Player Profiles

Al-Rasheed                         Benton
Class: r-So.
Hometown: Newark, N.J.
Height: 6-1
Weight: 225
Sport: Football
Position: LB


2013 (Fr.)
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 Dec. 10
-Son of Rasheed Benton and Kim Phillips-Benton
-One of eight children
-Majoring in journalism

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