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|Position:||Guard / Offensive tackle|
|Born:||April 25, 1985|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||315 lb (143 kg)|
|High school:||Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha Catholic|
|NFL Draft:||2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 177|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Jacob David Bender (born April 25, 1985) is a former American football guard and offensive tackle. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nicholls State University.
Bender is being brought up on multiple drugs and weapons charges after the police searched his home and found marijuana, oxycodone and numerous weapons, according to The Baltimore Sun.
In 2004 Bender took over as the starting left tackle at Nicholls State, started every game during his career and became an All-Southland Conference selection. In the 2005 season Bender started every game and became an All-Southland Conference first-team and All-Louisiana second-team selection after allowing only 1.5 sacks, 76 pancake blocks, and 8 touchdown resulting blocks. In his final season of 2006, Bender was once again named to the All-Southland Conference and All-Louisiana teams after recording 87 pancake blocks, 8 touchdown resulting blocks and 0 sacks allowed.
New York Jets
Bender was drafted by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He was active for two games for the Jets in the 2007 season, and was waived by the team on August 30, 2008.
New England Patriots
San Francisco 49ers
New York Giants
After being cut by the 49ers on September 5, 2009, Bender was signed to the New York Giants practice squad on September 16. On January 5, 2010 Bender was signed to a reserved/future contract. On September 4, 2010, Bender was waived by the Giants.
New Orleans Saints
Bender was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad on September 13, 2010.
Bender was signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad on November 23, 2010.
On December 29, 2010, Bender was signed by the Panthers to their practice squad. His contract was extended on January 14, 2011. He was cut on September 3, 2011.
- "Edgewater native hopes to turn life around on football field, return to NFL". capitalgazette.com. April 14, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2014.