2006: Senior Bennett Hoefer is expected to again see action on special teams and as a reserve free safety for the 2006 Bears ... The former walk-on earned a scholarship for his final season at the end of fall camp.
2005: Saw action in 10 games as a sophomore to receive second letter ... Registered two assisted tackles (vs. No. 2 Texas and Oklahoma State) on year ... Second-team Academic All-Big 12 performer ... Played 63 snaps, 42 of which were on special teams ... Spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member.
2004: The redshirt freshman earned his first varsity letter for his play on special teams ... Appeared in five games for 19 plays but did not record any statistics.
2003: Walk-on sat out his true freshman season as a redshirt ... Named to both the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Henry Clay High School, Lexington, Ky. ... Three-year letterwinner as a defensive back helped the Blue Devils to three consecutive district runner-up finishes, three straight playoff trips and a 21-9 overall record ... Team captain as a senior when he earned first-team all-city honors ... Was an honorable mention all-district selection as a sophomore ... Recorded eight interceptions as a prep ... Also lettered twice in baseball ... First-team all-district second baseman as a junior ... National Honor Society member was also an active student council member ... Played for coach Sam Simpson at the Class 4A school.
Personal: The son of Larry and Kathy Hoefer, Robert Bennett Hoefer was born April 2, 1985, in El Paso, Texas ... His father, Larry, is in his fourth year as BU's safeties coach ... Brother, Tyler, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, is a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps ... Business major.