Earned his bachelor's degree in agriculture and life sciences in May, 2011.
2010 (Junior): Returned to the team to make an appearance in all 13 games after not being on the squad during the 2009 season ... collected seven total tackles, including a pair of solo stops ... made his lone sack of the campaign during the regular season finale at Texas.
2009: Was not on the team.
2008 (Freshman): Battled his way into the rotation at tight end as a redshirt freshman ... earned starting nods against Kansas State and Texas ... performed well as a blocking tight end.
High School: Earned all-state honors after a strong senior season at Plano West. Bass was on the TSWA second team and honorable mention all-state by the APSE ... Member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Super Team (second-team offensive line) ... Earned all-District 9-5A honors as an offensive lineman ... Rated No. 53 in the state by Rivals.com (No. 26 defensive end in the nation) ... Rated No. 34 in the state by Scout.com (No. 34 defensive end in the nation) ... Rated No. 37 in the Southwest Region by SuperPrep ... All-Region by PrepStar ... coached by Mike Hughes.
Personal: Benjamin Joseph Bass is the son of B.J. and Annie Bass of Plano, Texas ... born Oct. 12, 1989 ... has earned his bachelor's degree in agriculture and life sciences major.