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SportEx-Bears, Longhorns RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

18:15  18 august  2019
18:15  18 august  2019 Source:   thebiglead.com

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Former Chicago Bears running back and Texas Longhorns legend Cedric Benson has reportedly died in a motorcycle accident in Austin, Texas that also claimed the life of an unnamed woman. The first official word of the accident came from Benson 's brother, Dominic

Cedric Benson , the running back the Bears drafted fourth overall in 2005, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night. He was 36. 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.

Former Chicago Bears running back and Texas Longhorns legend Cedric Benson has died in a motorcycle accident in Austin, Texas that also claimed the life of an unnamed woman.

Ex-Bears, Longhorns RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident© Getty Getty

The first official word of the accident came from Benson's brother, Dominic, who posted the following on Facebook.

Benson rose to prominence at the University of Texas, where he finished as the sixth-leading ground gainer in NCAA history with 5,540 rushing yards, and the second-leading rusher in Texas history, trailing only Ricky Williams. In his senior year, he won the 2004 Doak Walker Award and, along with quarterback Vince Young, led the Longhorns to victory in the Rose Bowl over the Michigan Wolverines.

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Former Bears running back Cedric Benson has died in a motorcycle accident in Austin, Texas. According to a news report by CBS Austin, Benson was one of two people who died in a collision between a minivan and a motorcycle at 10:22 p.m. Saturday.

He had no details about the accident . Benson was a key player in the Longhorns ' resurgence under coach Mack Brown, who said Sunday that Benson 's death has left him grief-stricken. Benson was drafted No. 4 overall by the Bears in 2005 and helped Chicago reach the playoffs the following season.

The Chicago Bears took Benson with the fourth pick in the 2005 draft. While he never quite panned out during his three-year stint in the Windy City, he did play in Super Bowl XLI. Greater individual success awaited him as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, where he put up three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons from 2009-2011. After moving on to the Green Bay Packers in 2012, a Lisfranc fracture to his foot derailed his career, and that season would be his last in the NFL.

Earlier this week, Benson appeared in court in Travis County, TX, and pled no contest to a lesser charge of obstruction of a passageway for his drunken driving arrest in February 2017. Benson was sentenced to two days in prison, but avoided serving the sentence, as he received credit for two days he previously spent in jail after his arrest.

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Benson ’s attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have details of the accident . He then went on to be a key player in the Longhorns ’ resurgence under coach Mack Brown.

Former NFL RB , Texas Longhorn Cedric Benson dies at 36 in motorcycle accident . Former NFL running back and Texas Longhorns star Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle accident , Benson 's attorney, Sam Bassett, confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Sunday in an email.

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