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09/15/2008

Navy vs. Catholic JV

Sprint Football Navy vs. Catholic JV Sept. 7, 2008 Rip Miller Field

Benson's Career Honors:
• First-Team All-CSFL Running Back (2008)

2008:
• Played in all-seven games, including four starts
• Led the team and finished second in the CSFL with 271 rushing yards on 52 carries (5.2 ypc) with four touchdowns
• In league games, he ran for 191 yards with three touchdowns
• Hauled in three passes for 16 yards coming out of the backfield
• Churned out 69 yards on eight carries with a season-long 25-yard touchdown in the season opener against Catholic JV (9/7)
• Collected 71 yards on just six carries with a score against Cornell in the Allegiance Bowl (10/4)
• Produced season highs in rushes (16) and yards (76), to go along with a touchdown against Penn (10/24)

2007:
• Played in all-six games at running back
• Ran the ball 19 times for 213 yards (11.2 ypc) with three touchdowns
• Caught two passes for eight yards out of the backfield
• Ran for a touchdown in three-straight games
• Racked up 101 yards on just six carries against Princeton (10/19), including a 53-yard touchdown run in that game
• Accumulated 53 yards on three attempts at Penn (10/26)

2006:
• Saw action in three contests
• Ran eight times for 55 yards with a touchdown on the year
• Recorded 53 yards on seven carries and a touchdown at Princeton (10/20)

High School:
• Attended Martin Luther King Jr. High School
• Earned three letters in football as a cornerback/strong safety

Personal:
• Son of Roderick and Angela Benson
• Born April 25, 1987, in Atlanta, Ga.
• Majoring in general science

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