Cedric Benson was an American Professional Football player who plays in running back position in the National Football League (NFL).
Cedric Benson was the fourth overall pick up by The Chicago Bears in the 2005 NFL Draft. He also played for Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers.
Cedric Benson’s net worth is estimated to be $85 million. The major source of income comes from his career as a professional footballer.
He died in a motorcycle accident on August 17, 2019, in Austin, Texas.
Here is everything you need to know about Cedric Benson.
Born on December 28, 1982, in Midland, Texas, USA with birthname Cedric Myron Benson holds American nationality.
Cedric joined the home town school, Abell Junior High School. At a very young age, he started playing football for his school team.
Looking at his high school career stats, he finished with 8,432 rushing yards, and also won three consecutive State Championship. He was also a center fielder on the baseball team.
Cedric Benson started his career through playing in the baseball team. He was chosen by The Los Angeles Dodger in the 2001 MLB Draft. He also played with the Gulf Coast League Dodgers. Talking about his baseball career stats, he had 5 hits, 1 home run, 3 doubles, 2 triples, and 2 RBIs in 25 at-bats.
Cedric started playing football when he joined the University of Texas at Austin. He played for the college football team. He finished his college career with 5540 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns.
After having a fantastic college playing career, he was in eyes of the Chicago Bears. In the 2005 NFL Draft, he was selected as fourth overall pick up. He signed a five-year deal with Chicago Bears which was worth $35 million.
He didn’t receive much playing time in his first season and also the injury kept him sidelined in his first season. In 2007 season he became a regular starter for running back position.
After a year, in 2008, he was released after his second alcohol-related arrest on June 2008.
After that, he signed a one-year contract which was worth $520,000 with the Cincinnati Bengals. His improvement in work earned him a two-year contract extension which was worth $7 million.
In August 2012, he signed a one-year deal that was reportedly worth $825, 000 with the Green Bay Packers which was his final season in the NFL.
Net Worth and Earnings
As mentioned above, Cedric Benson’s net worth is estimated to be $85 million. He has amassed huge net worth from his football career and also a loan originator. According to the source, the average earning of mortgage loan originators is around $64,000 per year. So, he did earn a good sum of money from it.
Personal Life and Relationship
Talking about his personal life, there was no information related to his relationship. Benson has been arrested for a various criminal charges for several years.
On August 17, 2019, he was riding his motorcycle on RM 222 in Austin, Texas with a female passenger. His bike crashed with a minivan. Benson along with the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cedric Benson died at the age of 36.
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