Bené Benwikere – Football – SJSU Athletics

    at san jose state: completed four seasons with the spartans…47 career games played and 30 starts…one of only six spartan defensive backs in the over 125 years of high school football history to receive all-conference first-team honors more than once in a college career… shares san jose state records for career pass interceptions (14) , consecutive games with a pass interception (4) and a record three interceptions in a single game … sixth on the school’s career list for interception return yards with 213 … a cornerback from the athletic conference of the west of the first team of 2012…first san jose state player honored by the walter camp football foundation when he was named national player defensive player of the week for games ending november 24, 2012…says his name ben-ay ben-wick-urr-rhee. 2013: First-team all-mountain west defensive end…leads team with five interceptions…led all-mountain west and was tied for 6th nationally in passes defensed (five interceptions and 11 break passes). ups) … tied for 17th nationally and was fourth in the conference with his five interceptions … played and started 11 games … missed hawai’i game (10/5) due to because he experienced concussion-like symptoms from the utah state game… tied the san jose state record for consecutive games with an interception intercepting a pass in colorado, wyoming, unlv and san diego state games …fifth on team in tackles with 55…four passes defensed in sacramento state win (8/29), season-high, with one interception and three pass breakups…invited to play in the 2014 east-west shrine game.

    2012: first-team all-wac defensive back…two-time wac defensive player of the week…walter camp football foundation and football performance awards college national defensive player of the week vs louisiana tech (11/24)…tied for third nationally and wac leader in interceptions (0.53/game) with his seven on the season…played in 13 games and started eight times…started the year at defensive back in nickel coverage…started the last seven games of the season and was an impact player…finished the season with 67 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries…46 of his tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, six of his interceptions, both fumble recoveries and a blocked punt came in the last seven games…tied a school record with three interceptions, all in the second half of the victory of the technology of the uisiana … scored touchdowns on a 37-yard fumble recovery against new mexico state (10/11) and a 47-yard interception return against idaho (3/11) … scored his career high single game career with 11 tackles in utsa win (10/20)…had a pair of 2.0 tackles for losing games in utsa and byu? (11/17).

    2011: played 10 games and started in wins over hawai’i (10/14) and idaho (11/5)… saw most of his action at cornerback . .credited with 18 tackles and had at least one stoppage in nine of the 10 games he played…five season-high tackles and the game-ending pass breakup against hawai’i…his only assisted tackle for loss it was at louisiana tech (10/29)…he came up with a pass interception on brigham young (10/8).

    2010: played all 13 games and started nine times…started in second game of the season…in his first start, credited with eight tackles and a forced fumble vs. #11-wisconsin (9/11)…one of six freshmen in the 2010 draft class to start at least nine games…fourth on team with 74 tackles… season high with 10 tackles vs fresno state (10/23)…nine tackles and one forced fumble vs louisiana tech (11/27)…team leading tackler in nevada (9/10) with 8.0 stops…interception sealed win over southern utah (9/18).

    High School: An all-state and all-cif calhi sports first team selection to serra high from gardena, calif., (coach scott altenberg)…team won the 2009 c.i.f. division iii state championship…credited with 65 tackles, 5 breakups, and 5 interceptions in 2009…card winner in three sports played basketball and was a sprinter and jumper in track…played eight-man football as a freshman at view park high in los angeles.

    more about benÉ: majored in sociology…selected in the fifth round of the 2014 carolina panthers draft (148th overall pick) and one of two spartans selected in the draft of that year’s nfl…played for four nfl teams (carolina, 2014-16; dallas, 2017; arizona and oakland, 2018) over five seasons and appeared in 54 games…was on the reserve list of injured from the carolina panthers for super bowl 50 in nearby santa clara, california… likes to bowl… cousin of former nfl cornerback and san jose state all-wac christopher owens. .. the Fontana, Calif., native was born on September 3, 1991.

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