Cedric Benson is an American professional football player. The popular football sadly passed away on 17 August 2019 in a motorcycle crash hit by a van in Austin, Texas. Further, his family and the University of Texas paid tribute on the two-year death anniversary. Furthermore, he had served as a running back in the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football for the Texas Longhorns, recognizing him as a consensus All-American. Following his collegiate game, the Chicago Bears selected him with the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. Also, he had played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers. Wanna know more details on the footballer then keep on scrolling.
Caption: The late Football player, Cedric Benson.
Source: NY Post
Cedric Benson: Bio, Family, Career
The late professional football was born on 28 December 1982 as Cedric Myron Benson in Midland, Texas, the United States. He was born as the son of his mother Jacqueline Benson but no information on his father. Cedric has a brother named Dominic Benson who attended the Midland Lee High School. He had the nationality of American and belongs to an unknown ethnic group.
Moreover, he became interested in sports from a young age. He started to play a football stand-out in the eighth grade while attending Abell Junior High School in Midland, Texas. He attended Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas, and finished his high school playing career with 8,423 rushing yards. Additionally, the Los Angeles Dodgers selected him in the 12th round of the 2001 MLB Draft. Though he didn’t play in the major leagues, he spent his time with the Dodgers playing in their summer league at Vero Beach.
After attending the University of Texas at Austin and playing four years starter for the Longhorns football team. He was later selected by Chicago Bears as the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. He then signed a five-year contract worth $35 million and featured as their running back. Bears had released in October 2009, at the time he was diagnosed with Celiac disease. He had a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals on 30 September 2008. On 12 August 2012, he joined the Green Bay Packers with a year contract worth $825,000.
Cedric Benson: Personal Life & Girlfriend
He was reportedly being single before his demise and not linked with anyone at the time. However, he might have been in a secret relationship, though the information about it is not available on the media. Other than his romantic relationship, the late football player was arrested quite a few times. In 2008, he was arrested for allegedly operating a bost while intoxicated and resisting arrest. The police arrested him for assault after he punched a bartender in the face in 2010. And in 2017, he was charged with driving while intoxicated in downtown Austin, Texas.
Sadly, he died on 17 August 2019 when his motorcycle crashed with a minivan on RM 2222 in Austin, Texas, along with a female passenger, Dr. Aamna Najam. His motorbike collided with the minivan, the two were pronounced dead at the scene, while the other two passengers in the minivan were not seriously injured. On the two-year anniversary of his death, his family and the Austin Independent School District established the Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy as a mentorship program in his honor.
Caption: The Football player passed away in a motorcycle hit by a van.
Cedric Benson: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about his earning, he had an estimated net worth of around $85 million making him one of the richest football players in the nation. His main income comes from his football playing career and different business endeavors. Also, he had purchased the mansion in Austin, TX, which is now put on the market for $4.5 million.
Cedric Benson: Body Measurements
The professional football player has a strong and muscular body that stands to a height of 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80 meters. His body weighs around 103 kg with unknown body measurements of chest or waist. He has black eyes color with as well as black hair color.