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Bill Bentley
CB #28
Height:
5-10
Weight:
188
Age:
25
College:
Louisiana-Lafayette
Hometown:
Pahokee, FL
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

TCKL
6
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 44 33 11 0.0 0 5 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 DET 13 5 29 20 9 0.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 DET 4 3 15 13 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Third-round pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2012 NFL Draft who saw limited playing time in his rookie season due to injury. Possesses the ability to fill multiple roles in the secondary with a specialization in the nickel slot.

MANE FACTS

  • First name is Dwight, but is commonly referred to as “Bill.” Family called him “Bill” after “Little Bill” character on Nickelodeon.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on November 1, 2012.
  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round (85th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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. Possesses the ability to fill multiple roles in the secondary with a specialization in the nickel slot.

2013: Played in 13 games (five starts), totaling 28 tackles (19 solo), five pass defenses and one special teams tackle as the Lions’ nickel corner.

  • Recorded two tackles (one solo), one pass defense and one special teams tackle in Week 1 vs. Minnesota (9/8).
  • Posted five tackles (four solo) in Week 2 at Arizona (9/15).
  • Registered one solo tackle and one pass defense in Week 3 at Washington (9/22).
  • In Week 4 vs. Chicago (9/29), had four tackles (two solo) and one pass defense.
  • Posted two solo tackles, including one tackle for loss in Week 5 at Green Bay (10/6).
  • Tallied five tackles (two solo) and one pass defense in Week 6 at Cleveland (10/13).
  • Assisted on one tackle in Week 7 vs. Cincinnati (10/20).
  • In Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27), logged two solo tackles for loss.
  • Inactive for Week 10 at Chicago (11/10) and Week 11 at Pittsburgh (11/17).
  • Recorded one solo tackle in Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/24).
  • In Week 13 vs. Green Bay (11/28), had three tackles (two solo) and one pass defense.
  • Had one solo tackle in Week 14 at Philadelphia (12/8).
  • Had one quarterback hit in Week 15 vs. Baltimore (12/16).
  • Registered one solo tackle prior to exiting Week 16’s game vs. New York Giants (12/22) with an injury.
  • Inactive in Week 17 at Minnesota (12/29).

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.

  • Recorded his first-career NFL tackle in the Lions’ 27-23 win against the St. Louis Rams (9/9).
  • Returned to action in Week 3 at Tennessee (9/23), finishing the game tied for a team-high with six tackles (five solo).
  • Finished fifth on the team in total tackles with five (four solo) in Week 4 vs. Minnesota (9/30). Part of a Lions secondary defense that allowed just 100 net passing yards against the Vikings. It was the lowest team passing output the Lions allowed since they yielded just 56 yards at on Cleveland October 23, 2005.
  • Finished with three solo tackles before leaving the game with a shoulder injury in Week 6 at Philadelphia (10/14).
  • Inactive in Week 7 at Chicago (10/22), Week 8 vs. Seattle (10/28) and Week 9 at Jacksonville (11/4) with a shoulder injury.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on November 1 and missed the remainder of the season.

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 players.

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.

  • Earned All-State Second Team honors as a senior.
  • Son of Andrea Bentley.

BENTLEY’S SINGLE-GAME BESTS

  • Tackles: 6 at Ten 9/23/12
  • Pass Defenses: 1 (five times) Last vs. GB 11/28/13

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