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Bill Bentley
CB #28
Height:
5-10
Weight:
182
Age:
24
College:
Louisiana-Lafayette
Hometown:
Pahokee, FL
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
29
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 44 33 11 0.0 0 5 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 DET 13 5 29 20 9 0.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 DET 4 3 15 13 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 MIN W 34-24 3 2 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @ARI L 21-25 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @WAS W 27-20 1 1 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 CHI W 40-32 4 2 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @GB L 9-22 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @CLE W 31-17 5 2 3 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 CIN L 24-27 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 DAL W 31-30 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @CHI W 21-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @PIT L 27-37 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 TB L 21-24 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 GB W 40-10 3 2 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @PHI L 20-34 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 BAL L 16-18 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 NYG L 20-23 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @MIN L 13-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:

  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round (85th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

PRO: Third-round pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2012 NFL Draft who saw limited playing time in his rookie season due to injury.

2012: Earned opening day start at left cornerback but was placed on Reserved/Injured list before his promising rookie season got going, missing the final 11 games of the season. Registered 15 tackles (13 solo) before his injury.

  • Recorded his first-career NFL tackle in the Lions’ 27-23 win against the St. Louis Rams (9/9).
  • Inactive in Week 2 at San Francisco (9/16).
  • Returned to action in Week 3 at Tennessee (9/23), finishing the game tied for a team-high with six tackles (five solo).
  • Finished fifth on the team in total tackles with five (four solo) in Week 4 vs. Minnesota (9/30). Part of a Lions secondary defense that allowed just 100 net passing yards against the Vikings. It was the lowest team passing output the Lions allowed since they yielded just 56 yards at Cleveland October 23, 2005.
  • Finished with three solo tackles before leaving the game with a shoulder injury in Week 6 at Philadelphia (10/14).
  • Inactive in Week 7 at Chicago (10/22).
  • Inactive in Week 8 vs. Seattle (10/28) with a shoulder injury.
  • Inactive in Week 9 at Jacksonville (11/4) with a shoulder injury.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured and missed the remainder of the season.

COLLEGE: Bentley started 45 of 48 games at Louisiana-Lafayette, ranking fifth in school history among defensive backs with 232 tackles (183 solo). He finished his career with 1.5 sacks for minus 12 yards and 13 stops for losses totaling 54 yards. His seven career interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns, set a school and Sun Belt Conference career-record and also tied for first among active NCAA Football Bowl Sub-division palyers.

2011:Named First Team All-Sun Belt and participated in the 2011 Senior Bowl. Started all 13 games at cornerback as a senior and was named Second Team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association.

  • Finished fifth on the team with 71 tackles (53 solo) and added 5 tackles for loss.
  • Collected six pass breakups and nine passes defended.
  • Recorded three interceptions, returning two for touchdowns (38 yards at Oklahoma State, 41 vs. Nicholls State), and also forced two fumbles.

2010: Started 11 games at cornerback as a junior. Ranked fourth overall, second among defensive backs, in tackles.

  • Led all players in solo stops and was second in breakups.
  • Made at least four tackles in 10 games during the season.

2009: Named All-Sun Belt honorable mention and ranked fourth on the team with 58 tackles (49 solo).

  • Had three interceptions for 93 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown vs. North Texas.

PERSONAL: Attended Pahokee High School, helping his team win three Florida Class 2A state championships. Tallied six interceptions and led all defensive backs with 25 tackles his senior year.

  • Earned All-State Second Team honors as a senior.
  • Son of Andrea Bentley.

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