2022 was a magical season for the Benedict Tigers. It was their best ever. Coach Chennis Berry led his team to a perfect 10-0 regular season, and then a victory in the SIAC Championship Game. The perfect season, however, ended in the first round of the NCAA Division Two Playoffs.
The Tigers have 17 starters returning, including their top two running backs in Zaire Scotland and Deondra Duehart, known in the program as Thunder & Lightening. They do have to replace their two quarterbacks from last season. The defense, which allowed just over 13 points per game last season, will be keyed once again by the league’s defensive player of the year by DT Loobert Denelus who had 13 sacks and 18 tackles for loss last season.