Cedric Benson the Athlete

Cedric Benson was born and raised in Midland Texas. Born December 28, 1982.  

The first sport I ever played was baseball. My first year to play football was in 6th grade. At an early age I knew I wanted to play for the NFL. My position in high school was running back for a 5A High School and was recruited by numerous colleges.  

I also played baseball through high school and was drafted for professional baseball out of Robert E Lee Midland. I played for Dodgers out of High School. I picked UT because it was in the State of Texas as a fan of their style of football.  

Then I played for the Bears, the Bengals and the Packers. 


Achievments & Awards


• NFC Champion (2006)

• Ed Block Courage Award (2010


  • Third-team All-Big 12 (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)

High School

  •  First high school football player to make the cover of Dave Campbell's Texas Football annual magazine 
  • High School Heisman Award
The University of Texas Longhons

The University of Texas Longhons

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers