Former Chicago Bears running back passes away
|Sunday, August 18, 2019, 12:29 PM- -|
Horrible news to report today.
Former Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night around 10:20 pm in Austin, Texas, confirmed by his family.
The 36-year old played for the Bears, Bengals, and Packers.
For his 8-year NFL career, he had 1600 rushing attempts for 6,017 yards (88th in NFL history) and 32 touchdowns.
During his collegiate days at Texas, he had four straight 1,000 yard seasons accumulating 5,540 rushing yards and 69 touchdowns.
ChicagoBearsHQ would like to give out our most heartfelt condolences to the family of Benson. RIP Cedric.
Sad to hear the news that former @chicagobears number 1 draft pick, Cedric Benson, passed away due to a motorcycle accident.— Chicago History ™? (@Chicago_History) August 18, 2019
He was only 36 years old. He will always be a part of the Bears Nation and will forever be Chicago History.#BearDown pic.twitter.com/wRvELoQdzg
Rest In Peace to Cedric Benson, A Texas Legend gone too soon pic.twitter.com/RthHjygryQ— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 18, 2019