Leeman Bennett

2020 Honorees

 

leeman-bennettLeeman Bennett (born June 20, 1938) is a former American football coach who served at both the collegiate and professional levels, but is most prominently remembered as head coach of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A native of Paducah, Kentucky, Bennett graduated from the University of Kentucky, playing at both quarterback and defensive back under head coach Blanton Collier for three seasons beginning in 1958. During Collier’s final season with the Wildcats in 1961, Bennett began his coaching career by serving as an assistant coach with the team.

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