9th Man Nation

9 Mykel Benson

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9
Name
Mykel Benson
Position
Fullback
Height
6' 0"
Weight
295 lbs
Current Team
Albany Empire
Seasons
2019
Birthday
March 8, 1988
Age
31

Hailing from Florida, Benson enters his ninth year in the Arena Football League and joins the Empire with championship experience. He attended Florida A&M University where he played both football and baseball. After College, Benson burst onto the scene in his rookie season in the AFL with the Milwaukee Mustangs, racking up 20 total touchdowns. Following his rookie year, Benson split time with the Orlando Predators and Georgia Force before breaking out with the San Antonio Talons in 2014 racking up over 500 total yards and 20 total touchdowns on his way to being named Second Team All-Arena honors in 2014. Benson spent both the 2016 and 2017 seasons continuing his dominance on the ground in Arizona compiling 36 total scores in the two seasons and was named First Team All-Arena in 2016. Last season, Benson played for the champion Philadelphia Soul where he finished first in the league in rushing touchdowns with 23 and fourth in the league in total touchdowns with 26 on his way to another First Team All-Arena honor. Benson began the 2018 season on the Baltimore Brigade before being picked up by Albany in Week 11. In his Empire Debut, he rushed five times for 25 yards and one touchdown.

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