Name: Tyler Bennett
Position: Midfielder
Sport: Soccer
Discipline(s): 7 A Side Soccer
Classification: FT7
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
DOB: 6/27/1992
Birthplace: Wadsworth, Ohio
Hometown: Wadsworth, Ohio
High School: Wadsworth High School (Wadsworth, Ohio) ’11
College: University of Akron ’17, Exercise Science, Clemson University ‘19, Sport and Recreation Management
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 7th
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, group stage
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 6th
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Top Finish: 5th – 2017
Personal: Son of Doug and Lori…Has one sister, Jordan…Was 12 years old when a blood vessel ruptured in his head that required brain surgery...Resulted in paralysis on the left side of his body…First competed for the United States in 2011 as part of the Copa America Cup team… Participated in a Clemson University soccer residency program…Was the first athlete to ever receive an academic Paralympic soccer scholarship…Hobbies include playing FIFA, fishing, soccer, basketball, paintballing, working out, coaching, kayaking, writing, listening to music, reading, fishing, shooting, camping, rock climbing, traveling and bike riding with friends.