Cedric Benson Net Worth

Cedric Benson was a professional football player who played Running back as number 32. Benson’s height is 5 ft 11 in. Benson was born on December 28, 1982, in Midland, Texas, U.S. He attended junior school and high school in Midland, Texas. He also played baseball for Los Angeles Dodgers when he was selected in MLB draft in 2001 by Los Angeles Dodgers. Let’s have a look at Cedric Benson’s net worth right before his death.

Name: Cedric Myron Benson
Age: 37
Born: 12/28/1982
Died: 08/17/2019
Country: United State of America
Profession: Former NFL Player
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Cedric Benson Career and Earnings/Salary

In high school, Cedric Benson played football for Robert E. Lee High School (Midland, Texas). With 8423 rushing yards for the high school team, Benson led it to three State Championships.

Benson played college football on the Texas Longhorns football team. In 2004, he received the Doak Walker Award. He also covered 5540 yards which is the second highest in the history for longhorns team.

In the 2005 NFL draft, Benson was chosen number 4 in round 1 by Chicago Bears (his first team in professional football career). He signed a five-year contract with this team worth $35 million, but in 2008, he was released by Bears due to his arrest.

In September 2008, Cedric was signed by Cincinnati Bengals for a 1-year contract. Later, he signed a 2-year contract with Bengals worth $7 million.

His last team in his football career was Green Bay Packers, which signed him for 1-year in 2012. But, due to injury, he was placed as an injured reserve, and it was his last season in NFL.

Some of the highlights of Cedric Benson’s career include: Third-team All-Big 12 Conference, Second-team All-Big 12, 2× First-team All-Big 12, Doak Walker Award, Consensus All-American, AT&T ESPN All-America Player, NFC Championship Game, and Ed Block Courage Award.

Some of Benson’s most prominent statistics include 32 Touchdowns, 6,014 Rushing yards, and 3.8 Rushing average.

Troubles faced by Cedric Benson

Cedric Benson was arrested several times during and after his career as a professional footballer. In 2008 he was arrested in charge of being intoxicated while operating a boat. He was then released by his team. He was also arrested in 2010, 2011, and 2017 due to which he faced fine and suspension.

Cedric Benson Death

Cedric Benson posted a picture of his motorcycle on social media and hours later he crashed it in a van and was declared dead on the spot. The incident occurred on Saturday, 17th August, around 10 pm in Austin, Texas, where Cedric, along with another woman, faced death, and two other people were injured.

Cedric Benson Net Worth

NFL salaries range significantly. At the starting level, NFL players earn between $400,000 and $600,000 per year. At the top level, players can make $50 million plus. The National Football League salary cap is around $175 million.

So what was NFL football player Cedric Benson Net Worth before his death? Our estimate for Cedric Benson net worth as of 2019 was approximately: $10 Million – $15 Million.