Cedric Benson Biography – Cedric Benson Wiki
Cedric Benson born Cedric Myron Benson, was an American football running back. Benson was a four-year starter for the Texas Longhorns from 2001-04, racking up 67 touchdowns throughout his college career. He was the recipient of the 2004 Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top running back, and was also a consensus All-American in the same season.
He went on to play for eight years in the NFL after he was selected fourth overall in the 2005 Draft by the Chicago Bears. After three seasons with the Bears, he joined the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008, and retired from the NFL after playing with the Green Bay Packers in 2012.
After his career ended, Benson transitioned to business development with Gold Financial Services, according to the website for Benson’s charity. The charity, Nurturing Underprivileged Families Cultivating Educational Development — NUFCED — provides mentoring to children through school and community programs across Texas.
Cedric Benson Age
He was born on December 28, 1982, in Midland, Texas, United States. He died on August 17, 2019, in Austin, Texas. He was 36 years old.
Cedric Benson Death – Cedric Benson Motorcycle Accident
Benson died on August 17, 2019, in a motorcycle collision. He was 36. Hours before he died, he posted a photo of a BMW motorcycle on his Instagram story with the caption “My Saturday Evening.”
Following his death, the University of Texas football team tweeted, “Very sad day with the passing of Longhorn Legend Cedric Benson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and our community of lettermen. He will be missed.”
Very sad day with the passing of Longhorn Legend Cedric Benson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and our community of lettermen. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/7v7rJioFis
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) August 18, 2019
The Chicago Bears tweeted, “Our condolences to the friends and family of former Bears running back Cedric Benson, our 4th overall Draft pick in 2005 and member of the 2006 NFC Champions team.”
Our condolences to the friends and family of former Bears running back Cedric Benson, our 4th overall Draft pick in 2005 and member of the 2006 NFC Champions team. pic.twitter.com/vz10iCyhYe
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 18, 2019
Bengals president Mike Brown said in a statement, “Cedric was a fine football player for us. He played a principal role for several years here, including a couple of playoff runs. He was from Texas, and he showed his Texas toughness in leading us to a Division Championship in just his second season with us. His three consecutive 1000-yard seasons displayed the talent he possessed. Our organization is deeply saddened by his sudden and tragic passing. The Bengals extend our deepest condolences to Cedric’s family.”
Former Bengals running backs coach Jim Anderson said, “Once he bought into our system, he was like a flower. He just blossomed. He gave us an element we didn’t have. We had complementary guys, but Cedric gave us a missing element. He was a good man. He was one of my guys and it hurts. Life is too short.”
The Austin American-Statesman reported that Benson’s death came three days after he appeared in a Travis County courtroom and was found guilty of the lesser charge of obstruction of a passageway in connection to a 2017 drunken-driving arrest in downtown Austin. County Court-at-Law Judge Kim Williams sentenced Benson to two days in jail and credited him for the two days he served after his arrest. It was the third time Benson had faced charges for driving or boating while intoxicated. He never was convicted for any of those charges.
Cedric Benson Cause of Death
He died in a motorcycle collision.
Cedric Benson Family
Cedric Benson’s mother is named Jackqueline Benson. However, he grew up without a father. He has a brother named Dominic. His extended family included his grandmother, Bobbie Benson, who died in 2016 at age 73 in Waco, Texas.
Cedric Benson Wife, Married – Cedric Benson Girlfriend
“Cedric Benson was not married, and he didn’t have a wife nor are there many stories of him with girlfriends,” according to Heavy.
Cedric Benson Height
He stood at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) and weighed 227 lb (103 kg).
Cedric Benson Stats
During his eight-year NFL career that spanned from 2005-12, Benson played with the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, and Green Bay Packers. He compiled 1,600 carries for 6,017 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Cedric Benson Salary – Cedric Benson Net Worth
Information about Cedric Benson’s salary and net worth is being updated.
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