Former Chicago Bear Cedric Benson Has Died at 36

Former Chicago Bear Cedric Benson Has Died at 36

Former Bears RB Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle accident

On what appears to be his Instagram account, there are several photos and videos of Benson posing with motorcycles.

A true workhorse at Texas, Benson averaged 27 carries a game in his senior season collecting 1,834 yards and 19 touchdowns. He was just 36-years-old.

Authorities responded to reports of a motorcycle and vehicle crash at around 10:20 p.m. on FM 2222 and Mount Bonnell Road, according to reports from KVUE and the Austin American Statesman.

In an emotional Facebook post, Benson's brother shared the news and wrote, "No no no no no no God no!" He won the Doak Walker award given to the nation's top running back in 2004.

During Benson's time as the Longhorns' starting running back, Texas compiled a 43-7 record with three top-10 finishes in the final polls. "But what I'll remember most is what a special, special person he was". A few days ago, Austin prosecutors dismissed a 2017 DUI charge that called for him be found guilty of a lesser charge. He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers over his eight-year National Football League career. According to Texas Football magazine, he is eighth on the career rushing list for Texas high schools. Benson spent the 2012 season with the Packers, where he suffered a foot fracture during his final professional season.

In 2009, during his second season with Cincinnati, Benson finally broke through with 1,251 rushing yards and six touchdowns.

Benson played three seasons with the Bears from 2005-2007.

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