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. 

Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett (80) catches a touchdown pass in front of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas (29) during the second half at Heinz Field. The Bears won the game, 40-23. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Nov 19, 2005; Earl Bennett #10 makes a 31-yard reception as he made three receptions in the Commodores game winning drive, and scored the game winning touchdown. Commodores 28 Volunteers 24. Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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.