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Travis Benjamin

Travis Benjamin

12
WR
Height: 
5-10

Weight:

175

Age

27
Miami (Fla.)
6 Years Pro

2017 Season

  • rec20
  • yds325
  • avg16.3
  • tds3
stats

Big-play wide receiver and kick returner Travis Benjamin returns for his second year with the Chargers after signing a four-year deal in 2016.

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Biography

Big-play wide receiver and kick returner Travis Benjamin returns for his second year with the Chargers after signing a four-year deal in 2016. A legitmate home-run threat, Benjamin has scored 17 touchdowns during his career, and the average length of his touchdowns is an astonishing 40.8 yards. Including punt returns, 10 of Benjamin’s 17 career TDs have been of 40 yards or longer. His 11.9-yard career punt return average from when he entered the NFL in 2012 is the highest in the League over the last five years (2012-16).

Benjamin came to the Chargers from Cleveland. In 2015, he was the Browns’ second-leading receiver as he set career highs in catches, yards and touchdowns. During a September 2015 game vs. Tennessee, Benjamin caught touchdown passes of 50 and 60 yards, in addition to returning a punt 78 yards for another score. He joined Tavon Austin as the only players in NFL history with a 75-plus yard punt return touchdown and two 50-plus yard touchdown catches in a single game. Combined with a 54-yard touchdown catch in the Browns’ season opener at the New York Jets, Benjamin became the first player since Hall of Famer Jim Brown (1963) with four 50-plus yard touchdowns in a season’s first two games.

Benjamin’s nickname is Rabbit. As a youth in Florida because he used to chase rabbits that were escaping from burning cane fields. Benjamin swears that it helped him develop his speed and agility.

The Belle Glade, Florida native still returns to his hometown every offseason where he hosts a youth football camp with Deonte Thompson, who played in the NFL with Baltimore, Buffalo, and Chicago from 2012-15.

Benjamin is easy to spot with his trademark long dreadlocks, which haven’t been cut since he was in the eighth grade.

Benjamin is married to the former Africa Stefanos, a former on-air host at the hip-hop radio station FM Z107.9 in Cleveland.

Benjamin comes from a family with a long history in law enforcement. His mother, Cynthia Stewart, has been a sheriff’s deputy in Palm Beach County, Florida for the last 13 years, and two of his aunts, Quandra and Kimberly Stewart, both work in corrections.

Breast cancer is a cause that’s important to Benjamin as both is mother and grandmother are survivors. in 2016, Benjamin co-hosted the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with safety Jahleel Addae.

Benjamin’s cousin Alphonso Marshall played cornerback for the Chicago Bears from 2004- 05. His brother, Troy Stewart, played football at Bethune-Cookman.

Benjamin’s hobbies include fishing, watching track, cooking and traveling. At Miami, Benjamin set a school record in the 60 meters, and he was a national finalist in the 4x100-meter relay

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Fourth-round pick (100) by Cleveland, April 28, 2012...signed May 10...contract expired, March 9, 2016...signed four-year contract with Chargers, March 11.

2016: First 100-yard game of season (115) and two touchdowns (6 and 45 yards) in 38-14 win vs. Jacksonville Sept. 18...first gave Chargers 14-0 lead and second 35-0 lead...went over 100 yards on 45-yard scoring catch...43-yard catch in second quarter set up TD that gave Bolts 21-0 lead...tied career-high with 117 yards receiving Oct. 9 at Oakland...54-yard catch-and-run to help set up field goal for 10-6 lead...during late fourth quarter TD drive to get within 34-31, had 11-yard catch on 2nd-and-11 and 23-yarder to Oakland 17...despite dealing with sore knee, 13-yard catch-and-run for key 3rd-and-5 conversion during late fourth-quarter TD drive in 33-30 OT win at Atlanta Oct. 23...one-handed 14-yard TD catch in back of end zone late in third quarter on 3rd-and-10 play Oct. 30 at Denver... capped 98-yard drive, team’s longest since 2011 season finale, and brought Bolts to within 17-13... also helped contribute to TD on Bolts’ opening drive of game with 18-yard catch on 3rd-and-5...became first WR since Carolina’s Kelvin Benjamin in Week 1 to catch TD vs. Denver’s defense...inactive Nov. 13 vs. Miami (knee)...47-yard TD catch on game’s opening drive Dec. 18 vs. Oakland...Team Captain and caught game-long 50-yard catch on first play from scrimmage Dec. 24 at Cleveland...inactive Jan. 1 vs. Kansas City (knee).

