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#44 Seth Benson

Height 6-0
Weight 231 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Sioux Falls, S.D.
High School Washington
Twitter @sethbenson4
Instagram @sethbenson44

Hawk-Item – – Named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . redshirted in 2018 after seeing action in three games . . . one of 12 true freshmen to see action in 2018 . . . earned Dean’s List recognition, fall, 2018, spring, 2019, fall, 2019, and spring, 2020.

2019 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2019 – – Saw action in all 13 games, recording six solo tackles and five assists . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Miami, recording two solo tackles and two assists as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 30-0 win over Rutgers, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 125 yards total offense . . . saw action in 18-17 win at Iowa State, recording two assisted tackles . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . saw action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 20-0 win at Northwestern, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 19-10 win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 22 net rushing yards.

2018 – – Saw action in three games, but had no statistics . . . first action of career in 30-24 loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 63-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-28 win over Nebraska, but had no statistics.

High school honors — Named South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior… first-team elite all-state as a junior and senior… first-team all-conference as a junior and senior… Career — Four-year football letterman as linebacker, quarterback, and running back… ranks fourth all-time at Washington High School with 236 career tackles… helped prep team win three state championships, posting a three-year record of 35-1, including a 34-game winning streak… recorded 105 tackles as a senior, with 13 tackles for loss, six sacks, and four forced fumbles… team captain as a senior… also lettered in basketball, track, and baseball.

Personal — Born 7/27/99… health and human physiology major… earned academic all-state recognition with a 4.0 prep GPA… named Student of the Year as a freshman and junior… parents are JoElle and Chuck Benson… high school coach was Chad Stadem.