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May 29, 2018
Midland Reporter-Telegram

“Something I appreciate about the football camp Benson conducted was it brought him back to Midland. I would say he returned home, but that isn’t the case. But I expect there are long-time fans who will take what they can get after nearly two decades. It is important that Benson reconnects with this community—just like it is important this community reaches out as often as needed to the former Midlander”.


May 28, 2018
Action News 5

MIDLAND, TX– It's hard to call former Midland Lee running back Cedric Benson anything but a legend. While at Lee he led the Rebels to three consecutive state titles from 1998-2000.

On Saturday, he found himself back on his old turf, coaching young athletes in the area while wearing a maroon #32 jersey.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to come home, put the jersey on, be up here at the high school and working on the old field. It’s turf now, not grass, but all the memories are still here,” said Benson.


May 28, 2018
CBS 7

MIDLAND, TX– Former football star, Cedric Benson, returns home to host a free football camp for kids in grades 2nd–12th grades.


May 4, 2018
CBS 7

MIDLAND, TX– Lee Rebel and Texas Longhorn great Cedric Benson will be returning to West Texas to help teach local kids interested in football.

The Football Camp & Showcase will be held at Lee High School on Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event is free and will be available for kids from 2nd to 12th Grade.