Eno Benjamin

Eno Benjamin (born April 13, 1999) is an American football running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona State and was drafted by the Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Eno Benjamin
No. 26 – Arizona Cardinals
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1999-04-13) April 13, 1999 (age 23)
Dallas, Texas
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Wylie East (Wylie, Texas)
College:Arizona State (2017–2019)
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 7 / Pick: 222
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Rushing yards:118
Rushing average:3.5
Rushing touchdowns:1
Receptions:6
Receiving yards:42
Return yards:162
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Early yearsEdit

Benjamin attended Wylie East in Wylie, Texas.[1] During his high school career, he rushed for 7,546 yards and 111 touchdowns.[2][3] Benjamin originally committed to the University of Iowa to play college football but changed to Arizona State University.[4][5]

 
Benjamin with Arizona State in 2019

College careerEdit

As a true freshman at Arizona State in 2017, Benjamin would play in 10 games, totaling 23 carries for 142 yards and a touchdown. Benjamin also contributed to special teams as a punt returner in 2017, totaling 119 return yards.[6][7]

During his sophomore season in 2018, he broke the school record for rushing yards in a game with 312.[8][9] Following his junior year where he rushed for 1,083 yards and 10 touchdowns, Benjamin decided to forgo his senior year and declared for the 2020 NFL Draft.[10]

StatisticsEdit

College football statistics[11]
Season Team Class Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2017 Arizona State FR 23 142 6.2 1 5 15 3.0 0 28 157 5.6 1
2018 Arizona State SO 300 1642 5.5 16 35 263 7.5 2 335 1905 5.7 18
2019 Arizona State JR 253 1083 4.3 10 42 347 8.3 2 295 1430 4.8 12
Career 576 2867 5.0 27 82 625 7.6 4 658 3492 5.3 31

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 8+78 in
(1.75 m)
207 lb
(94 kg)
31+14 in
(0.79 m)
8+58 in
(0.22 m)
4.57 s 4.25 s 6.97 s 39.0 in
(0.99 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
12 reps
All values from NFL Combine[12]

Benjamin was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with 222nd overall pick in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft.[13] He was inactive for every game as a rookie.

Benjamin entered the 2021 season third on the Cardinals depth chart behind Chase Edmonds and James Conner. Filling in for Edmonds in Week 9, Benjamin scored his first NFL rushing touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers. He finished the season with 118 yards and a touchdown through nine games.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The motivation for D-FW's biggest high school celebrity, Eno Benjamin, is not rooted in fame, but the mistakes of his brother". SportsDay. November 7, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "ASU running back Eno Benjamin looking too good to not play as freshman". azcentral.com. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "ASU Football expects Eno Benjamin to contribute right away". The State Press. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Wylie East running back Eno Benjamin opens up about decommitment from Iowa in detailed letter". SportsDay. November 24, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "Four-star running back Eno Benjamin commits to ASU". azcentral.com. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "No. 16 Utes will meet a tough Arizona State running back they really sought in recruiting". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "No. 3 Eno Benjamin Bio". thesundevils.com. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  8. ^ "ASU football: Eno Benjamin blows away 45-year record with ASU's first 300-yard rushing game in win". azcentral.com. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Bob Baum The Associated Press. "Eno Benjamin runs for 312 yards as Arizona State crushes Oregon State - Sports - The Register-Guard - Eugene, OR". registerguard.com. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Rudner, Jacob (December 11, 2019). "ASU star running back Eno Benjamin declares for 2020 NFL draft". 247sports.com. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  11. ^ "Eno Benjamin". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 31, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Eno Benjamin Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  13. ^ Odegard, Kyle (April 25, 2020). "Cardinals Nab Arizona State Running Back Eno Benjamin In Seventh Round". AzCardinals.com. Retrieved April 25, 2020.

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