Carol Bennett used to be married to former NFL player, Barry Bennett -who played for the New York Jets. The longtime couple was found dead in their rural Minnesota home.
Carol’s husband, a former NFL lineman played college football at Concordia College in Minnesota, and went onto play 11 seasons in the NFL, including six seasons with the Jets from 1982 to 1987.
Bennett was a first-team all-American in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and a member of The Associated Press’s Little All-America team. He was an N.A.I.A. wrestling champion in 1975 and 1976, and an N.C.A.A. Division III champion in 1977.
Barry was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft in 1982, 60th overall, by the New Orleans Saints.