Ja'Whaun Bentley
Ja'Whaun  Bentley


Glenarden, Md.

High School:
DeMatha Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 260



Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.


Spring Football Update - Day Eight

The linebackers took their turn talking to the media on Thursday.


Purdue Falls to Central Michigan 38-17

Boilermakers fail to get their first 2-0 start since 2007.

2014: Started all 12 games … finished the season with 76 tackles, 43 solo and 3.5 for loss, three fumble recoveries, one PBU and one interception … started first collegiate game at outside linebacker, recording five tackles, 2 unassisted, and one PBU against Western Michigan on Aug. 30 … recorded four solo tackles and first career interception for 44 yards against Central Michigan on Sept. 6 … made nine tackles, two solo, and an assist on TFL against No. 11 Notre Dame … had seven tackles, five solo, and first career fumble recovery against Southern Illinois on Sept. 20 … made three tackles against Iowa on Sept. 27 … recorded seven tackles, two solo, at Illinois on Oct. 4 … started at inside linebacker following defensive injuries, made a career-high seven solo tackles against No. 8 Michigan State on Oct. 11 … had five tackles, two solo, and one fumble recovery at Minnesota on Oct. 18 … recorded a career-high 11 tackles, six solo, and one TFL at No. 17 Nebraska on Nov. 1 … had four solo tackles against No. 25 Wisconsin on Nov. 8 … made three tackles, two solo, one TFL and a fumble recovery against Northwestern on Nov. 22 … matched career-high 11 tackles, six solo, at Indiana on Nov. 29 … named to the ESPN.com True Freshman All-America Team and the USA TODAY Sports Freshman All-America team.

High School:
Four-year letter winner ... three-star prospect by 247, ESPN, Rivals and Scout ... two-time first team all-metropolitan as a junior and senior ... two-time first team all-conference as a junior and senior ... two-time first team all-state as a junior and senior ... first team All-Washington Area Catholic Conference (WCAC) as a senior ... played in Offense-Defense 2014 All-American Bowl ... recorded 10 sacks and one forced fumble as a freshman ... recorded 116 tackles and 6.0 sacks as a junior ... 113 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and one interception returned for a TD as a senior ... team won WCAC championship senior year ... high school coach was Elijah Brooks.

Personal: Given name is Ja'Whaun Louis Bentley ... born Aug. 24, 1996 ... majoring in business ... enjoys singing and basketball.