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Bene Benwikere
CB #25
Height:
6-0
Weight:
185
Age:
23
College:
San Jose St.
Hometown:
Gardena, Calif.
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
23
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 23 17 6 0.0 0 6 1 0 -- 0 0 1 2
2014 CAR 8 4 23 17 6 0.0 -- 6 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

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Bio

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

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).

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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  • Panthers Insider: Young and very bright

    (1:54) Posted Dec 11, 2014

    Secondary has made strides in recent weeks thanks to the infusion of young, energetic players like Bene Benwikere and Tre Boston.

  • Panthers Insider: Coming out swinging

    (2:39) Posted Dec 8, 2014

    The Panthers showed they still have some fight left in them, ending a six-game losing streak by playing together as a team and blowing out the Saints on their home field.

  • Bene Benwikere interception

    (1:19) By NFL.com - Posted Dec 7, 2014

    Cornerback snares pass by Saints quarterback Drew Brees for first career pick, which Panthers converted into a touchdown.

  • Panthers Insider: Big opportunity within reach

    (2:06) Posted Dec 4, 2014

    Several of the youngest Panthers will get a chance to earn some valuable playing time during the final four games.

  • Rookies get in Halloween spirit

    (2:49) Posted Oct 21, 2014

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