Cedric Benson, exciter for the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers football teams, died this Saturday in a motorcycle accident in Austin (Texas) at the age of 36.
A van left an intersection and struck the motorcycle on which Benson and a 30-year-old passenger were traveling. Both died on the scene. Two other people suffered non-fatal injuries.
Upon hearing the news, several former teammates and coaches hailed the player on social networks.
"We lost one of the big ones too soon"Mack Brown, Benson's coach at the University of Texas, posted on Instagram, while Chad Johnson, who played with Benson in the Cincinnati Bengals, posted a photo of his former teammate on his personal Twitter page.