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Kyle Benn
Kyle Benn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edmonds, Wash.

High School:
O'Dea

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 300

Position:
C

Birthdate:
04/04/1979

Experience:
3V


Washington: Heads into the 2001 season as the starter at center for Washington ... the only returning starter on an offensive line that graduated six seniors in 2000 ... candidate for Academic All-American honors. 2000: Started at center in every game, extending his career streak to 22 consecutive games started ... one of three offensive linemen to start every game in the past two seasons ... helped Washington lead the Pac-10 in rushing for the second-consecutive season, with 211.7 yards per game ... a major reason Washington ranked 16th in the nation in per-game rushing average ... also led UW to a third-place conference finish in sacks against ... part of a Husky line that helped UW run for 245 yards in the second half of UW’s 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue, controlling the clock for 23:29 of the half ... helped the Huskies rush for over 300 yards in consecutive games for the first time since 1977 ... earned co-offensive MVP honor in Huskies’ 35-28 win over UCLA, as the team rushed for 349 yards ... the following week, made key blocks as UW rushed for 336 yards in 51-3 win at Washington State ... named co-offensive MVP in Huskies’ 44-20 win over Idaho, with Washington carrying 44 times for 254 yards ... also helped Huskies to rush for 211 yards against an Arizona defense that ranked sixth in the nation in rush defense (76.8 rush yards/game) entering the contest ... has led UW to a top-25 national ranking in rushing average in each of his two seasons as a starter ... a first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honoree ... earned postseason Coaches’ Award for outstanding contribution to the team. 1999: Started all 11 regular-season games in 1999 at center plus the Holiday Bowl … one of three offensive linemen to start every game for the Huskies … an honorable mention selection to the Pac-10 All-Academic team … named a co-winner of the KING-TV Most Improved Offensive Player Award at the annual team banquet … helped the Huskies to finish 21st in the nation and second in the Pac-10 in rushing with an average of 189.7 yards per game.1998: Earned his first letter ... played in every game except for Oregon State and USC games ... backup to Brad Hutt and Ben Kadletz at center. 1997: Redshirted the season.

High School and Personal: Born April 4, 1979 ... parents are Richard and Catherine ... has two younger brothers ... named to the Class AA all-state team by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (as a defensive lineman) and the Seattle Times and Associated Press (as an offensive lineman) ... captain of O’Dea team as a senior ... registered 31 tackles and caused two fumbles as a defensive tackle ... helped O’Dea to a 35-game winning streak during his career ... team won state championships as a sophomore and junior ... lettered in track as a junior and senior ... finished second in the Metro League in the shot put as a senior ... high school coach was Monte Kohler ... majoring in business.

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