Former NFL running back Cedric Benson was killed in a motorcycle crash in West Austin, Texas on Saturday. Benson, 36, and a female passenger in her 30s were killed when his motorcycle hit a minivan and crashed. The accident occurred at 10 p.m. Saturday night, hours after he posted a photo to his Instagram stories that shows his prized BMW motorcycle, along with the caption “My Saturday night.”
The former Texas University standout and his passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene. It isn’t clear if they were wearing helmets when they died.
Benson was a first round draft pick in the 2005 NFL draft. He was selected by the Chicago Bears and played with the team in Super Bowl XLI.
He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers. He retired from the NFL in 2012 after fracturing his foot.
In January of last year, Benson posted a meme that shows a photo from his Texas Longhorns glory days. The meme reads “Legends never die.”