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Benny Sapp III



Experience: 1 year

Height: 5-11

Age: 23

Weight: 200 lbs

College: Northern Iowa


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Signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2023…Appeared in 54 games during his collegiate career, playing in all 30 games with 29 starts in three seasons (2020-22) at Northern Iowa and appearing in 24 games in two seasons at Minnesota (2018-19)…Registered 138 tackles (83 solo), 1½ tackles for a loss, nine interceptions, 16 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at Northern Iowa…Started all 11 games for the Panthers in 2022, posting a career-high 53 tackles (29 solo), four INTs (tied for team lead), six passes defensed and a forced fumble…Earned third-team FCS All-America honors from The Associated Press and second-team All-America recognition from STATS Perform and the American Football Coaches Association…Earned first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference recognition and was the first Panther to be named to the watch list for the 2023 Reese's Senior Bowl…Registered three tackles (all solo) and an INT at Western Illinois (Sept. 24)…Posted an INT for the second straight week and added four assisted tackles vs. Indiana State (Oct. 1)…Recorded two tackles (both solo) and an INT vs. Utah Tech (Oct. 15)…Registered a season-high eight tackles (six solo) and a forced fumble at Southern Illinois (Oct. 29)…Posted seven tackles (four solo) and an INT vs. South Dakota State (Nov. 5)…Played in all 12 contests with 11 starts in 2021, finishing with 52 tackles (32 solo), a tackle for a loss, a team-best four INTs and a career-best seven passes defensed…Ranked No. 3 in the conference in INTs and earned second-team All-MVFC honors from Phil Steele's College Football…Posted a career-high nine tackles (six solo) and an INT at Sacramento State (Sept. 11)…Registered a career-high two INTs (for 43 yards) vs. St. Thomas (Sept. 18)…Matched his career best with nine tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed at North Dakota State (Oct. 9)…Started all seven games during the 2020 season that was played in the spring of 2021 due to COVID-19, recording 33 tackles (22 solo), a shared tackle for a loss, an INT, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery…Posted a season-high seven tackles (three solo) and a fumble recovery in the season opener vs. South Dakota State (Feb. 19)…Registered five tackles (all solo) and his first career INT vs. Missouri State (March 20)…Saw action in 11 games for the Gophers in 2019 and posted a solo tackle at Fresno State (Sept. 7)…Played in all 13 contests as a true freshman at Minnesota in 2018, finishing with seven tackles (two solo)…Posted an assisted tackle in his collegiate debut vs. New Mexico State (Aug. 30)…Recorded two tackles (one solo) at Illinois (Nov. 3)…Earned his degree in liberal arts…Was limited to just two games due to injury as a senior in 2017 at Eden Prairie (Minn.) High School and missed his entire junior campaign in 2016 due to injury…Was coached at Eden Prairie by Mike Grant, the son of Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant…Attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) for his first two years of high school…His father, Benny II, played cornerback in the NFL for eight seasons, appearing in 110 games with 27 starts during his time in the league with Kansas City (2004-07), Minnesota (2008-09, 2011) and Miami (2010-11)…Given name Benjamin Lee Sapp III; born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.