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    Cedric Benson dead at 36

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    AUSTIN, Texas -- Former University of Texas football star Cedric Benson has died at the age of 36, his brother confirmed on Facebook.

    The running back died in Austin Sunday morning after a motorcycle accident, according to ESPN.

    Social media posts expressing condolences began flowing in.




    Former Texas coach Mack Brown commented on an Instagram post dedicated to Benson saying, "We lost a great one way too soon. #RIP"

    Benson made a name for himself during his college career with the Longhorns. He finished at UT with 5,540 rushing yards, which is second in Longhorns program history.

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    Way too young, sad. RIP
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    Wow man. Thoughts to his family

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    Wow. sorry to hear. He was a good RB.

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    Jeez, reading the details of what happened, he had a passenger on his bike that died as well. He crashed into a minivan that actually caught fire from the impact. Cops say speed and poor visibility were factors.

    Sounds like they died instantly. Sad all around. His brother broke the news. Condolences to his family and the passenger's family (shitty omission on my part).
    Last edited by Steelworth; 08-18-2019 at 04:26 PM.
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    Man...prayers and condolences to both families that lost someone in the crash. Benson was a good RB.

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    I immediately thought of Big Ben. How he was lucky he survived and here you have two people that weren't as lucky. It is that light switch. We are here one second, and gone the next. That is a cold realization. My prayers go out to both of their friends and family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashsteel View Post
    I immediately thought of Big Ben. How he was lucky he survived and here you have two people that weren't as lucky. It is that light switch. We are here one second, and gone the next. That is a cold realization. My prayers go out to both of their friends and family.
    Luckily for Big Ben he was going 35 MPH, or so was the story. To actually cause a fire to a vehicle from impact, they had to have been flying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolieMan View Post
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    AUSTIN, Texas -- Former University of Texas football star Cedric Benson has died at the age of 36, his brother confirmed on Facebook.

    The running back died in Austin Sunday morning after a motorcycle accident, according to ESPN.

    Social media posts expressing condolences began flowing in.




    Former Texas coach Mack Brown commented on an Instagram post dedicated to Benson saying, "We lost a great one way too soon. #RIP"

    Benson made a name for himself during his college career with the Longhorns. He finished at UT with 5,540 rushing yards, which is second in Longhorns program history.
    RIP Cedric Our Thoughts and prayers are for your family #1steelersfan

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    Condolences to both the fallen vitim's families and friends. Prayers and Blessings.




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