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
- Doak Walker Award (2004)
- Consensus All-American (2004)
- AT&T ESPN All-American Player of the Year (2004)
- First high school football player to make the cover of Dave Campbell's Texas Football annual magazine
- High School Heisman Award