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Mario Benavides Hoping To Earn A Roster Spot With The Cincinnati Bengals

Former Louisville center Mario Benavides participated in the Cincinnati Bengal’s rookie minicamp over the weekend. Surprisingly, Benavides went undrafted a few weeks ago and had reportedly signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs shortly after the draft. I’m not exactly sure what transpired over the last couple of weeks, but instead of reporting to Kansas City, Benavides...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Benavides at 300 pounds and ready for the NFL

Another look at a former University of Louisville player hoping to get his name called later this week in the NFL Draft. Mario Benavides finished his career in the Sugar Bowl for the Cardinals but hopes he has plenty more games left in the NFL.
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Mario Benavides Preparing For Pro Career

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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Benavides talks career, honors and Sugar Bowl

Mario Benavides' impressive career at the starting center for the University of Louisville has one more game left. The senior recently visited with Cardinal Authority and discussed his time at U of L, being a Rimington Trophy finalist, the Sugar Bowl and more.
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Louisville Center Mario Benavides Named A Finalist For Rimington Trophy

Louisville senior center Mario Benavides has been named a finalist for the 2012 Rimington Trophy, which is awarded to the nation’s best center. Rimington Trophy Finalists: Mario Benavides (Lousiville) Braxston Cave (Notre Dame) Dalton Freeman (Clemson) Khaled Holmes (USC) Barrett Jones (Alabama) Matt Stankiewitch (Penn State) The winner of the Rimington Trophy will be presented...
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Position series feature: Mario Benavides

Mario Benavides has suffered through injury after injury during his career at the University of Louisville. But now the senior center is healthy and primed for a big-time season as a leader of the Cardinals’ offense. Read all about him:
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

UofL says Marios Benavides okay

A report that Mario Benavides was injured during Monday’s University of Louisville practice is erroneous, according to Rocco Gasparo, a team spokesman.A source close to the team had indicated otherwise earlier Tuesday.But Gasparo stated that Benavides participated in practice on Tuesday.
Via Louisville Card Game
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Mario Benavides injures shoulder

Mario Benavides incurred a shoulder injury during a University of Louisville football practice Monday.Mario BenavidesThe senior center, who is on the watch list for the Outland Trophy for interior lineman and the Rimington Trophy for centers, was missing in practice Tuesday.The extent of the injury has yet to be determined but a source indicated that it could be serious and possibly...
Via Louisville Card Game
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Super Mario back in the trenches

Offensive linemen don’t get much exposure, the limelight typically evading them.But Mario Benavides is not your typical lineman. He’s one of those players who actually lived up to his highlight reel, having started at center the past three seasons. He’s on the watch list this season for the Outland Trophy for the interior lineman and the Rimington Trophy for centers.He’s...
Via Louisville Card Game
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Mario Benavides Makes Remington Award Watch List

For the second year in a row, Louisville Center Mario Benavides has made the preseason Remington Trophy watch list. The list includes 21 returning players from the 2011 Watch List. The Remington Trophy is given out each year to the nations top center. Benavides struggled with injures for the better part of last season. The Texas native is finaly getting healthy and should have a...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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