Al-Rasheed Benton


Height: 6-1
Weight: 237
Class: r-Jr.
Hometown: Newark, N.J.
HS/Last School: Shabazz HS


  • Has played in 26 career games with one start
2015 (r-So.)
  • Added depth at Mike linebacker
  • Had three tackles at TCU
  • Had five tackles at Baylor, including four unassisted tackles
  • Recorded three tackles with one tackle for loss vs. Maryland
  • Earned first start against Liberty
  • Named WVU Defensive Player of the Game against Liberty after finishing with seven tackles, including five solo and two tackles for loss
  • Had two tackles, including one tackle for loss vs. Georgia Southern
2014 (r-Fr.)
  • Added depth at linebacker
  • Used on special teams 
  • Played all 13 games, seeing action on 242 total plays, including 202 on special teams
  • Played in a season-high 31 plays against Oklahoma State
  • Has six tackles for the season, including three solo stops
  • Made two solo stops against Texas Tech
  • Collected two tackles against Towson
  • Added a tackle against Oklahoma State
  • Recorded a solo stop against Kansas
2013 (Fr.)
  • Redshirted
High School
  • Three-year letterwinner for coach Darnell Grant at Shabazz High
  • Two-time New Jersey All-State Third Team Defense
  • Finished 2012 with 110 tackles, 73 tackles for loss and two interceptions
  • Rushed for 710 yards with 14 touchdowns on offense
  • Recorded 105 tackles with seven sacks in 2011
  • Played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl
  • 2012 All-Group 2 First Team Defense
  • 2011 New Jersey All-Group 1 First Team Defense
  • Two-time All-Essex County First Team Defense
  • Earned All-Essex County Second Team Defense in 2010
  • Two-time Super Essex Conference Defensive Player of the Year
  • No. 15 on The Ledger Top 50
  • Birthday is December 10
  • Son of Rasheed Benton and Kim Phillips-Benton
  • One of eight children
  • Majoring in media studies
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll


Totals 323722464811313
2014Fr1333 0.0    
2016Jr62012320.0 11313


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