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Benny Cunningham
RB #36
Height:
5-10
Weight:
217
Age:
25
College:
Middle Tennessee State
Hometown:
Nashville, TN
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014):

CAR
66
YDS
246
AVG
3.7
TDS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 113 507 4.5 56 4 51 411 8.1 19 1 4 3
2014 STL 16 2 66 246 3.7 20 3 45 352 7.8 19 1 2 2
2013 STL 14 0 47 261 5.6 56 1 6 59 9.8 18 0 2 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 MIN L 6-34 5 21 4.2 7 0 4 30 7.5 12 0 -- --
2 @TB W 19-17 6 15 2.5 11 0 1 4 4 4 0 -- --
3 DAL L 31-34 9 29 3.2 7 0 1 5 5 5 0 -- --
5 @PHI L 28-34 7 47 6.7 14 1 3 24 8 12 0 -- --
6 SF L 17-31 7 21 3 5 1 2 12 6 6 0 -- --
7 SEA W 28-26 2 3 1.5 5 0 5 46 9.2 18 1 -- --
8 @KC L 7-34 4 27 6.8 18 0 1 8 8 8 0 -- --
9 @SF W 13-10 4 10 2.5 8 0 3 38 12.7 17 0 -- --
10 @ARI L 14-31 4 12 3 5 1 2 16 8 12 0 -- --
11 DEN W 22-7 2 7 3.5 6 0 4 31 7.8 12 0 -- --
12 @SD L 24-27 4 18 4.5 8 0 2 11 5.5 7 0 -- --
13 OAK W 52-0 2 3 1.5 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @WAS W 24-0 3 20 6.7 20 0 5 28 5.6 15 0 -- --
15 ARI L 6-12 2 4 2 4 0 3 23 7.7 19 0 -- --
16 NYG L 27-37 1 -1 -1 -1 0 2 19 9.5 11 0 1 1
17 @SEA L 6-20 4 10 2.5 6 0 7 57 8.1 14 0 1 1

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent (4/30/13).

PRO: Third-year pro has competed in 30 games with two starts as a Ram...set career marks in receiving yards and kickoff return yards with 352 receiving yards and 963 kickoff return yards in 2014...also led the NFC in average yards per retrun with 27.5 aver- age yards per return in 2014.

2014 SEASON: Finished the season with a single-season high 352 yards receiving and 963 kickoff return yards...at Philadelphia (10/5): Saw action at running back and kick returner...led the team in rushing with seven carries for 47 yards and one touch- down....also caught three passes for 24 yards...and returned five kicks for 126 yards...amassed 197 all purpose yards on 15 touches...vs. Seattle (10/16): Made his first career start at running back...led the teams in receptions and receiving yards with five for 46 and one touchdown...notched a 75-yard kickoff return, the longest kickoff return for the Rams since former Rams’ WR Danny Amendola returned a kickoff for 84 yards (12/16/2010)...the return is tied for fifth longest in Rams history since 2000...at San Francisco (11/2): Saw action at running back and kick returner...led the Rams in receptions and receiving yards with three for 38...also returned three kickoffs for 78 yards...at San Diego (11/23): Saw action at running back and kick returner...ran the ball four times for 18 yards...recorded two receptions for 11 yards...returned five kickoffs for 133 yards...at Seattle (12/28): Saw action at running back and kick returner...led the Rams in receptions and yards with seven catches for 57 yards...carried the ball four times for 10 yards...returned three kickoffs for 80 yards.

2013 SEASON: Played in 14 games...rushed 47 times for 261 yards and one touchdown...caught six passes for 59 yards... also saw action on kickoff returns... vs. Jacksonville (10/6): Saw action on offense and special teams...rushed four times for 13 yards...returned two kickoffs for 52 yards, including a long of 32 yards...at Indianapolis (11/10): Saw action on offense and special teams...rushed seven times for a team-leading and personal best 72 yards...included a career long rush of 56 yards...vs. Chicago (11/24): Saw action on offense and special teams...notched his first 100-yard game of his career, rushed 13 times for 109 yards, an 8.4-yard average...tallied his first career touchdown on a 9-yard rush.

