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Patrick Benoist

| | College: Vanderbilt
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2008 Season

In first full year as starter, Benoist put together a superb campaign at linebacker, finishing the year ranked among the Southeastern Conference's top tacklers … Started every game at weakside linebacker, concluding season with career highs in solo tackles (48), total tackles (109), tackles for loss (6.5) and defensed passes 5) … Second Team All-SEC pick by coaches and writers … Also concluded two QB sacks and a fumble recovery for the Commodore defense … Paced the Commodores in total tackles during the regular season … Consistent performer, providing at least five tackles in every game, topped by four double-digit tackle efforts … Named Walter Camp Foundation's National Defensive Player of the Week honors and added weekly recognition from league office after 15-tackle, 2-tackle for loss, 1-QB sack effort to spark Commodores' 24-17 early season win over nationally ranked South Carolina … In victory over Auburn, Benoist added 13 total tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss … Shared team defensive player of the week honors after both South Carolina and Auburn wins … Also had nine total tackles, including career-best seven solo stops, in narrow loss at Mississippi State … Had nine total tackles, a QB hurry and defensed pass in victory over Boston College in Music City Bowl.

2007 Season

Played in nine games as outside linebacker … After recovering from preseason foot injury, moved into starting role by midseason … Concluded season with four starts … Ended year with career single-highs of 18 solo tackles and 32 total tackles … Four-sack total tied for second among 'Dore defenders … Also credited with three quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and recovered fumble … First career start came against Georgia … Superb play in road win at South Carolina - four solo tackles, six total tackles, a QB sack and forced fumble - resulted in sharing team's Defensive Player of the Week honors … Also had sacks against Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee … First career fumble recovery came at Tennessee, resulting in Commodore field goal … Matched season high of six total tackles in Kentucky game … Had at least three tackles in final seven games.

2006 Season

A foot injury prematurely ended Benoist's promising true freshman year … Played in first seven games of season before sustaining the foot injury while covering opening kickoff of South Carolina contest … Injury kept Benoist out of uniform for final four games … Contributed 14 total tackles as No. 2 linebacker … Best performance - six solo stops, eight total tackles - came in win over Temple.

High School

Senior co-captain for USA Today's No. 1-ranked team in the nation … Two-year starter at linebacker, helping Dragons to 32-0 overall record and pair of Texas state titles … In three varsity season, Carroll went 47-1 … As senior, contributed 172 total tackles, 29 tackles for loss and three sacks … Named First Team 5A All-State and All-Region, and finalist for Jack Pardee Award, given to Texas' top prep linebacker … Invited to play in Texas-Oklahoma all-star game … National Honor Society member who earned school's Green Jacket Award for achievement in academics, leadership and citizenship.


Ronald Patrick Benoist … Son of Glenn and Tanya Benoist … Dad is in commercial real estate … Has an older brother, Jake, and younger sister, Caroline … Planning pre-medicine degree … Collects autographed NFL jerseys and enjoys hunting … Ten teammates are expected to sign I-A scholarships.


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