Cedric Benson, a running back who was a predominant power for the University of Texas before an eight-year vocation in the National Football League, kicked the bucket on Saturday. He was 36.
His loved ones revealed to The Austin American-Statesman that he had been in a bike crash.
The police reacted to an accident in Austin, Tex., including a cruiser with a man and a lady on it and a minivan around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, said Officer Marcos Johnson, a representative for the Austin Police Department.
The minivan was pulling ceaselessly from a stop sign when the accident happened and the two vehicles burst into flames, he said. The lady on the cruiser kicked the bucket right away. The man was cognizant and ready when officials pulled him away yet passed on minutes after the fact, Officer Johnson said.
Two adults in the minivan had wounds that were not perilous, Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service said on Twitter.
The police didn’t freely recognize the individuals who were killed, and authorities at the restorative analyst’s office in Travis County were not promptly accessible on Sunday. Be that as it may, Mr. Benson’s family and friends posted about his passing via web-based networking media, as did the University of Texas, where Mr. Benson had played football.
Mr. Benson was a four-year starter for the Texas Longhorns football crew. As a senior in 2004, he was perceived as the country’s top running back when he got the Doak Walker Award.
He completed his vocation at Texas with 5,540 hurrying yards, which positions second in school history behind Ricky Williams and tenth in general in Division I history, as per College Football Reference.
“It’s a fantastically tragic day with the updates on the death of Cedric Benson,” Tom Herman, the Texas Longhorns lead trainer, said on Twitter. “We lost a genuine Longhorn legend, a standout amongst other running backs in school football history and an extremely exceptional man.”
In 2005, the Chicago Bears chosen Mr. Benson with the fourth by and large pick in the draft.
While his three seasons in Chicago were viewed as baffling, Mr. Benson discovered more accomplishment with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he outperformed 1,000 hurrying yards in three of his four seasons with the group.
Maybe the feature of his expert profession arrived in a playoff misfortune following the 2009 season when he scrambled for an establishment playoff record 169 yards and a touchdown in a 24-14 misfortune to the Jets.
Mr. Benson played one last season with the Green Bay Packers in 2012, however was constrained to five games in view of foot damage.
Throughout the years, Mr. Benson had numerous run-ins with the law. He confronted driving while inebriated charges in 2008 and 2017, which were in the long run rejected. He additionally confronted a criminal trespassing charge in 2003 and, in later years, strike charges.
Sam Bassett, Mr. Benson’s legal advisor, said in an explanation that his customer was “blemished in certain regards,” yet that “once Cedric was your companion, you saw how kind, delicate and steadfast he was as a man.”