PRO: Third-round pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2012 NFL Draft who saw limited playing time in his rookie season due to injury.
2012: Earned opening day start at left cornerback but was placed on Reserved/Injured list before his promising rookie season got going, missing the final 11 games of the season. Registered 15 tackles (13 solo) before his injury.
COLLEGE: Bentley started 45 of 48 games at Louisiana-Lafayette, ranking fifth in school history among defensive backs with 232 tackles (183 solo). He finished his career with 1.5 sacks for minus 12 yards and 13 stops for losses totaling 54 yards. His seven career interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns, set a school and Sun Belt Conference career-record and also tied for first among active NCAA Football Bowl Sub-division palyers.
2011:Named First Team All-Sun Belt and participated in the 2011 Senior Bowl. Started all 13 games at cornerback as a senior and was named Second Team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association.
2010: Started 11 games at cornerback as a junior. Ranked fourth overall, second among defensive backs, in tackles.
2009: Named All-Sun Belt honorable mention and ranked fourth on the team with 58 tackles (49 solo).
PERSONAL: Attended Pahokee High School, helping his team win three Florida Class 2A state championships. Tallied six interceptions and led all defensive backs with 25 tackles his senior year.
Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham credits the Lions improved size for their play against the run this year
Second-year cornerback Bill Bentley has a tough task trying to contain talented Packers slot receiver Randall Cobb
Experience is such a valuable commodity in the NFL and defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham is seeing the benefits of that with LB DeAndre Levy
Former WR Herman Moore talks with CB Bill Bentley about his first two games of the 2013 season and the Lions' Week 3 match-up at Washington.
CB Bill Bentley on getting back on the field after his mild concussion. LB Tulloch on returning to Tennessee. DE Kyle Vanden Bosch on rebounding from the 49ers loss.