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Former Packers RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Cedric Benson played five games for the Green Bay Packers in 2012, the former running back died in a motorcycle accident Saturday near Austin, TX.

Benson’s attorney, Sam Bassett, says Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday night. Benson was 36-years-old.

One of the top high school recruits in the country out of Midland, Texas, Benson was a key player in the Longhorns’ resurgence under former coach Mack Brown. Benson played at Texas from 2001-2004. He won the Doak Walker award given to the nation’s top running back in 2004.

Benson was drafted No. 4 overall by the Chicago Bears in 2005. He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers.

Alec Ausmus

Sports reporter

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