Former Longhorns RB Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle accident, reports say

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Weezy, the consummate sports fan, roots for the Green Bay Packers, the team Benson played for in his final season in the National Football League (2012).

Signed midway through training camp in 2012, Benson went on to start the first five games for Green Bay at running back before suffering a Lisfranc fracture in Indianapolis on October 17, 2012.

The fourth overall pick of the Chicago Bears in 2005, Benson is ranked second on the all-time rushing list at the University of Texas with 5,540 yards.

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Cedric Benson has died at 36. It was way too soon.

On what appears to be his Instagram account, there are several photos and videos of Benson posing with motorcycles.

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The first official word of the accident came from Benson's brother, Dominic, who posted the following on Facebook.

Standing on the Midland Lee high school football field, Cedric Benson was well aware that he was the most in-demand high school running back, and possibly player, in the nation. Benson played at Texas from 2001-2004. He was Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2001, a two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection, a consensus All-American in 2004 and the 2004 Doak Walker Award victor, given to the top running back in the nation.

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