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

New Mexico: Tall safety who is good against both the run and the pass ... one of several freshmen in 2014 that saw plenty of action ... a very good tackler ... a 2015 Spring Camp Hard Hat winner ... a 2014 Mountain West All-Academic selection ... a 2014-15 Lobo Scholar-Athlete.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman Season):  Played in 11 games, all as a reserve safety, but was in the regular rotation the entire season ... also played on special teams ... only missed the Arizona State game ... recorded 28 tackles on the season, 12 of which were solo ... had a career-high eight tackles in a 21-9 win over UTSA ... added six tackles against Utah State, including a season-high four solos ... had three tackles against Boise State.

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 ... is undecided on a major ... mother is Roshanda Elder.