Cedric Benson, a former University of Texas star who also played eight NFL seasons, was killed Saturday night in Austin. During his career with the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, and Green Bay Packers, the 36-year-old rushed for more than 6,000 yards and scored 32 touchdowns. “He was a true spirit,” said Mack Brown, Benson’s former coach at UT. An unnamed female passenger was also reportedly killed in the accident.
What’s his legacy? Benson’s record-setting tenure as a Texas Longhorn included most carries ever, as well as the university’s second highest number of rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.