Earl Bennett is a retired NFL Wide Receiver who played six seasons with the Chicago Bears. Earl was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Earl was a major contributor to the Bears, playing a variety of wide receiver positions and starting many games throughout his career.
Earl was born in Birmingham, Alabama where he attended West End High School. He was a standout in football, basketball and baseball, earning All-State in football and All-Star Game Honors in baseball. Academically, Earl was inducted into the National Honor Society.
As a Vanderbilt University alumni, Earl holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education. Earl was voted All-SEC after three years of his career as a Commodore. He left Vanderbilt as the SEC All-Time Reception Leader (236) and tied for most touchdown catches in a game (5). He was inducted into the Southeastern Conference Legends in 2015 and Vanderbilt Hall of Fame in 2017. Earl was voted as the #7 Best Receiver in SEC History.
Earl is currently working on his PhD in Higher Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Houston. He is married to Rekeshia Bennett, and they have two beautiful children, Earl Jr. and Skylah. They currently reside in Houston, Texas.