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Cedric Benson
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Benson with the Bengals in 2011
No. 32
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1982-12-28)December 28, 1982
Midland, Texas, U.S.
Died: August 17, 2019(2019-08-17) (aged 36)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Midland (TX) Lee
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Third-team All-Big 12 (2001)
  • Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2001)
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2002)
  • 2× First-team All-Big 12 (2003, 2004)
  • Doak Walker Award (2004)
  • Consensus All-American (2004)
  • AT&T ESPN All-American Player of the Year (2004)


  • Ed Block Courage Award (2010)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts: 1,600
Rushing yards: 6,017
Rushing touchdowns: 32
Receptions: 120
Receiving yards: 833
Receiving touchdowns: 1
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Cedric Myron Benson (December 28, 1982 – August 17, 2019) was an American football running back. He played college football for the University of Texas. He was recognized as All-American for his good college performance. He 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 17, 2019, Benson and a female passenger were killed in an overnight motorcycle crash with a minivan on RM 2222 in Austin, Texas. Benson and the passenger were found dead at the scene, and two passengers in the minivan were injured.

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