Cedric Benson

Former Chicago Bears running back and Texas Longhorns legend Cedric Benson has died, family and friends confirmed on Sunday. Benson's death was reportedly the result of a motorcycle accident in Austin, Texas that also claimed the life of an unnamed woman. Benson was 36 years old.

Emergency responders told the Austin American-Statesmen that they were investigating the crash in the crash in Austin, which occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday. Benson and a passenger were killed. Two other adults were injured in the crash but suffered non-fatal injuries.

Former Longhorns coach Mack Brown, who coached Benson at Texas, commented on a post on Instagram saying, "We lost a great one way too soon.”

Information from SI.com and The Austin American-Statesman contributed to this report.

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