Ben Poynter
Ben Poynter

Arlington, Texas

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Height / Weight:
6-4 / 295



Junior (2006): A second-team All-Conference USA selection by the media and the Houston Chronicle... An honorable mention pick by the league coaches... Repeated as winner of the Charles H. Trigg Blocking Award recognizing SMU's top lineman on the season, sharing the honor with Caleb Peveto... Named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List... Blocked for an SMU offense that tallied 325 points, the third-most ever in a season at SMU... Started all 12 games at center... Member of the C-USA Honor Roll; Sophomore (2005): Won the Charles H. Trigg Blocking Award recognizing SMU's top lineman on the season... Started all 11 games at center... Assisted on one tackle against Texas A&M... A member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll; Freshman (2004): Co-winner of the James Bradley "New Mustang" award for consistent play along with Caleb Peveto and Wilton McCray... Emerged as a solid player along the line, supplanting Darrin Johnson at left tackle for the season's last four games... Started five games and appeared in all 11... Awarded a scholarship prior to the season; 2003: Redshirt; Prep: Selected first-team All-District and second-team All-Area as a senior... A two-year letterwinner for Coach Eddie Peach... Recorded 150 career pancake blocks... Team went 11-2 and reached the state quarterfinals in 2002... Also considered TCU and Penn; Personal: Son of Peggy and Jim Poynter... Has two brothers, Justin and Michael... Cousin of SMU lineman Tommy Poynter... Graduated in four years with a 3.2 GPA from the Cox School of Business with a degree in real estate finance... Is believed to be the first ever SMU football player to matriculate directly to the MBA program while still playing... Will be part of the PMBA program... Interned for Trammell Crow during the summer of 2007, working on various commercial real estate projects... Plans to attend law school.

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