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At Texas, Cedric Benson was a burnt-orange star, right alongside UT’s Heisman greats

At 14, Cedric Benson was rather thin and still bony. Sharp elbows, sharp knees. But even then, coaches in Midland knew this kid was going to be a star. “When he put the pads on,” his freshman coach once said, “we could tell he was something … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Cedric Benson did things his way and met his problems head-on

The end came far too soon, much too sadly and probably, if we’re being honest, a little too predictably. Cedric Benson, a true star in every sense of the word, died Saturday night in a tragic, fiery motorcycle accident in the hills of West Austin.  At age 36. Read More

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Mack Brown on Cedric Benson: ‘Sally and I along with a lot of Longhorns are just crushed’

During his Sunday press conference at North Carolina, coach Mack Brown said Texas running back Cedric Benson was “one of our favorites” and called the former Longhorn one of the toughest players he’d ever coached. “Sally and I along with a lot of Longhorns are just … Read More

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‘A true Longhorn Legend’: Texas reacts to the death of Cedric Benson

Former Texas star running back Cedric Benson was killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night. Benson, 36, starred at Texas from 2001-04. His 5,540 rushing yards and 64 touchdown runs both rank second in the UT record books. He won the Doak Walker Award … Read More

Texas Longhorn football great Cedric Benson dies in West Austin motorcycle crash

University of Texas football great and former NFL player Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in West Austin, family members and friends said early Sunday. RELATED: At Texas, Cedric Benson was a burnt-orange star, right alongside UT’s Heisman greats Austin emergency officials told the American-Statesman … Read More

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