Mykel “Boom Boom” Benson (born December 30, 1987) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Milwaukee Mustangs as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football and college baseball at Florida A&M University.[1]

Mykel Benson
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Benson in 2017
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1987-12-30) December 30, 1987 (age 32)
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school:Palm Bay (FL) Bayside
College:Florida A&M
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Rushing yards:1,765
Rushing TDs:123
Receiving yards:891
Receiving TDs:25
Player stats at

Benson was assigned to the Philadelphia Soul on January 13, 2017.[2] He was placed on recallable reassignment on April 1, 2017. He was activated April 5, 2017. He earned First Team All-Arena honors in 2017.[3] On August 26, 2017, the Soul beat the Tampa Bay Storm in ArenaBowl XXX by a score of 44–40.[4]

On April 17, 2018, he was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade.[5] On June 14, 2018, he was placed on reassignment. The next day, he was claimed off reassignment by the Albany Empire.[6] Benson was named to his third All-Arena Team in 2019, en route to winning his second championship with Albany that same year.


  1. ^ St. Clair Murraine (February 16, 2010). "FAMU's Benson moves from gridiron to diamond". Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Transactions". Archived from the original on January 19, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams". August 21, 2017. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Soul Snare Second Straight Foster Trophy in ArenaBowl XXX". Archived from the original on August 27, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Recent Transactions". Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved June 15, 2018.

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