Travis Benjamin

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Travis Benjamin
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Benjamin in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 11     Cleveland Browns
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-12-29) December 29, 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth: Belle Glade, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 100
Debuted in 2012 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • AFC special teams player of the week (week 5)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013
Receptions 23
Receiving Yards 403
Touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com

Travis Benjamin (born December 29, 1989) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Miami and Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Florida prior to that. The Browns drafted him in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

His nickname is the "Belle Glade Blur" due to his quickness.[1]

High School Career[edit]

Benjamin played on the state championship team as a junior and was a contributing factor to their success the next season; finishing with 8 receiving touchdowns as a senior. Was the no. 21 ranked receiver by ESPN and 144th overall in the class of 2008.

College career[edit]

Benjamin played college football for the Miami Hurricanes for 4 seasons from (2008-2011).

College Statistics[edit]

Career Stats Receiving Kickoff Returns Punt Returns
Season School Class Rec Yds Avg TD KR Yds Avg TD PR Yds Avg TD
2008 Miami (FL) FR 18 293 16.3 3 22 496 22.5 0 16 181 11.3 0
2009 Miami (FL) SO 29 501 17.3 4 1 18 18.0 0 9 57 16.3 0
2010 Miami (FL) JR 43 743 17.3 3 1 31 31.0 0 23 106 4.6 1
2011 Miami (FL) SR 41 609 14.9 3 25 592 23.7 0 11 121 11.0 0
Career 131 2,146 16.4 13 49 1,137 23.2 0 58 475 8.2 1

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 172 lb 31 3/4 in 8 3/4 in 4.36 s 1.57 s 2.49 s 4.17 s 6.96 s 38 in 9 ft 11 in 14 reps
All measures are from NFL Combine [2], except 20 yd shuttle and Cone drill (UM Pro Day)

Benjamin was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 100th pick overall in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

2012 Season[edit]

Benjamin scored his first career touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in week 3; coming from a 22 yard pass. In week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Benjamin returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown, which is a franchise record for yardage on a single return. Benjamin finished his rookie season with 18 catches for 298 yards and 2 touchdowns.

2013 season[edit]

In week 5 against the Bills, Benjamin returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown en route to a 37-24 victory. On October 27, Benjamin suffered a torn ACL injury causing him to be out for the rest of the season.[3] Benjamin had 5 catches for 105 yards and 1 rush for 45 yards before the injury.

Track and field[edit]

Benjamin also ran for the Belle Glades (FL) Glades Central track team. He competed in the 100 meters and long jump. he ran personal season bests of 10.72 seconds in the 100 meters and 6.97 meters in the long jump. He placed fourth in both the 100 meters and 100 meters at the 2A state meet in 2008. He also led team to state 2A team runner-up finish in his junior year.

In 2009, he ran a season-best time of 6.40 seconds in the 55 metres at the Tom Jones Invitational. In the 60 metres, he ran a season-best time of 6.90 seconds in the preliminary round of the Texas A&M Invitational.

In 2010, he joined the indoor track team. He placed fourth in the ACC Championships in the 60 meters with a season-best time of 6.74 seconds. He ran the team's three fastest times on the season in the 60 meters.

Competing for the outdoor track team, he earned All-ACC honors, placing third in the 100 meters at the ACC Championships, with a time of 10.40 seconds, the fastest time of any Miami sprinter on the season. He ran the second leg of the 4 x 100 meter relay that advanced to the NCAA semifinals, that ran a season-best time of 39.57 seconds at the NCAA quarter finals, setting a school record, and placed fifth at the Penn Relays with a time of 40.35 seconds.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
55 metres 6.40 Gainesville, Florida January 24, 2009
60 meters 6.70 Lexington, Kentucky January 29, 2011
100 meters 10.40 Clemson, South Carolina April 17, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ Valade, Jodie. "Cleveland Browns add speedy Travis Benjamin, but expect core veterans to improve in 2012". Retrieved 8/10/12. 
  2. ^ "NFL Combine Results - Travis Benjamin". www.nfl.com/combine. NFL.com. Retrieved 9/9/14. 
  3. ^ "Cleveland Browns Lose Punt Returner Travis Benjamin to Season-Ending Knee Injury". 

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