Update: It has been confirmed.
Former NFL and Texas Longhorns running back Cedric Benson has reportedly died, according to a Facebook post written by his brother and another that he shared. Police have not released the names of victims involved in a motorcycle accident early this morning, but speculation has connected the two.
Police are blaming speed and visibility on the accident, which happened when a man and a woman on a motorcycle collided with a minivan that was pulling out.
Here’s Benson’s post as well as the post he shared:
Benson was one of the most prolific running backs in college football history for the Longhorns before being drafted #4 overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2005 draft. He played in the NFL for three teams and had three 1000+ yards rushing in three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.
This report is unconfirmed by police or local media. His name trended quickly on Twitter as fans try to determine if the brother’s report is accurate. We’ll update this story as more details come to light.
— Todd Krulewich (@tkrulewich16) August 18, 2019
— MJT (@MJTang46) August 18, 2019
RIP Cedric Benson. One of the greatest running backs in the storied history of backs at the University of Texas. Four 1,000-yard seasons. Most rushing attempts in school history. Second behind Ricky Williams in total yards and TDs. pic.twitter.com/p4f8C4q8sZ
— Longhorn Republic (@LonghornPod) August 18, 2019
Word going around that Cedric Benson was killed in a motorcycle accident this AM. Terrible news. One of the most electric and fun to watch Texas players in my lifetime. ?? pic.twitter.com/ULYKHxk6S9
— Zach Barnhart (@zachbarnhart_) August 18, 2019
— Roto Street Journal (@RotoStJournal) August 18, 2019
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