Cedric Benson Biography

Cedric Benson (Cedric Myron Benson) was an American football running back who played college football for the University of Texas, and was recognized as a consensus All-American.

Benson was drafted by the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) fourth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft, and also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers. On August 17th, 2019, he was reportedly killed in a motorcycle accident in Austin, Texas.

Cedric Benson Age

Benson was born on December 28, 1982 in Midland, Texas, United States. At the time of his death on August 17, 2019, Benson was 36 years old.

Cedric Benson Family

Benson was the cousin of, Aaron, who played linebacker for the University of Texas from 2010–2013, but gave up the sport in his redshirt senior year.

Cedric Benson Death | Cedric Benson Cause of Death

Benson was killed on August 17, 2019, in an overnight motorcycle accident on RM 2222 in Austin. Cedric and an unidentified woman, also on Benson’s motorcycle, were pronounced dead at the scene.

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Cedric Benson Illness

Benson had coeliac disease and attributed his adoption of a gluten-free diet to giving him more energy.

Cedric Benson Net Worth

Benson had an estimated net worth of $85 Million which he had earned from his career as a footballer.

Cedric Benson Education | Cedric Benson Early Life

Benson attended Abell Junior High School in Midland, Texas where he began to emerge as a football stand-out in the eighth grade under Coach Chris McKinney. He then attended Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas, and finished his career with 8,423 rushing yards (the most in Texas 5A history, largest classification at the time, and the fourth most in Texas high school football history).

Benson led his team to three consecutive State Championships, and rushed for a total of 15 touchdowns in the three championship games. He rushed for more than 1,900 yards in only 9 games. Benson rushed for over 3,500 yards (51 touchdowns)his junior year in an undefeated State and National Championship season.

Benson was the first high school player to ever make the cover of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football annual magazine. He was also a center fielder on the baseball team. As a senior, in District 4-5A games, Benson hit .361 with 4 home runs and 14 RBIs.

Cedric Benson News

Former No. 4 overall pick RB Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle crash

Former Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson died late Saturday night, according to a report from the Austin American-Statesman’s Tony Plohetski.

Benson, 36, was involved in a motorcycle crash with a minivan in northwest Austin, where he played college football at Texas, that left him and one other dead plus two others injured.

Law enforcement agencies reported that the crash took place at 10:22 p.m. when a motorcycle hit a white minivan that was pulling out onto the roadway. According the the Austin-Travis County EMS, there were a “vehicle and person on fire.”

By Sunday morning, news of Benson’s death had spread across social media. His former coach at Texas, Mack Brown, responded to an Instagram post, saying, “We lost a great one way too soon. #RIP” while Benson’s relative Dominic posted to Facebook, “No no no no no no God no!!!! Why him man!!!!! Not Ced man”

Two days before his death, Benson appeared in a Travis County court room, where he pled guilty to misdemeanor drunk-driving charges that dated back to February 2017. He previously was charged with boating while intoxicated in May 2008 and driving while intoxicated in June 2008, although grand juries declined to charge him in both cases. There are no reports yet on whether either driver was intoxicated during Saturday’s crash.

Benson last played in the NFL in 2012, appearing in five games for the Green Bay Packers. He played eight years in the NFL after being selected fourth overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2005 draft. His most successful years came with the Bengals, when he eclipsed 1,000 yards three times from 2009-11.

Benson was a star at Texas, where he eclipsed 1,000 yards all four years and accumulated 2,013 total yards his senior year. He was Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2001, a two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection, a consensus All-American in 2004 and the 2004 Doak Walker Award winner, given to the top running back in the nation.

 Source: https://sports.yahoo.com

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