In the News: Bennett ’06 Highlighted in Business Insider

by Sharon Sanders

Business Insider included Maurice Bennett ’06 in its “36 Best Football Players on Wall Street,” noting that “during his senior year at Lafayette, he received every Division I-AA All-America honor possible.”

Bennett is vice president, healthcare equity trader, at Credit Suisse. He is also founder and CEO of Greenwood Capital Investments. At Lafayette, he was a Leopards linebacker, team co-captain his senior year, and signed as a rookie free agent for the Chicago Bears for three months.

The Pards won the Patriot League Championship in 2004 and 2005 with Bennett leading in tackles. He was named a first-team All-Patriot League selection in 2004, Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2005, and was awarded the Otis Ellis ’89 Scholar-Athlete Award.

“Athletics and academics were equally important to me,” says Bennett, an economics and business graduate. “If you come in and you’re successful, you can do anything. I saw the successful people at Lafayette and thought, ‘why not me?’

“I decided to be a winner, in class and on the field. Now, I don’t feel like there’s anything I can’t do.”

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