Cedric Benson Net Worth 2020 [Age, Biography, Arrests + Death]

Who is Cedric Benson?

Cedric Myron Benson was born on December 28, 1982, and died on August 17, 2019, a US professional footballer who ended being relegated in the National Football-League (NFL).

Benson played college football for the Texas-Longhorns and was recognized as by the All-American Consensus. The Chicago Bears also selected him with their 4th overall win in the 2005 NFL-Draft, and he also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers.

Early years

Benson began to distinguish himself as an outstanding footballer in eighth grade when he attended Abell Junior High-School in Midland, Texas, under coach Chris McKinney. Cedric Benson attended Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas.

Cedric Benson Childhod
Cedric Benson Childhood photo

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He finished his high school career with 8,423 rushing yards (the most in the history of Texas 5A, the highest classification at the time and the fourth highest in the history of Texas high school).

Benson College Stats

Rushing Receiving
Year Team GP Att Yards Avg TDs Rec Yards TDs
2001 Texas 12 223 1,053 4.7 12 17 203 1
2002 Texas 13 305 1,293 4.2 12 21 119 0
2003 Texas 12 258 1,360 5.3 21 9 120 1
2004 Texas 12 326 1,834 5.6 19 22 179 1
College Totals 49 1,112 5,540 5.0 64 69 621 3

He led his football team to three consecutive state championships and scored a total of 15 touchdowns in the three championship games. Benson rushed more than 1,900 meters in only nine games.

In his junior year, he rushed over 3,500 yards (51 touchdowns) in an unbeaten season of state and national championships.


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Benson was the first high school player to make the cover of Dave Campbell’s annual Texas Football magazine. Benson was also a midfielder on the baseball team. As a senior, he beat in district 4-5A games with four home runs and 14 RBIs .361.

Baseball career

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Benson in the 12th round of the 2001 MLB-Draft. While Benson did not play in the major-leagues, he spent most of his time with the Dodgers, and played in their summer league in Vero Beach. Cedric Benson also played with the Gulf Coast League Dodgers. In 25 bats he scored five goals, one run, three doubles, two triples and 2 RBIs

Professional football career with Chicago Bears

Cedric Benson practices at the Chicago Bears 2007 training camp.
The Chicago Bears selected Benson as their fourth overall winner in the 2005 NFL Draft, making him the best Bears player since Dan Hampton in 1979.

The Bears organization and Benson were unable to agree on a contract, which meant he missed the entire Bears training camp. After a 36-day wait, Benson signed a five-year deal worth $35 million.

Cedric Benson Net Worth

Cedric benson net worth was estimated to the tune $13 Million in 2020 at the time of his death by peopleai.com (Approx.) He was worth $100,000 – $1 Million in 2018.

Cedric Benson House

In 2007, Cedric Benson bought a house in his hometown on a hill overlooking the city, including Pennybacker Bridge, Lake Austin and the downtown skyline.

The 1.5-acre property is fenced and private and includes a main house of more than 6,200 square meters and a 400 square meter guest house with full bathroom.

cedric benson house
cedric benson house

The main house is minimalist and almost industrial, with wide-open spaces that give the house a loft-like atmosphere. The home is fitted with modern bathrooms, a fitness room and even a bathroom with a unique cold tub and an industrial ice machine to recover from a hard workout.

Cedric Benson Personal Life

Benson’s cousin, Aaron also played linebacker for the University of Texas from 2010 to 2013 but retired from the sport in his Redshirt senior year.

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Benson had celiac disease and attributed his introduction of a gluten-free diet to giving him more energy. After his NFL career, Benson became a lender.

Legal Problems and Arrests 2008

Before the 2008 season began, Benson was arrested for allegedly operating a boat while drunk and resisting arrest. On May 3rd, 2008, the incident occurred near Austin, Texas, by the Lower-Colorado River Authority during a night-time security inspection. The official police-report cited that Benson had failed a field sobriety test and was hostile to police.

2010 arrest of Cedric Benson

On June 29, 2010, Benson was arrested and charged for assault after he reportedly punched a bartender in the face. Benson himself denied having committed the crime. Almost a month later the ordeal, the National Footbal League announced that Benson has been suspended from the game.

Cedric Benson 2011 arrest

On July 17th, 2011, Benson was arrested in Austin, Texas, on a charge of assaulting a family member. Benson was later sentenced to 20 days in prison and fined $4,000. Benson was later released from jail on September 3rd after spending only five days in prison. He was given a one-time ban, which was lifted in week 8.

The arrest of Cedric Benson 2017

On February 18, 2017, Benson was accused of drunk driving in downtown Austin, Texas. According to court records, Benson refused to take a field sobriety test and could neither recite the alphabets and numbers. Cedric Benson was released the same day after posting bail.

Cedric Benson’s death

On August 17, 2019, Benson and a passenger were killed in an accident when his motorcycle crashed and collided with a moving minivan in Austin, Texas.

Cedric Benson Accident and death
Cedric Benson Accident and death

Cedric-Benson and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the other two passengers in the van were injured. he was just 36-years old at the time of his death.

Cedric Benson TMZ Accident Video

Cedric Benson Bio Wiki

Cedric Benson No. 32
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: December 28, 1982
Midland, Texas
Died: August 17, 2019 (aged 36)
Austin, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Lee (Midland, Texas)
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
  • Chicago Bears (2005–2007)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (2008–2011)
  • Green Bay Packers (2012)
Career highlights and awards

  • Third-team All-Big 12 (2001)
  • Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2001)
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2002)
  • 2× First-team All-Big 12 (2003, 2004)
  • Doak Walker Award (2004)
  • Consensus All-American (2004)
  • AT&T ESPN All-American Player of the Year (2004)


  • Ed Block Courage Award (2010)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts: 1,600
Rushing yards: 6,017
Rushing touchdowns: 32
Receptions: 120
Receiving yards: 833
Receiving touchdowns: 1

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