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.”