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Bene Benwikere
CB #25
Height:
6-0
Weight:
195
Age:
23
College:
San Jose St.
Hometown:
Gardena, Calif.
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
33
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 33 24 9 0.0 0 7 1 0 -- 0 0 1 2
2014 CAR 10 6 33 24 9 0.0 -- 7 1 0 -- 0 0 1 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @TB W 20-14 4 3 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2 DET W 24-7 -- 0 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 PIT L 19-37 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @BAL L 10-38 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 CHI W 31-24 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @CIN L 37-37 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @GB L 17-38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 SEA L 9-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 NO L 10-28 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @PHI L 21-45 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 ATL L 17-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @MIN L 13-31 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
14 @NO W 41-10 8 6 2 -- -- 2 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
15 TB W 19-17 3 2 1 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
16 CLE W 17-13 3 2 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @ATL W 34-3 7 5 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Selected in the fifth round (148th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (5/10/14).

GP/GS
Career (10/6) [2/2]; 2014 (10/6) [2/2].

2014
Selected in the fifth round (148th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Played in 10 games with six starts and was inactive for six games...Posted 38 tackles, one interception, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two quarterback pressures...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...Started the last four games at left cornerback in addition to starting when the Panthers opened in a nickel defense versus Detroit (9/14) and versus Chicago (10/5)...Inactive with an ankle injury in Weeks 6-11...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Wild Card versus Arizona (1/3) and NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10)...Recorded three tackles and one pass defensed...At Tampa Bay (9/7): Recovered a fumble by Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey with 1:27 left in the game to seal the victory...At Minnesota (11/30): Forced a fumble by Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings...At New Orleans (12/7): Victimized Saints quarterback Drew Brees for first career interception, which led to a touchdown...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/14): Recovered a fumble by quarterback Josh McCown to stop a Buccaneers drive in Panthers territory...Vs. Cleveland (12/21): Joined wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, safety Tre Boston, wide receiver Philly Brown, linebacker Adarius Glanton, guard Andrew Norwell and guard Trai Turner as one of a team-record seven rookie starters...At Atlanta (12/28): Tied for the team lead with a career-high seven tackles...NFC Wild Card vs. Arizona (1/3): Part of defense that set an NFL record for the fewest yards allowed in a postseason game with 78.

COLLEGE
Played in 47 games with 30 starts at San Jose State...Two-time all-conference selection twice led the team in interceptions...Finished career tied for first in school history with 14 interceptions...Totaled 214 tackles, one sack, 22 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...2013 (Sr.): First-team All-Mountain West Conference choice...Started 11 games...Paced the Spartans with five interceptions and 11 passes defensed...Equaled school record with an interception in four consecutive games, picking off a pass against San Diego State, UNLV, Wyoming and Colorado State...Registered 55 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery...2012 (Jr.): First-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection...Played in 13 games with eight starts...Ranked first in the conference and tied for second in the nation with seven interceptions to go along with four passes defensed...Posted 67 tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...Matched school record with three interceptions, all in the second half, against Louisiana Tech...Scored touchdowns on a 37-yard fumble return against New Mexico State and 47-yard interception return against Idaho...2011 (So.): Played in 10 games with two starts...Notched 18 tackles, one interception and three passes defensed...2010 (Fr.): Played in 13 games with nine starts...Compiled 74 tackles, one interception, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

PERSONAL
Attended Serra HS in Gardena, Calif....Majored in sociology at San Jose State...Name is pronounced Ben-ay Ben-WICK-urr-rhee.

TRANSACTIONS
Selected in the fifth round (148th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (5/10/14).

GP/GS
Career (10/6) [2/2]; 2014 (10/6) [2/2].

2014
Selected in the fifth round (148th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Played in 10 games with six starts and was inactive for six games...Posted 38 tackles, one interception, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two quarterback pressures...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...Started the last four games at left cornerback in addition to starting when the Panthers opened in a nickel defense versus Detroit (9/14) and versus Chicago (10/5)...Inactive with an ankle injury in Weeks 6-11...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Wild Card versus Arizona (1/3) and NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10)...Recorded three tackles and one pass defensed...At Tampa Bay (9/7): Recovered a fumble by Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey with 1:27 left in the game to seal the victory...At Minnesota (11/30): Forced a fumble by Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings...At New Orleans (12/7): Victimized Saints quarterback Drew Brees for first career interception, which led to a touchdown...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/14): Recovered a fumble by quarterback Josh McCown to stop a Buccaneers drive in Panthers territory...Vs. Cleveland (12/21): Joined wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, safety Tre Boston, wide receiver Philly Brown, linebacker Adarius Glanton, guard Andrew Norwell and guard Trai Turner as one of a team-record seven rookie starters...At Atlanta (12/28): Tied for the team lead with a career-high seven tackles...NFC Wild Card vs. Arizona (1/3): Part of defense that set an NFL record for the fewest yards allowed in a postseason game with 78.

COLLEGE
Played in 47 games with 30 starts at San Jose State...Two-time all-conference selection twice led the team in interceptions...Finished career tied for first in school history with 14 interceptions...Totaled 214 tackles, one sack, 22 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...2013 (Sr.): First-team All-Mountain West Conference choice...Started 11 games...Paced the Spartans with five interceptions and 11 passes defensed...Equaled school record with an interception in four consecutive games, picking off a pass against San Diego State, UNLV, Wyoming and Colorado State...Registered 55 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery...2012 (Jr.): First-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection...Played in 13 games with eight starts...Ranked first in the conference and tied for second in the nation with seven interceptions to go along with four passes defensed...Posted 67 tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...Matched school record with three interceptions, all in the second half, against Louisiana Tech...Scored touchdowns on a 37-yard fumble return against New Mexico State and 47-yard interception return against Idaho...2011 (So.): Played in 10 games with two starts...Notched 18 tackles, one interception and three passes defensed...2010 (Fr.): Played in 13 games with nine starts...Compiled 74 tackles, one interception, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

PERSONAL
Attended Serra HS in Gardena, Calif....Majored in sociology at San Jose State...Name is pronounced Ben-ay Ben-WICK-urr-rhee.

 

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