|No. 63, 78|
|Born:||December 10, 1955|
St. Paul, Minnesota
|Died:||August 19, 2019 (aged 63)|
Long Prairie, Minnesota
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|NFL Draft:||1978 / Round: 3 / Pick: 60|
|Player stats at PFR|
Barry Martin Bennett (December 10, 1955 – August 19, 2019) was an American football defensive lineman who played eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the New Orleans Saints (jersey #63), New York Jets (jersey #78) and the Minnesota Vikings (jersey #78). He attended and played football at Concordia College, where he was coached by Jim Christopherson.
Bennett and his wife Carol were found shot to death at their Long Prairie, Minnesota home on August 21, 2019. A friend went to check on them after phone calls and texts had gone unanswered since the day prior. Investigators determined that the couple was killed on August 19; Carol was shot multiple times in the back and torso, while Barry was shot multiple times in the head and torso.
On August 23, the couple's son, 22-year-old Dylan Bennett, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, without premeditation, in connection with the killings. He is believed to have taken his mother's car and traveled to Columbus, Ohio, from where he boarded a flight to Cancun, Mexico. Barry had told the Todd County Sheriff's Office in December 2018 that Dylan had expressed thoughts about killing his parents while being treated at a mental health facility. Dylan was arrested in Cancun on August 24.
- "Barry Bennett Stats". Pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
- "Former NFL player, wife found dead in Long Prairie home; police search for known suspect". Star Tribune. 2019-08-23.
- "Son charged in death of ex-NFL lineman Bennett, wife". Associated Press. 2019-08-23.
- "Son of ex-NFL player accused of murdering parents arrested". Associated Press. 2019-08-24.
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