Former University of Texas Football Star Cedric Benson Dead at 36

Former University of Texas football star Cedric Benson has died at the age of 36, his brother confirmed on Facebook.

The running back died in Austin Sunday morning, according to his family and multiple online reports.

Social media posts expressing condolences began flowing in.

Former Texas coach Mack Brown commented on an Instagram post dedicated to Benson saying, “We lost a great one way too soon. #RIP”

Benson made a name for himself during his college career with the Longhorns. He finished at UT with 5,540 rushing yards, which is second in Longhorns program history.

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Source: ABC 7 News