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Charles Henry "Chuck" Bennett (August 9, 1907 – June 9, 1973) was an American football player and coach. He played halfback for the Indiana University football team from 1926 to 1928 and won the 1928 Chicago Tribune Silver Football trophy as the most valuable player in the Big Ten Conference. He also played professional football for the Portsmouth Spartans from 1929 to 1931 and for the Chicago Cardinals in 1933. After retiring as a football player, Bennett was a high school coach and athletic director from 1934 to 1966. Bennett was born in Linton, Indiana and attended Linton High School. He led the school to two consecutive state football championships and was unanimously selected as an all-state halfback both years. He reportedly "built up his strong physique by hard work in the coal mines." After graduating from Linton High School, Bennett enrolled at Indiana University where he played halfback for the Indiana Hoosiers football team from 1926 to 1928. During this time, he was five feet, nine inches tall and one hundred and ninety three pounds. As a freshman in 1926, Bennett scored two touchdowns in the season opener against DePauw.