high 115 receiving yards and one touchdown on eight receptions, tying for second-most receiving yards in a game by a Panthers rookie...Vs. Seattle (10/26): Hauled in a career-long 51-yard reception...At Philadelphia (11/10): Grabbed season-best two receiving touchdowns to tie team record for most receiving TDs in a game by a rookie...Vs. Atlanta (11/16): Set a team record for the most catches in a game by a rookie with nine for 109 yards and one touchdown...NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10): Matched team record for the most receiving touchdowns in a postseason game with two on seven catches for 75 yards.

COLLEGE
Played in 28 games with 14 starts at Florida State...Entered NFL following sophomore season...Physically imposing receiver with perfect blend of size and speed along with long arms makes him a quarterback-friendly target...Totaled 84 receptions for 1,506 yards and 19 touchdowns...Finished career second in school history with an average of 17.93 yards per catch...2013 (So.): Second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference choice...Started 14 games...Led the team with 1,011 receiving yards on 54 receptions...Ranked first in the conference and third in the nation with 15 receiving touchdowns, which tied the school record...Became the Seminoles' first 1,000-yard receiver since Anquan Boldin in 2002...Produced a first down on 85.2 percent of catches...Gained 10 or more yards on 42 receptions, including 25 of 20 yards or more...Recorded career highs with nine catches, 212 receiving yards and three touchdowns against Florida...Scored the game-winning touchdown on a two-yard reception with 13 seconds left in the BCS National Championship against Auburn...2012 (Fr.): Played in 14 games...Posted 30 catches for 495 yards and four touchdowns - second most on the team...Rushed twice for 33 yards...2011: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Glades Central HS in Belle Glade, Fla.