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Cedric Benson, former Texas star and NFL veteran, dies in a motorcycle accident at the age of 36

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Former NFL declining Cedric Benson died as a result of a motorcycle accident on Saturday night, family members and his lawyer said Sunday. He was 36.

Former coach of Mack Brown from Texas tweeted a photo of Benson with the caption: & # 39; We are lost far too quickly. #REST IN PEACE"

Benson's lawyer, Sam Bassett, said the Austin police told him that Benson had been killed in the wreck Saturday night. Bassett said he had no details of the accident.

The fourth overall choice of the Chicago Bears in 2005, Benson ranks second on the hottest list at the University of Texas with 5,540 yards. He won the Doak Walker Award in 2004 as the best university in the country that is declining. He rushed to 64 touchdowns like a Longhorn.

Benson went to Robert E. Lee High in Midland, Texas, and is considered one of the greatest high school players in the history of that state, and ended his career with a rush of 2423 meters.

On what appears to be his Instagram account, there are several photos and videos from Benson posing with motorcycles. That includes a shot posted Saturday night from two helmets resting on a motorcycle with the caption & # 39; My Saturday night & # 39 ;.

Benson ran for 6,017 yards and 32 touchdowns in eight NFL seasons, from 2005 to 2012. He was released by the Bears after three seasons after two alcohol-related incidents, one with a boat and the other with a car.

"He came from Texas, and he showed his Texa hardness in leading us to a division championship in just his second season with us," said Bengali owner Mike Brown. "His three consecutive 1,000-meter seasons showed the talent he possessed. Our organization is deeply saddened by his sudden and tragic death. "

Benson returned to Austin after his playing career and set up a foundation, NUFCED, to help disadvantaged children and families. Those efforts include helping damage the home of the first victim killed in a series of bombings in Austin in early 2018.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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