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Bennie Fowler
Bennie Fowler

Hometown:
Bloomfield, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Country Day

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 212

Position:
WR

Experience:
4L


04/27/2014

2013 Spartan Football Awards Banquet Recap

All-American Darqueze Dennard voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.

04/27/2014

Winningest Senior Class Honored At Spartan Football Awards Banquet

Michigan State's 2013 senior class helped the Spartans to a record of 42-12 since 2010, including three consecutive postseason bowl victories.

03/20/2014

Spartans Honored at State Capitol

Spartans recognized for winning the 100th Rose Bowl Game.

03/11/2014

Spartans Hold Annual Pro Day

Seventeen former Spartans, including 15 seniors from the 2014 Rose Bowl Championship team, audition in front of NFL scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Building.

02/07/2014

Four Spartans Selected to Participate at 2014 NFL Scouting Combine

Max Bullough, Darqueze Dennard, Bennie Fowler and Isaiah Lewis attempt to improve their stock for the upcoming NFL Draft.

12/07/2013

Michigan State vs. Ohio State

Michigan State vs. Ohio State

11/02/2013

Michigan @ Michigan State

Michigan @ Michigan State

10/12/2013

Michigan State vs. Indiana

Michigan State takes on Indiana at home

10/05/2013

Michigan State vs. Iowa

Michigan takes on Iowa on the road

09/14/2013

USATSI Gallery: Michigan State vs. Youngstown State - 09/14/13

USATSI Gallery: Michigan State vs. Youngstown State - 09/14/13

Career Stats | Bio (PDF)
Game-by-Game Statistics: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013


CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner had 93 receptions for 1,341 yards (14.4 avg.) in 44 career games, including 15 starts . . . closed his career tied for 16th in MSU history with 11 touchdown receptions . . . also had 16 rushes for 102 yards (6.4 avg.) and one TD . . . finished career with 1,779 all-purpose yards (1,341 receiving; 336 kick return; 102 rushing).

2013 SEASON (SENIOR): Led team in receiving yards (622) and touchdown receptions (6) . . . ranked third on the team with 36 receptions . . . ranked second on the team with 10 catches of 20-plus yards . . . ranked tied for 10th in the Big Ten with six TD catches . . . 26 of his 36 catches (.722) resulted in either a first down or touchdown . . . led team with 97 receiving yards on just two catches in MSU's 24-20 victory over No. 5 Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game; his 37-yard reception late in the second quarter to the Cardinal 3-yard line set up the Spartans' second touchdown of the game . . . on the second play from scrimmage in the third quarter, broke several tackles and raced 60 yards to the Stanford 15-yard line, which set up Michael Geiger's 31-yard field goal that tied the game at 17 . . . hauled in three receptions for 29 yards in the Big Ten Championship Game against No. 2 Ohio State . . . had two catches for 99 yards at Northwestern, including an 87-yard TD reception from Connor Cook in the second quarter that tied for the fourth-longest reception in MSU history . . . had two catches for 29 yards at Nebraska . . . led team with six catches for 75 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown reception, in win over No. 23 Michigan . . . had two catches for 40 yards at Illinois, including a 29-yard TD reception from Cook . . . did not play vs. Purdue (hamstring) . . . had a 34-yard TD reception against Indiana, with 30 yards coming after the catch . . . hauled in a career-high nine catches for 92 yards, including a 37-yard TD from Cook, at Iowa . . . had three receptions for 39 yards at No. 22 Notre Dame . . . had two catches for 39 yards vs. Youngstown State, including a 17-yard TD reception; also had a 17-yard rush against the Penguins . . . hauled in three catches for 34 yards, including a team-high 26-yard reception, in the season opener vs. Western Michigan.

2012 SEASON (JUNIOR): Led the team in receiving yards (524) and ranked second in receptions (41) . . . led team with four touchdown catches . . . had seven catches of 20-plus yards, tied for first on the team . . . recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game with 101 yards on seven catches, including a 41-yard TD reception, at Minnesota . . . had three receptions for 31 yards vs. Northwestern . . . had three catches for 28 yards vs. No. 21 Nebraska . . . led the team with six receptions for 48 yards, including the game-winning 12-yard TD catch, in the overtime victory at Wisconsin . . . caught two passes for 59 yards at No. 23 Michigan, including a 45-yard reception . . . had four receptions for 57 yards, including the game-winning touchdown on a 36-yard pass from Andrew Maxwell in the fourth quarter, in MSU's comeback win at Indiana . . . caught two passes for 46 yards, including a 35-yarder, vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . had four catches for 19 yards vs. Eastern Michigan . . . recorded a career-high eight receptions for 99 yards, including a 7-yard TD catch, at Central Michigan . . . had two catches for 36 yards against No. 24 Boise State.

