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With his college career coming to an end last week as Louisville defeated Florida in the AllState Sugar Bowl, center Mario Benavides will now focus on his career as a pro.
Benavides has signed with agent Pat Lawlor of Galaxy Sports Advisors in Boca Raton, Florida. Mario has already traveled to Florida and will start training for the 2013 NFL Draft very soon. Galaxy Sports represents a number of current NFL players, including former LSU All American Patrick Peterson, who was a 2012 Pro Bowler.
Mario was a finalist for the 2012 Rimington Award, which is awarded to the nation’s top center. NFLDraftScout.com ranks Benavides as the 5th best center available in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Benavides and Alex Kupper will participate in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday, January 19 at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.
Mario went through quite a bit during his five years with the Louisville program. He was around for the...
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Just two days after announcing that starting forward Chane Behanan would miss seven-to-ten days and possibly miss up to four games with a sprained ankle, Pitino now says he expects Behanan to play tomorrow.
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University of Louisville sophomore Chane Behanan missed one game with a sprained ankle but it appears he will be back in action on Saturday when the Cardinals host South Florida in the KFC Yum! Center. The game is scheduled for 4 p.m. and Cardinal Authority will be courtside for the event.