Awards and Honors
Third-Team All-Big 12 – Phil Steele (2013)
College Football News HM All-America All-Sophomore team (2013)
Ray Scott Outstanding Offensive Skill Player Award (2013)
Dury Moss Award Winner - Team's Outstanding Newcomer (2012)
Went down with a season-ending knee injury on the first offensive series of the season-opener vs. North Dakota State … enters senior season with 68 catches, 908 yards and 11 TDs in his career.
Emerged as ISU’s big-play receiver, leading the team in catches (48), receiving yards (676) and TD catches (9) … named to the College Football News’ Honorable Mention All-America All-Sophomore team … named Third-Team All-Big 12 by Phil Steele … earned the Ray Scott Award for outstanding offensive skill player … his nine TD catches tied the ISU single-season school record and ranked third in the Big 12 and 30th nationally … posted three multi-TD catch games (Iowa-3, Oklahoma State-2, West Virginia-2) to tie an ISU single-season record … had 386 yards after catch (57.1 pct. of his receiving yards), the ninth-best total in the Big 12 ... tallied career highs in receptions (7), receiving yards (146) and TD catches (3) vs. Iowa … one of only seven players in school history with three or more TD catches in a game … posted 137 yards receiving vs. Texas on five catches … caught a 97-yard TD pass vs. Texas, which broke ISU’s record for longest pass play in school history and tied the Big 12 mark … it is the second-longest play from scrimmage in school history and the longest play from scrimmage in Jack Trice Stadium history … it was the longest play from scrimmage in the Big 12 and the third-longest pass play in FBS in 2013 … scored a pair of TDs on four catches vs. Oklahoma State … tied a career high with seven catches and had 93 yards receiving and two TDs at West Virginia … posted three scoring plays of 60 yards or longer (97 vs. Texas, 67 vs. Iowa, 62 vs. West Virginia) … only player on offense to start all 12 games.
Received Dury Moss Award, which is given annually to the team's outstanding newcomer ... finished season with 20 catches for 232 yards and two touchdowns … first career catch was 13-yarder against Western Illinois … had four catches for 62 yards at Oklahoma State and four more receptions for 44 yards against Oklahoma … had TD receptions at Texas and against West Virginia.
Redshirted first season at Iowa State.
Three-star recruit ... ranked 83rd among class of 2011 wide receivers by Rivals.com ... chose Iowa State over offers from Cincinnati and Louisville ... four-year letterwinner at Manatee High School ... helped lead Manatee to a 13-1 record his senior season and a state semifinals appearance ... caught 70 passes for 1,225 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior ... also had 16 carries for 134 yards and three touchdowns for the Hurricanes ... Class 5A second-team all-state as a junior ... also earned first-team all-area honors ... caught 46 passes for 800 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior ... caught six passes for 79 yards in state championship game as a junior ... also competed in basketball and track ... state finalist in the high jump as a junior ... coached by Joe Kinnan.
Born Sept. 13, 1991 ... son of Tiffany Bennett ... liberal studies major.