|Born:||December 28, 1982|
Midland, Texas, U.S.
|Died:||August 17, 2019 (aged 36)|
Austin, Texas, U.S.
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||227 lb (103 kg)|
|High school:||Midland (TX) Lee|
|NFL Draft:||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4|
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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.
References[change | change source]
- "Former Longhorns RB Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle accident, reports say". sportsday.dallasnews.com. August 18, 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
- Falcon, Russell; Prendergast, Matthew (August 17, 2019). "Former Texas RB Cedric Benson killed in west Austin motorcycle crash". KXAN-TV. Retrieved 2019-08-18.