Chicago Bears, NFL
- Current tight end for the Chicago Bears
- Freshman All-American honors from Sporting News (2005)
- John Mackey Award semifinalist (2006)
- Second-team All-Big 12 selection (2006)
- Tied the Texas A&M school record for most receptions by a tight end with 105
- First Texas A&M athlete since 1969 to letter in both football and basketball (2005)
Martellus Bennett is a current tight end for the Chicago Bears. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Martellus finished his rookie season with 20 receptions for 283 yards and four touchdowns. He spent the next three seasons with the Cowboys before joining the New York Giants for the 2012 season. Prior to his professional career, Martellus was a football standout at Texas A&M University. In his freshman season at Texas A&M, he caught 18 passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns, earning freshman All-American honors from Sporting News. In his sophomore season, he was named one of eight semifinalists for the John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation's top tight end, after recording 38 catches for 497 yards and three touchdowns. On October 28, 2006, he had a career-high 133 yards and two touchdowns on five catches against Baylor and was named the Mackey Award Player of the Week after the game. Martellus finished his sophomore season with All-Big 12 Second Team honors. In his junior season, he made 49 receptions for 587 yards and four touchdowns. In his three seasons at Texas A&M, he caught 105 passes for 1,246 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 105 receptions equal the school record of most receptions by a tight end. Martellus also played basketball for Texas A&M for two seasons under head coach Billy Gillispie, but decided to focus on football in January 2007. In the 2005–2006 season, he became the first Texas A&M athlete since 1969 to letter in both basketball and football.