The Texas Longhorns will honor the late Cedric Benson with a helmet decal this season.
Benson was killed in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 17 of this year. As a result, a funeral service was held this past weekend.
Benson wore No. 32 during his four year career at Texas which spanned from 2001-2004. A black No. 32 decal has been placed on the back of all Texas helmets.
It is undetermined how long the helmet decal will be worn by the team. Images of the Texas helmet with the black decal can be seen below.
During his collegiate career, Benson rushed for a combined 5,540 yards and 64 touchdowns. After a stellar senior year in 2004, Benson won the Doak Walker Award — just the second player in Texas history to do so at that time.
Due to his incredible legacy, Texas head coach Tom Herman spent time in his latest press conference remembering Benson.
“It’s an unbelievably sad day with the news of the passing of Cedric Benson,” Herman said, via 247Sports. “We lost a true Longhorn Legend, one of the best running backs in college football history and a really special man.”
The decal will help fans, players and coaches remember Benson and the special legacy he leaves behind.