Cedric Bensons' resume is seemingly endless. From early on in his career (eighth grade to be exact) the spotlight has been on him. Benson attended Robert E. Lee High School where he led the Rebels to a record 3 straight Texas 5A titles (the largest classification at the time). Additionally, he finished his high school career with over 8,423 yards landing him fourth all time in Texas High School history.
After being the first high school player ever to grace the cover of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine, Benson received a full scholarship to attend the University of Texas (Austin). From there he did not disappoint. He was a four year starter for the Longhorns at running back and is one of few true freshman ever to receive a starting role. His senior year he won the Doak Walker award for the nation's top running back and finished second all time in total rushing yards for the Longhorns behind Ricky Williams.
Following his illustrious college career, Benson was drafted number four overall in the 2005 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. After a fruitful three years in Chicago, Benson was traded to the Cincinnati Bengals where he flourished. He recorded three straight seasons with well over 1,000 yards and set a franchise record of six straight games with over one hundred yards. After finishing an impressive eight year NFL career, Cedric Benson decided to retire.
Now, Benson spends his time spreading his knowledge to young, aspiring players at football camps, and working on his foundation - NUFCED.
Train under the same strength and conditioning program Cedric himself used throughout his career. Bruce Johnson, world class trainer and founder of Helix Elite Performance, assisted Benson along with numerous other professional and olympic athletes during their prime. He is based in Austin Texas and continues to train some of the best athletes in the world on a consistent basis.
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Cedric Benson is no stranger to the speaking circuit. Having spoken at numerous corporate events, class rooms, and sports teams, Benson is a master of leadership and personal responsibility. Please contact us if you are interested in having Cedric speak at your event.
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Encouraging and inspiring youth, coaching them to work hard, overcome obstacles, make positive choices and live fulfilling lives.
Cedric Benson's nonprofit foundation, NUFCED, helps nurture underprivileged families and cultivates educational development through community and school programs. Cedric makes multiple appearances in communities as he wants to reach more kids' lives and impact them in a positive way through multiple avenues. He aspires to show underprivileged families and children a better way forward by connecting them to constructive community programs and educational development.