2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Only saw action in five games due to a foot injury . . . had two catches for 20 yards and one rush for 6 yards . . . had two receptions for 20 yards against Minnesota . . . recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter against Wisconsin, giving the Spartans a 23-14 lead in MSU's eventual 37-31 victory over the fourth-ranked Badgers . . . saw his first action of the season in the Michigan game; had one rush for 6 yards against the Wolverines.

2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games in 2010 . . . multi-dimensional threat finished sixth on the team with 573 all-purpose yards . . . had 14 receptions for 175 yards (12.5 avg.) . . . 12 of his 14 catches came over the last six games of the season (for 146 yards) . . . averaged 8.9 yards per rush (7 attempts for 62 yards) . . . returned 15 kickoffs for 336 yards, averaging a team-best 22.4 yards per return . . . his 336 kickoff return yards ranked second on the team, behind Keshawn Martin . . . accounted for a career-best 161 all-purpose yards vs. No. 15 Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl . . . caught two passes for 56 yards against the Crimson Tide and scored MSU's only touchdown on a 49-yard reception from Keith Nichol in the fourth quarter . . . returned four kickoffs for 105 yards vs. Alabama, including a season-long 39-yarder . . . earned his first career start at No. 18 Iowa with Martin sidelined with an Achilles injury and produced 105 all-purpose yards . . . with the injury to Martin, he assumed an increased role during the second half of MSU's comeback victory at Northwestern, scoring on a 22-yard reverse in the third quarter and hauling in a 21-yard pass from Aaron Bates on a fake punt to keep a fourth-quarter TD drive alive as MSU pulled to within a field goal.

2009 SEASON: Redshirted . . . sat out the entire 2009 season with a stress fracture in his foot.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 72) . . . rated among the nation's top wide receivers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 80) . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 15), Rivals.com (No. 15), The Detroit News (No. 16) and Detroit Free Press (No. 16) . . . named to the Detroit Free Press All-State Team (Division 4) . . . honorable mention all-state selection as an all-purpose player by the Associated Press . . . selected to the All-County Dream Team by The Oakland Press and All-North Team by The Detroit News . . . two-year starter for Coach Dan MacLean at Detroit Country Day High School in Beverly Hills, Mich., helping the Yellow Jackets advance to the 2008 Division 4 state championship game . . . accounted for 1,478 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior . . . had 32 receptions for 683 yards (21.3 avg.) and six TDs in 2008 . . . rushed 52 times for 455 yards (8.8 avg.) and eight TDs as a senior . . . contributed 16 tackles, including three sacks, and three pass break-ups in 2008 . . . returned five punts for 218 yards (43.5 avg.), including an 80-yarder for a score vs. Dearborn . . . also returned five kickoffs for 122 yards (24.4 avg.) . . . produced 160 all-purpose yards (11 rushes for 76 yards and 5 catches for 84 yards) vs. Holland Christian in the 2008 state championship game . . . accounted for 265 all-purpose yards and scored three rushing TDs vs. Muskegon Heights in the state semifinals . . . caught four passes for 109 yards and a score vs. Ottawa Hills, including a 73-yard grab . . . had 12 receptions for 265 yards (22.1 avg.) and four TDs as a junior . . . sidelined for five games during the 2007 campaign with a broken collarbone . . . caught 44 career passes for 903 yards (20.5 avg.) and 10 TDs . . . rushed 58 times for 542 career yards (9.3 avg.) and nine TDs . . . won the Oakland County 100-meter and state long jump titles in 2008 . . . member of the Yellow Jackets' 2007 state championship basketball team . . . son of Bennie Fowler Jr. and Teresa Gueyser . . . born June 10, 1991 . . . majoring in economics.

FOWLER'S CAREER HIGHS
Catches: 9, vs. Iowa (10/5/13)
Receiving Yards: 101, vs. Minnesota (11/24/12)
TD Catches: 1, 11 times (last vs. Northwestern, 11/23/13)
Rushing Yards: 22, vs. Northwestern (10/23/10)
Kickoff Return Yards: 105, vs. Alabama (1/1/11)
All-Purpose Yards: 161, vs. Alabama (1/1/11)

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