Cedric Benson, the former No. 4 pick in the 2005 NFL draft, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night, according to multiple reports. He was 36.
Law enforcement reported the crash occurred at 10:22 p.m. when a motorcycle hit a white minivan that was pulling out onto the roadway. Benson and another woman were killed and two others were injured.
Details of the crash included a "vehicle and person on fire," according to Austin-Travis County EMS. ..
The former Texas Longhorn great finished with 5,540 rushing yards during his college career that ranks sixth all-time in NCAA Divison I-A history and second only to Ricky Williams in team history. He received the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back in 2004 and was a consensus All-American, leading him to be selected fourth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.