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Al-Rasheed                         Benton
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Al-Rasheed
Benton
Class: r-So.
Hometown: Newark, N.J.
Height: 6-1
Weight: 235
Sport: Football
Position: LB

Biography

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
 
Personal
• Birthday is December 10
• Son of Rasheed Benton and Kim Phillips-Benton
• One of eight children
• Majoring in media
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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