2015: Caught Johnny Manziel’s first NFL touchdown pass (54 yards) Sept. 13 at N.Y. Jets...AFC Special Teams Player of Week after three TDs in 20-14 win Sept. 20 vs. Tennessee...career-best 154 punt return yards, including 78-yard TD return...season-high 115 yards receiving, including TD catches of 60 and 50 yards...finished game with 269 all-purpose yards...first player in Browns history with two receiving TDs and punt return TD in single game...team captain Oct. 11 at Baltimore...season-high nine catches and 117 yards receiving Oct. 18 vs. Denver...team-high 113 yards receiving Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh...team captain Nov. 30 vs. Ravens and caught game-tying 42-yard TD pass with 1:47 left in game.

2014: Two touchdowns, including game-winning six-yard TD catch with 1:09 remaining in 29-28 come-from-behind win at Tennessee Oct. 5...also caught 17-yarder with 6:49 left to get within six (22-28).

2013: AFC Special Teams Player of Week after team-record 179 punt return yards, including 79-yard touchdown return, Oct. 3 vs. Buffalo...most punt return yards in game by NFL player since 2004...86-yard kickoff return led to touchdown Oct. 20 at Green Bay...injured knee Oct. 27 at Kansas City...placed on “Reserve-Injured” Oct. 30.

 2012: First NFL TD on 22-yard catch Sept. 23 at Buffalo...AFC Special Teams Player of Week after 149 punt return yards, including 93-yard TD return Dec. 9 vs. Kansas City...first Browns rookie with punt return TD since 1967...69-yard touchdown catch Dec. 16 at Washington.

 

COLLEGE: In 49 career games, totaled 131 catches for 2,146 yards and 13 TDs...sixth player in school history to surpass 2,000 yards...third in school history with 3,874 all-purpose yards.

 

PERSONAL: Born in Belle Glade, Fla....two-time All-Palm Beach County at Glades Central in Belle Glade...won state title as junior.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
seasonteamggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
2017LAC1022032516.34437618.714020
2016SD1484767714.45442-3-1.5-1053
2015CLE16156896614.2615412310032
2014CLE1601831417.44333113.710020
2013CLE835105213901454545021
2012CLE1431829816.66926661135011
TOTAL1762,68515.36917231928.3450157

Recent Games

receivingrushingfumbles
wkopresultrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
11BUFW 54-241212121017770--
10@JAXL 17-2000--011313130--
8@NEL 13-2156412.824121477010
7DENW 21-01424242114440--
6@OAKW 17-1600--0-------
5@NYGW 27-22218912011414140--
4PHIL 24-2622110.5190-----10
3KCL 10-2451052144019990--
2MIAL 17-1911111110-------
1@DENL 21-2434314.3381-------

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2017LAC102032516.332.544362120
2016SD144767714.448.4544106263
2015CLE166896614.260.4615126391
2014CLE161831417.419.643381140
2013CLE851052113.13904040
2012CLE141829816.621.369241131
TOTAL 781762,68515.334.4691744161085

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2017LAC1070.7618.76.1014342.9000
2016SD1420.1-3-1.5-0.20-10-000
2015CLE1640.31230.8010125000
2014CLE1630.2113.70.7010133.3000
2013CLE810.145455.60451100110
2012CLE1460.466114.7035350100
TOTAL 78230.31928.32.5045939.1210

passing

yearteamgattcomppctatt/gydsavgyds/gtdtd%intint%lng20+40+scksckyrate
2017LAC10-----------------
2016SD1410-0.10--0-0--000039.6
2015CLE16-----------------
2014CLE16-----------------
2013CLE8-----------------
2012CLE14-----------------
TOTAL 7810-00--0-0-0000039.6

