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Cedric Benson
RB #32
Height:
5-11
Weight:
227
College:
Texas
Hometown:
Midland, TX
Experience:
7
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 96 1,600 16.7 6,017 3.8 62.7 32 46 293 18.3 27 4 20
2012 GB 5 71 14.2 248 3.5 49.6 1 11 10 14.1 0 0 1
2011 CIN 15 273 18.2 1,067 3.9 71.1 6 42 53 19.4 4 1 5
2010 CIN 16 321 20.1 1,111 3.5 69.4 7 26 59 18.4 2 0 7
2009 CIN 13 301 23.2 1,251 4.2 96.2 6 42 57 18.9 10 1 1
2008 CIN 12 214 17.8 747 3.5 62.3 2 46 36 16.8 3 1 2
2007 CHI 11 196 17.8 674 3.4 61.3 4 43T 33 16.8 3 1 3
2006 CHI 15 157 10.5 647 4.1 43.1 6 30 33 21 2 0 0
2005 CHI 9 67 7.4 272 4.1 30.2 0 36 12 17.9 3 0 1
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 96 120 833 6.9 8.7 79 1 4 1 34 0
2012 GB 5 14 97 6.9 19.4 18 0 0 0 4 0
2011 CIN 15 15 82 5.5 5.5 11 0 0 0 3 0
2010 CIN 16 28 178 6.4 11.1 24 1 1 0 9 0
2009 CIN 13 17 111 6.5 8.5 19 0 0 0 5 0
2008 CIN 12 20 185 9.3 15.4 79 0 2 1 6 0
2007 CHI 11 17 123 7.2 11.2 19 0 0 0 5 0
2006 CHI 15 8 54 6.8 3.6 22 0 1 0 2 0
2005 CHI 9 1 3 3 0.3 3 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 96 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 GB 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CIN 15 2 1 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CIN 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CHI 11 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 CHI 15 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 CHI 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 96 20 11 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2012 GB 5 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2011 CIN 15 5 2 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2010 CIN 16 7 5 -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2009 CIN 13 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2008 CIN 12 2 1 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2007 CHI 11 3 2 -- 2 -- 0 -- 0 1 0 0
2006 CHI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2005 CHI 9 1 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0

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2011 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Started at RB in 15 games (Games 1-6 and 8-16), rushing 273-for-1067 (3.9) ... Also started Wild Card playoff ... Tied for second on team in TDs (six) ... Ranked seventh in AFC in rushing yards ... Also had 15 receptions for 82 yards ... Missed Game 7 due to one-game NFL suspension (Personal Conduct Policy).

2011 GAME-BY-GAME: On Sept. 11 at Cleveland, rushed 25-for-121, including a game-sealing 39-yard TD dash on third-and-three with 1:49 remaining … Cleveland win pushed Bengals record to 11-1 when Benson has 25-plus carries ... Rushed for 104 yards on 19 carries (5.5) Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, including 11-for-87 in second half to help fuel Bengals comeback … Rushed 16-for-57 Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis, along with a one-yard TD run in the third quarter to make score 17-7 … Led all rushers Nov. 6 at Tennessee, with 78 yards on 20 carries … Led all rushers with 15-for-57 on Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh ... Rushed 15-for-41 with two TDs Nov. 20 at Baltimore, scoring on runs of seven yards in first quarter and three yards in third quarter ... In Baltimore game, he moved to 3743 career Bengals rushing yards, passing Harold Green (3727) into fifth place all time … Rushed 21-for-106 Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland, with one TD – a 16-yarder in the first quarter – and had season-bests in receptions (four) and receiving yards (24) … Rushed 13-for-52 (4.0) Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh … Rushed 21-for-91 Dec. 11 vs. Houston … Rushed 22-for-76 Dec. 18 at St. Louis, with four-yard TD, and also had an 11-yard reception … Led all rushers Dec. 24 vs. Arizona, totaling 57 yards on 16 carries, but had his first two lost fumbles of season ... Rushed 13-for-51 on Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore and had two receptions for 10 yards ... Held to 14 rushing yards on seven carries in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston, but scored only Bengals TD on one-yard first-quarter run.

