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Dallas Cowboys vs St. Louis Rams
Dallas Cowboys Martellus Bennett (80) makes a catch for a touchdown in front of St. Louis Rams Pisa Tinoisimoa in the fourth quarter at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on October 19, 2008. St. Louis won the game 34-14. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Martellus Demond Bennett (born March 10, 1987 in Alief, Texas) is an American football tight end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football at Texas A&M.

Bennett played football and basketball at Alief Taylor High School in Alief, Texas. He was a three-year starter and two-time All-District and All-Greater Houston selection at tight end. As a sophomore, he averaged 12.4 yards per catch. During his junior year, he grabbed 13 catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns. In his senior year, he caught a team-high of 42 catches for 487 yards and six touchdowns, earning first-team Class 5A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association. He also averaged 23 points and 8.2 rebounds per game as a senior in basketball.

As a college football prospect in his senior year of high school, Bennett was a five-star recruit ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 1 tight end and No. 8 best player in the 2005 prospect class. He was recruited by Texas A&M, Duke, Kansas, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, and Texas. Although originally committed to play for Miami, he chose to sign a National Letter of Intent to play for Texas A&M.

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