Former Texas Longhorns And Chicago Bears RB Cedric Benson Has Died At Age 36
Former Texas Longhorns and Chicsgo Bears running back Cedric Benson has died in a motorcycle accident over the weekend at 36 years of age.
The news of Benson’s death first came from his brother’s Facebook account.
And was later confirmed by the Austin-Statesman.
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.
Austin emergency officials told the American-Statesman that they are investigating the crash in the 5600 block Mount Bonnell Road after 10 p.m. Saturday and had information that Benson and a passenger were killed. Two other adults who were injured in the crash suffered non-fatal injuries. Official confirmation by the Travis County medical examiner could come later in the day Sunday.
Earlier in the evening, Benson, 36, posted a photo of a BMW motorcycle on his Instagram account with the caption “My Saturday Evening.”
While Benson played several years in the NFL he will be remembered for his time in Texas.
Several NFL players and fans took to Twitter to honor Benson.