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Former Bears RB is dead after motorcycle accident

Former Bears running back died in a motorcycle accident last night.

Former Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in West Austin, Texas according to reports.

According to the American-Statesman, Police are investigating the crash in the 5600 block Mount Bonnell Road after 10 p.m. Saturday and had information that Benson and a passenger were killed. Two other adults who were injured in the crash suffered non-fatal injuries. Official confirmation by the Travis County medical examiner could come later in the day Sunday.

Benson was drafted by the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) fourth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft, and also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers.

He finished his college career with 5,540 rushing yards to rank sixth all time in NCAA division I-A history, and second only to Ricky Williams in Longhorns team history.

Please pray for the Benson family.

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