Cornelius Bennett was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the second pick of the 1987 NFL Draft. The 1987 draft class was deemed the "Year of Linebacker", but Bennett was considered to stand "head-and-shoulders above the rest." Bennett was Alabama's highest draft selection since quarterback Joe Namath went 12th overall in 1965, and as of 2015, remains the highest selected Crimson Tide defender ever. In the NFL, Bennett's talent at the left outside linebacker position helped the teams he played for to five Super Bowl appearances (four with Buffalo and one with Atlanta). In his 14 NFL seasons, he recorded 711/2 sacks, 7 interceptions, 112 return yards, 31 forced fumbles, 27 fumble recoveries, 78 fumble return yards, and three touchdowns (one interception, one fumble return, and one blocked field goal return). At the time of his retirement, Bennett's 27 defensive fumble recoveries were the third most in NFL history.
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