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Details Emerge From Cedric Benson's Tragic Death At 36

Former Texas Longhorns RB Cedric Benson.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Runningback Cedric Benson #32 of the Texas Longhorns runs with the ball against the Michigan Wolverines in the 91st Rose Bowl Game at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2005 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The football world is still in shock over the sudden, shocking passing of former running back Cedric Benson. Since his death was announced earlier this morning, we've learned some new details as to what happened.

According to TMZ, Benson was driving a motorcycle with an unnamed passenger last night. Tragically, Benson's bike got into an accident with another vehicle, killing him and his passenger.

Two other adults were reportedly injured in the accident.

As of writing, the incident is under investigation and no cause has been specified.

Benson was a star running back at Texas, earning tons of accolades between 2001 and 2004. His success in college resulted in him being selected No. 4 overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2005 NFL Draft.

Unfortunately, personal issues and legal troubles caused the Bears to release him after just three seasons. He would sign with the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2008 season and quickly re-established himself as an elite back.

In 2009, he rushed for a career-high 1,251 yards and six touchdowns, including a 189-yard rushing performance against the Bears in Week 7.

He would cross the 1,000-yard plane two more times in his Bengals career.

His NFL career ended after an injury-plagued season with the Green Bay Packers in 2012.

Per a profile from SB Nation in 2016, Benson took up a job as a loan originator after retiring.

We will continue to update you as this story progresses.