Meet Bennett Fulper
This is part of a series of 2009 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 4. All answers are provided by the featured player.
Name: Bennett Fulper
Birthdate: July 26, 1990
Birthplace: Gretna, Va.
Hometown: Gretna, Va.
High School: Gretna High School
Bench max: 350
40-yard dash: 5.2
Runner-up: Virginia or Liberty
Other schools considered: James Madison, Appalachian State, Virginia Tech, William & Mary
Favorite NFL player: Peyton Manning
Favorite NFL team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite book: Meat Market by Bruce Feldman
Favorite TV show: SportsCenter
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite high school class: Math
Favorite thing about College Park: “I liked all the academic opportunities at Maryland and I like the football."
Other high school sports: Track and field (shot put and disc)
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, pickup basketball
Intended major: Engineering
Something that not many people know about you: “I like to play ping pong. [Maryland fans] probably don’t know that.”
Best football moment: “Winning the state championship last year. We beat Gate City.”
Role model: “Probably my father just because he’s a hard worker and has always been there for me. He pushes me to do well in everything I do.”
Why Maryland? “It’s a good football team and I really like the coaches. I felt I had a connection with all of them. And I really like the academic opportunities they had.”