Former Chicago Bears running back passes away

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Mike DiNovo - USA Today Sports
Mike DiNovo - USA Today Sports

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.

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