Chico Bennett, Jr.
LB

Chico Bennett, Jr.

LB

Class Fr.
Height 6-4
Weight 215
Hometown Ashburn, Va.
High School Battle Ground Academy (Tenn.)
Chico Bennett, Jr.

Biography

Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals … played final two prep seasons at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tenn. after spending first two high-school campaigns at Rock Ridge H.S. in Ashburn, Va. … was named first-team all-state as a junior in 2017 and is likely to become a two-time honoree when 2018 all-state teams are announced … earned first-team all-district and all-region recognition as a junior and senior … averaged 2.0 sacks per game as a junior and 1.0 sacks per contest as a senior … helped lead Battle Ground to a 12-3 record and appearance in Tennessee Division II Class AA state championship game as a senior … selected to participate in East vs. West Tennessee all-star game … four-year letterwinner and three-year starter across two schools … coached by Roc Batten (Battle Ground Academy) and Tony Talent (Rock Ridge) … also lettered in basketball and track … a member of a military family, Chico was born in Killeen, Texas and lived in Petersburg, Va., Germany, Leavenworth, Kan., Elizabethtown, Ky., Fairfax, Va. and Ashburn, Va. before moving away from home to attend Battle Ground Academy, a prestigious college preparatory school … is undecided on a major but aspires for a career in family therapy after football … father, Chico Sr., played football at Hawaii (1996-98) … mother, Marcie, played basketball at Texas State from (1992-97) … uncle, Leon Moore, played football at Tennessee State (1963-66) and went on to play three seasons in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams (1967-69).