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Former Packer Cedric Benson dies at 36

August 18, 2019 - 5:18 pm

Former Green Bay Packers running back, Cedric Benson died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night.  He was 36 years old.  

In his final season in 2012, Benson played five games with the Packers.  He ended up playing eight seasons in the NFL. Benson was drafted by the Chicago Bears (4th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft after four seasons in college with the Texas Longhorns. After three seasons with the Bears, Benson played with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2008-2011.  He would go on to record his career-high in rushing yards (1,251) with the Bengals in 2009.  Throughout his career, he accumulated 6,017 yards on 1,600 rushing attempts and scored 32 rushing touchdowns.