Sam Bennett is in his second year with the Owls and serves as a graduate assistant on offense.
Bennett joined the Owls after working in private business for one year. He coached football, basketball and track at Scoggins Middle School in Frisco for one year after graduating from Texas Tech in December of 2010.
The son of former SMU head coach and current Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett, Sam Bennett was a two-year letterman at SMU as a deep snapper, earning All C-USA Freshman honors in 2006.
He graduated from Highland Park High School where he was a starter on the Scots' 15-0 state championship squad. He played on the offensive line, blocking for future Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford as well as handling the deep snapping chores.
Bennett is single and lives in Houston.
Blue Defeats Gray, 30-17, in Annual Spring Game
04/08/2016 - The Blue squad used big plays to down the Gray team, 30-17, in the annual Spring Game, Friday afternoon at Rice Stadium.
Opener Moves to September 1
04/08/2016 - The Rice Owls’ 2016 football season opener against defending Conference USA champion Western Kentucky has moved from Sept. 3 to Thursday,...
Owls Announce 2016 Honor Jerseys
04/07/2016 - Three current members of the Rice Owls will don new jersey numbers for the first time during Friday’s Blue-Gray game as they honor three past...
Okam Named Defensive Line Coach
03/29/2016 - Rice head football coach David Bailiff announced on Tuesday that former Houston Texans defensive tackle Frank Okam has been promoted to defensive...
Football Holds Second Scrimmage of the Spring
03/24/2016 - The Rice football team completed its second scrimmage of spring camp Thursday afternoon.
Rice and Houston Add Football Games in 2020 & 2021
03/21/2016 - The Rice Owls and Houston Cougars, who will resume their cross-town series in 2017 and 2018, have agreed to continue the series with games in 2020 ...
Football Holds First Scrimmage of the Spring
03/18/2016 - The Rice football team completed its first scrimmage of spring camp Friday afternoon.
Spring Practice Update: The Quarterbacks
03/18/2016 - With one week of practice in the books, RiceOwls.com visited with all three quarterbacks for the Owls for an update.
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