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RAJAAN BENNETT
Running Back    5'11"    210

McEachern HS    Powder Springs, Ga.


HIGH SCHOOL

Elected senior captain... Three-year letter winner who started at running back as junior and senior... Rushed for 1,857 yards and 28 TDs on 236 carries as senior, helping McEachern to undefeated regular season and first round of state playoffs... Also posted one TD catch... One of Georgia's most highly decorated seniors, earning state's AAAAA Offensive Player of the Year and first team AAAAA All-State RB status by sportswriters and Atlanta Journal-Constitution... Played in Georgia North-South All-Star Game... As junior, had 1,001 rushing yards and 12 TDs in just seven games... Also earned three letters in track.

PERSONAL

Rajaan Jhakari Bennett... Son of Narjaketha Bennett and the late Charles Bennett... "RB"... Born Oct. 20, 1991... Oldest of four siblings: brother, Desy; sisters, Narcharlette and Taelor... Mom is a customer service representative... Involved in FCA activities at school.

HEAD COACH KYLE HOCKMAN

"As a running back, he's one of the very best I've ever coached. He's a very powerful, slashing-type runner who breaks a lot of tackles. He also has really quick feet, but his trademark is turning a 6-yard gain into a 15-yarder.

"I'm sure you want to talk about Rajaan on the football field, but I promise he's a better person than he is player. He has a great head on his shoulders, a guy that has been the man in his household for quite a while, yet still worked to maintain a solid GPA in class and become such a great player.

"Rajaan is both humble and hard working. He's a guy that is very respected by his teammates and the McEachern community. I think the world of this young man."



Photo Credit: Marietta Daily Journal


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