Cedric Benson, Former NFL Player, Dies At 36 – Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, Texas Longhorns star, died in a motorcycle crash Saturday night in Austin, Texas.
Cedric Benson, Former NFL Player, Dies At 36:
Cedric Benson played for the Longhorns from 2001 to ’04, rushing for a total of 5,540 yards, ranked ninth in NCAA history. He was the only player in school history to rush for at least 1,000 yards in four seasons and was inducted into the university’s Hall of Honor in 2014. He was drafted No. 4 overall by the Chicago Bears in 2005, and also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers over his eight-year NFL career.
Cedric Benson posted a photo of a motorcycle on Instagram with the caption : “MY SATURDAY EVENING” with a series of heart emojis following.
Cedric Benson Cause Of Death:
On August 17, 2019, Benson and a lady passenger were dead when his motorcycle crashed with a minivan on RM 2222 in Austin, Texas. Benson and the woman were pronounced dead at the scene, and two passengers in the minivan were injured.
The legend NFL player and one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA Cedric Benson passed away in the former motorcycle accident at age 36.
“Cedric was not just a client, he was my friend,” Benson’s attorney, Sam Bassett, issued the following statement on Benson’s passing Sunday. “He was immensely talented and fierce on the football field yet most have no idea the difficulties he overcame to achieve what he did. Though imperfect in some respects, once Cedric was your friend you understood how kind, sensitive and loyal he was as a man. He was like a younger brother or nephew to me. I will miss him very much.”
“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,” the Chicago Bears tweeted Sunday.
“He was as good as you’ll ever see as a football player and as tough as they come,” said Cincinnati Bengals President Mack Brown, under whom Benson, was a key player in the Longhorns’ resurgence. “But what I’ll remember most is what a special, special person he was. We always enjoyed talking with him because he was such a bright and unique guy. There will never be another one like him, and he will be dearly missed by so many. It’s just heartbreaking, but we feel very fortunate to have had him in our lives.”
“Very sad day with the passing of Longhorn Legend Cedric Benson,” the University of Texas football team tweeted. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and our community of lettermen. He will be missed.”
RIP Cedric Benson:
Saddened by the reports on the passing of Cedric Benson. We’ve coached a lot of tough players but none were tougher than Cedric. He was a true spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family on this sad day. pic.twitter.com/6afR0AFiJW
— Mack Brown (@CoachMackBrown) August 18, 2019
RIP Cedric Benson. Legend. pic.twitter.com/9iIQK8OlPA
— Laces Out (@LacesOutShow) August 18, 2019
It’s been a rough day for everyone who knew & loved Cedric Benson. Still can’t believe it. He was a great man & an incredible running back. He made me a better football player & for that I am forever grateful. Truly heartbroken over his death. Rest in peace Ced. We love you. 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/Txeo7pFakP
— Thomas Q. Jones (@thomasqjones) August 19, 2019