Veteran offensive lineman who is in his sixth year with the Huskies after being granted an extra year of eligibility after an injury-filled career... Part of a UConn offensive line that returns all five starters from the last four games of 2012.
2012: Was finally healthy in 2012 and started all 12 games at left tackle....Was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic team.
2011: Played in three games and made his first career starts vs. Iowa State (Sept. 16) and Buffalo (Sept. 24) ... Also played vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 10) ... Season ended with knee injury ... Was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic team.
2010: Saw playing time in four games at the beginning of the season ... limited playing time due to thumb surgery and a knee sprain.
2009: Missed the entire season after suffering a knee injury in preseason camp ... Was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
2008: Redshirted ... Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Rutgers game (Oct. 18).
High School: A 2007 all-state selection at the AAA level ... Named first-team All-Metro by the Washington Post in both 2007 and 2006 when he was one of just two juniors on the first-team ... A unanimous first-team all-district selection in both 2006 and 2007 on offense and once on defense ... Helped team to first playoff berth since 2000 ... Did not allow a sack in his career ... Captained both the school's football and basketball teams ... An Honor Roll student.
Personal Profile: James Norman Bennett ... Born on June 22, 1990 ... An accounting major.