Seventh-year pro played his fourth Bengals season, having re-signed with Cincinnati from unrestricted free agent ranks on 8-3-11 ... Led team in rushing yards (1067) and yards from scrimmage (1149), his fourth straight year to lead both categories ... Third straight year over 1000 rushing yards ... Stands fifth on Bengals all-time rushing yards list, with 4176 yards ... Three 100-yard rushing games in ’11 ... Holds Bengals records for most 100-yard rushing games in a season (six, 2009) and most rushing yards in a postseason game (169 in 2009 season Wild Card playoff vs. Jets) ... Was the No. 4 overall selection (by Chicago) in the 2005 draft.

2011 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Started at HB in 15 games (Games 1-6 and 8-16), rushing 273-for-1067 (3.9) ... Also started Wild Card playoff ... Tied for second on team in TDs (six) ... Ranked seventh in AFC in rushing yards ... Also had 15 receptions for 82 yards ... Missed Game 7 due to one-game NFL suspension (Personal Conduct Policy).

2011 GAME-BY-GAME: On Sept. 11 at Cleveland, rushed 25-for-121, including a game-sealing 39-yard TD dash on third-and-three with 1:49 remaining … Cleveland win pushed Bengals record to 11-1 when Benson has 25-plus carries ... Rushed for 104 yards on 19 carries (5.5) Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, including 11-for-87 in second half to help fuel Bengals comeback … Rushed 16-for-57 Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis, along with a one-yard TD run in the third quarter to make score 17-7 … Led all rushers Nov. 6 at Tennessee, with 78 yards on 20 carries … Led all rushers with 15-for-57 on Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh ... Rushed 15-for-41 with two TDs Nov. 20 at Baltimore, scoring on runs of seven yards in first quarter and three yards in third quarter ... In Baltimore game, he moved to 3743 career Bengals rushing yards, passing Harold Green (3727) into fifth place all time … Rushed 21-for-106 Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland, with one TD – a 16-yarder in the first quarter – and had season-bests in receptions (four) and receiving yards (24) … Rushed 13-for-52 (4.0) Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh … Rushed 21-for-91 Dec. 11 vs. Houston … Rushed 22-for-76 Dec. 18 at St. Louis, with four-yard TD, and also had an 11-yard reception … Led all rushers Dec. 24 vs. Arizona, totaling 57 yards on 16 carries, but had his first two lost fumbles of season ... Rushed 13-for-51 on Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore and had two receptions for 10 yards ... Held to 14 rushing yards on seven carries in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston, but scored only Bengals TD on one-yard first-quarter run.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Ran 23-for-78 in win Sept. 19 vs. Baltimore … Rushed 27-for-81 and scored both Bengals TDs Sept. 26 at Carolina, finding end zone on one-yard rush in second quarter and on seven-yard catch to ice the win midway through the fourth … His Carolina performance made him the first Bengal with rushing and receiving TDs in same game since Corey Dillon at Detroit on 10-28-01, and the receiving TD was Benson’s career first … Posted his first 100-yard rushing game of the season Oct. 10 vs. Tampa Bay, gaining 144 on 23 carries (6.3 avg.) and also running for a two-point conversion in fourth quarter … On Nov. 21 vs. Buffalo, rushed 25-for-124 (5.0.) with a TD and caught three-for-22 … Had his first Bengals game of two rushing TDs Dec. 5 vs. New Orleans, scoring from one and four yards as he totaled 19-for-49 (2.6) … Gained season-high 150 yards on 31 carries Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland (4.8 avg.), with an 18-yard TD run.

2009 - Second on team with six TDs (all rushing) … Had 100 or more yards from scrimmage in eight of the 12 games he fully played … Rushed 29-for-141 on Sept. 20 at Green Bay, leading Bengals to a road win after their last-second loss in season opener … On Sept 27 vs. Pittsburgh, his 23-yard TD run was the first of two Bengals fourth-quarter TDs in a comeback win … Rushed 36-for-110 on Dec. 6 vs. Detroit, in first game back from hip injury … Rushed 29-for-133 on Dec. 27 vs. Kansas City, logging his team-record sixth 100-yard game of the season ... Logged six 100-yard rushing games, breaking Bengals single-season record … Broke a logjam in the team record book, as the old mark of five 100-yard games had previously been achieved eight times, by five different players … Had 17 receptions for 111 yards, and his 1362 yards from scrimmage led the team … Led team in scrimmage yards in nine of the 12 games in which he played all the way … His 169 rushing yards in Wild Card playoff on 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets broke Bengals postseason mark of 126 set by Ickey Woods in 1988 vs. Seattle … Benson’s 47-yard TD run vs. Jets was Bengals’ longest in postseason, topping 30-yarder by Woods in the 1988 Seattle game.

