#19 Ricky Bennett
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Huntsville, Texas
High School: Huntsville HS
Experience: Redshirt

NEW MEXICO: Brings athleticism to the defensive back position after a productive offseason conditioning program ... possesses the size to be a run stuffer but still fast enough to cover in the secondary ... just needs to continue to learn the scheme and gain experience in live situations ... has a good nose for the football.

2013: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letter winner who played on both sides of the ball for coach Shane Martin ... was the Hornets’ leading tackler and named the District 18-4A Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... rushed 21 times for 203 yards and caught 12 passes for 230 yards, scoring 15 touchdowns (13 rushing, two receiving) on offense ... added a 42-yard punt return for a score ... notched 72 tackles out of the secondary and intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown ... Huntsville went 7-4 in 2012 and advanced to the Texas State 4A Division II playoffs ... was named second-team All-District at cornerback during his junior season after recording 65 tackles and two interceptions ... earned honorable mention All-District at both wide receiver and corner as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 21, 1994 ... mother is Roshanda Elder.