Michael Bennett


Centerville, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 288


Michael Bennett


News and Notes From The Trenches

The offensive and defensive line positions have flip-flopped from 2012 in terms of experience


Buckeyes in pads for first time in 2013

The team held its third of 15 practices this spring in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center


Ohio State Spring Football Set to Kick Off

Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices


Postgame Notes From No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 20 Michigan

No. 4 Ohio State - 26, No. 20 Michigan - 21


No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 19/20 Michigan Game Notes

Buckeyes and Wolverines meet for the 109th time and for the 95th consecutive year


No. 3 Ohio State vs. Indiana

Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate senior day at the Shoe vs. B1G foe Indiana

Ohio State Overview: Michael Bennett is not only a key returnee along the defensive line, which lost all four of its 2012 starters, but he is expected to be a big play-maker ... the most experienced player on the defensive line, Bennett is a defensive tackle who has played in 21 games so far with one start; that coming in the season finale last year when team MVP John Simon couldn't play because of a knee issue ... Bennett was in on a career-high 42 plays from the line of scrimmage that day, and he was in on two tackles in the 26-21 win to cap a 12-0 season ... he missed the first four games of the season, but he played in the final eight games and ended up making 11 tackles ... he has 28 career tackles, including six tackles-for-loss (-28 yards) with four of those quarterback sacks ... his quarterback sack total trails only Ryan Shazier's eight sacks among returning Buckeyes ... Bennett played in all 13 games in 2011 as a true freshman ... he made 17 tackles in 2011, including 13 solos, from the defensive tackle position ... in limited playing time he finished tied for third on the team in tackles-for-loss with five ... his 27 TFL yards trailed only John Simon's 58 ... he had two TFLs, for minus-10 yards, among his season- and career-high five tackles at Nebraska ... he tied for second on the team with three quarterback sacks (vs. Akron, Nebraska and Indiana), a figure that trailed only Simon's seven.

More on Michael: Michael, who is majoring in consumer and family financial services, has been named an OSU Scholar-Athlete once ... in high school, Michael was a first-team Division I all-Ohio performer who played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... a two-time GWOC player of the year, he was a team captain for coach Ron Ullery's 2010 Centerville team that went 9-3 and reached the regional semifinals ... also competed in track and field ... Michael is the son of Connie and Mike Bennett.


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