COLLEGE: Second team All-Sun Belt Conference as a senior...twice named SBC Offensive Player of the Week as a senior... named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List...Honorable Mention All-SBC Freshman Team by the league’s beat writers...played in just five games as a senior and rushed for 600 yards and 11 touchdowns...was leading SBC in rushing and scoring when he suffered a season-ending injury in the team’s sixth game...appeared in 37 games with the Blue Raiders.

PERSONAL: TSWA All-State and the Region Player of the Year as a high school senior after setting school records in single- season rushing yards (1,744), career touchdowns (60), touchdowns in a game (five), touchdowns in a season (29)...participated in numerous community events, including the United Way Kickoff for Charity Luncheon and Motion for Kids Holiday Party...he also supports the Christian Community Services program in Nashville, Tenn...CCSI provides the resources, tools and encouragement to move from government dependency to self-sufficiency through its financial literacy programs: Mentoring Toward Independence, monthly Basic Financial Training workshops and monthly THDA Home Buyer Education workshops.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent (4/30/13).

PRO: Third-year pro has competed in 30 games with two starts as a Ram...set career marks in receiving yards and kickoff return yards with 352 receiving yards and 963 kickoff return yards in 2014...also led the NFC in average yards per retrun with 27.5 aver- age yards per return in 2014.

2014 SEASON: Finished the season with a single-season high 352 yards receiving and 963 kickoff return yards...at Philadelphia (10/5): Saw action at running back and kick returner...led the team in rushing with seven carries for 47 yards and one touch- down....also caught three passes for 24 yards...and returned five kicks for 126 yards...amassed 197 all purpose yards on 15 touches...vs. Seattle (10/16): Made his first career start at running back...led the teams in receptions and receiving yards with five for 46 and one touchdown...notched a 75-yard kickoff return, the longest kickoff return for the Rams since former Rams’ WR Danny Amendola returned a kickoff for 84 yards (12/16/2010)...the return is tied for fifth longest in Rams history since 2000...at San Francisco (11/2): Saw action at running back and kick returner...led the Rams in receptions and receiving yards with three for 38...also returned three kickoffs for 78 yards...at San Diego (11/23): Saw action at running back and kick returner...ran the ball four times for 18 yards...recorded two receptions for 11 yards...returned five kickoffs for 133 yards...at Seattle (12/28): Saw action at running back and kick returner...led the Rams in receptions and yards with seven catches for 57 yards...carried the ball four times for 10 yards...returned three kickoffs for 80 yards.

2013 SEASON: Played in 14 games...rushed 47 times for 261 yards and one touchdown...caught six passes for 59 yards... also saw action on kickoff returns... vs. Jacksonville (10/6): Saw action on offense and special teams...rushed four times for 13 yards...returned two kickoffs for 52 yards, including a long of 32 yards...at Indianapolis (11/10): Saw action on offense and special teams...rushed seven times for a team-leading and personal best 72 yards...included a career long rush of 56 yards...vs. Chicago (11/24): Saw action on offense and special teams...notched his first 100-yard game of his career, rushed 13 times for 109 yards, an 8.4-yard average...tallied his first career touchdown on a 9-yard rush.

COLLEGE: Second team All-Sun Belt Conference as a senior...twice named SBC Offensive Player of the Week as a senior... named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List...Honorable Mention All-SBC Freshman Team by the league’s beat writers...played in just five games as a senior and rushed for 600 yards and 11 touchdowns...was leading SBC in rushing and scoring when he suffered a season-ending injury in the team’s sixth game...appeared in 37 games with the Blue Raiders.

PERSONAL: TSWA All-State and the Region Player of the Year as a high school senior after setting school records in single- season rushing yards (1,744), career touchdowns (60), touchdowns in a game (five), touchdowns in a season (29)...participated in numerous community events, including the United Way Kickoff for Charity Luncheon and Motion for Kids Holiday Party...he also supports the Christian Community Services program in Nashville, Tenn...CCSI provides the resources, tools and encouragement to move from government dependency to self-sufficiency through its financial literacy programs: Mentoring Toward Independence, monthly Basic Financial Training workshops and monthly THDA Home Buyer Education workshops.

 

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