Famed running back Cedric Benson, who racked up awards in his collegiate and NFL careers, died Saturday night. He was 36 years old.
Austin police said a minivan was trying to cross an intersection when it ran into a motorcycle, CNN affiliate KXAN reported. Both Benson and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene.
Benson, a four-year starter with the Texas Longhorns, rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his seasons in Austin and is the 10th-leading rusher in college football history (5,540 yards), according to Bleacher Report.
He won the Doak Walker Award and earned All-American honors in 2004, finishing as the second-leading rusher in Texas history.