Darren Bennett

Our Technical Director is a punting Pioneer that began the Australian migration into The NFL and NCAA . He is credited with introducing the Drop Punt into the American game in NFL Europe in 1995 and the NFL in 1997. In 1993 he retired from an Injury plagued 12 year Aussie Rules career and went to a tryout with the San Diego Chargers. This lead to an 11 year NFL career with the Chargers (1994 -2003) and Minnesota Vikings (2004-05). Darren was selected to 2 Pro Bowls, The NFL Team of the Decade in the 1990’s, The 1996 All Madden Team and The San Diego Chargers 40th and 50th All Time Teams as well as finishing his Career with the Chargers records in punts and punt yards in a game, season and career. In 2012 Darren was enshrined into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame and Ring of honor