As a rookie last year, Bennifield appeared in four games completing 18 of 33 passes for 180 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Most of his stats came in his only start, a 50 to 35 victory over the New York Streets where he was 16 of 30 for 171 yards with four touchdowns.
A native of Lovejoy, GA, Bennifield (6’2”, 210 lbs.) graduated in 2017 from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga, signed a National Football League contract and went to minicamp with the New Orleans Saints.
Prior to joining the Pirates in 2018, he signed with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football and took part in their quarterback showcase. He also played in Jacksonville, FL, playing in the Your Call Football League where fans call the plays.
Bennifield played 32 games at Tennessee-Chattanooga where he completed 64 percent of his passes (227 of 356) for 2,863 yards with 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also ran 589 times for 145 yards and scored seven rushing touchdowns.