2008 - Led team in yards from scrimmage in six games (Games 7-9 and 14-16) ... Tied for team lead in rushing TDs (two) ... His 46-yard rushing gain Dec. 21 at Cleveland was his career long and team’s longest rush of ’08 ... Made Bengals debut Oct. 5 at Dallas, with 10 rushes for 30 yards ... In first Bengals start, Oct. 19 vs. Pittsburgh, rushed 14-for-52 with a 10-yard reception ... In season’s first win, Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, rushed 24-for-104 and led team in scrimmage yards (109) for third straight week ... On Dec. 14 vs. Washington, logged 161 yards from scrimmage, going 21-for-73 rushing (3.5) and adding career-high and team-leading 88 yards on three receptions ... On Dec. 21 at Cleveland, posted a career-high 171 rushing yards, team scrimmage high for the season, and his 38 rush attempts tied for third most in franchise history ... Closed season with 25-for-111 rushing performance Dec. 28 vs. Kansas City, including two-yard TD run for 10-0 Bengals lead in second quarter ... Also vs. Chiefs, had 19 yards on three receptions and led team in scrimmage yards (130).

2007 - Started in Games 1-11 for Chicago, but suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Game 11, Nov. 25 vs. Denver ... Placed Nov. 27 on Reserve/Injured list ... His 674 rushing yards led the team for the season ... Rushed for season-high 101 yards on 24 carries in victory Sept. 16 vs. Kansas City ... Had career-long TD run of 43 yards Nov. 18 at Seattle ... Rushed eight-for-47 Nov. 25 vs. Denver before suffering ankle injury in second quarter.

2006 - Played in 15 regular season games and all three postseason games as Bears won NFC North with 13-3 record and advanced to Super Bowl XLI vs. Indianapolis ... Scored career-best six TDs while rushing for 647 yards and 4.1 avg. ... Scored his first two NFL touchdowns in win Oct. 8 vs. Buffalo ... Had his first 100-yard rushing game, gaining 109 on just 13 carries, Dec. 31 vs. Green Bay ... Rushed 38-for-104 in three postseason games, including 24-for-60 with a 12-yard TD in NFC Championship 1-21-07 vs. New Orleans ... Limited to minus-one net yards on two carries in Super Bowl.

2005 - Drafted by Chicago in first round (fourth overall) ... Played in nine games with one start, missing six games with a knee injury ... Rushed 62-for-272 (4.1 avg.) ... Led team with 79 rushing yards on 14 carries Nov. 6 at New Orleans ... Made first start the following week, Nov. 13 vs. San Francisco, and rushed 12-for-50 before suffering a knee injury in second quarter ... Inactive for Games 10-15, and returned to action in season finale on 1-1-06 at Minnesota.

BENSON’S RATIO IS BEST: Benson has 13 games of 100-plus rushing yards in 40 career Bengals starts (including postseason), and his ratio of one 100-yarder for every 3.08 starts is best in Bengals history, topping former leader Rudi Johnson (19-for-60; ratio of 3.16) … Bengals are 10-3 with Benson rushing for 100, and team is 10-1 when Benson has had 25 carries.

STILL THE MOST: On Oct. 25, 2009 vs. Chicago—the team that released him in 2008—Benson rushed for a career-high 189 yards on 37 carries with one TD. It was, and still is entering 2011, the most rushing yards in NFL history by a player against a former team.

COLLEGE: Four-year starter (2001-04) at Texas, and his 5540 rushing yards ranked sixth in NCAA Division I-A history ... Averaged 5.0 yards per carry ... Was the fifth back in NCAA history to rush for 1000 yards in all four seasons ... Also caught 69 passes for 621 yards (9.0) ... Rushed for 1834 yards and 19 TDs as a senior, winning Doak Walker Award (nation’s top RB) and Cingular/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Year.

BASEBALL, TOO: Benson was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th round (370th overall) of the 2001 MLB Draft ... Played summer ball in Dodgers system at Vero Beach, Fla., while attending Texas ... Stopped playing baseball in 2003 to concentrate on football.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Midland, Texas … Attended Lee High School, where he was a Parade All-American and three-time Texas 5A Offensive Player of the Year … His 8423 prep rushing yards ranked first in Texas Class 5A history … Majored in social work at Texas.

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