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017LAC10---------
2016SD14---------
2015CLE16---------
2014CLE161224620.52806000
2013CLE8314648.78603100
2012CLE1437625.32903000
TOTAL 78184682686012100

punt returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017LAC10201668.365131142
2016SD149596.61800002
2015CLE162832411.678141102
2014CLE16151278.53702082
2013CLE82225711.77914272
2012CLE14314949.79312210
TOTAL 78971,08211.29341564010

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2017LAC1020-2-0-0000
2016SD1453-----0100
2015CLE1632-1-0-0000
2014CLE1620-11000000
2013CLE821-1-0-0000
2012CLE1411-1-0-0000
TOTAL 78157-61000100

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017LAC10110000-----
2016SD14440000-----
2015CLE16330000-----
2014CLE16110000-----
2013CLE8220000-----
2012CLE14220000-----
TOTAL 7813130000000-0

preseason

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
108/13/2017SEAL 48-1710289-741-------
208/20/2017NOL 13-710------------
308/26/2017@LAW 21-1910145-451-------
408/31/2017@SFL 13-2300------------
TOTAL 303134-742-------

regular season

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
109/11/2017@DENL 21-2410343-381-------
209/17/2017MIAL 19-1710111-110-------
309/24/2017KCL 24-10105105-44019-90--
410/01/2017PHIL 26-2410221-190-----10
510/08/2017@NYGW 27-2210218-120114-140--
610/15/2017@OAKW 17-161100--0-------
710/22/2017DENW 0-2110142-42114-40--
810/29/2017@NEL 13-2111564-241214-7010
1011/12/2017@JAXL 17-201000--0113-130--
1111/19/2017BUFW 24-5410121-21017-70--
TOTAL 10220325-443761-14020

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Buffalo Bills112121211-010
Denver Broncos248521.3422-221
Jacksonville Jaguars100--0-000
Kansas City Chiefs1510521444-021
Miami Dolphins111111111-000
New England Patriots156412.8243-110
New York Giants12189120-000
Oakland Raiders100--0-000
Philadelphia Eagles122110.5191-000

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division61113512.3246-120
vs AFC Teams81628617.94411-362
vs NFC Teams24399.8191-000
vs Own Division4919021.1446-242

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
November212121211-010
October51014514.5425-221
September3915917.7446-131

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
EverBank Field100--0-000
Gillette Stadium156412.8243-110
MetLife Stadium12189120-000
Oakland Coliseum100--0-000
Sports Authority Field at Mile High134314.3381-110
StubHub Center51020020448-142

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses61624415.34410-241
Wins448120.3422-121

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Mondays134314.3381-110
Sundays91728216.64411-252

rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Buffalo Bills1177700
Denver Broncos2144400
Jacksonville Jaguars1113131301
Kansas City Chiefs1199900
Miami Dolphins1------
New England Patriots12147701
New York Giants1114141401
Oakland Raiders1------
Philadelphia Eagles1------

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division65489.61403
vs AFC Teams86477.81302
vs NFC Teams2114141401
vs Own Division42136.5900

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
November2220101301
October543281402
September3199900

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
EverBank Field1113131301
Gillette Stadium12147701
MetLife Stadium1114141401
Oakland Coliseum1------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1------
StubHub Center53206.7900

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses643691302
Wins43258.31401

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Mondays1------
Sundays97618.71403

punt-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Buffalo Bills110000000
Denver Broncos248521.3651217
Jacksonville Jaguars13103.360001
Kansas City Chiefs1312490002
Miami Dolphins112323230100
New England Patriots11-8-8-80001
New York Giants133511.7190002
Oakland Raiders126360001
Philadelphia Eagles1231.530000

punt-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Outside Own Division611635.7230104
vs AFC Teams8151288.56513112
vs NFC Teams25387.6190002
vs Own Division4910311.46512110

punt-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
November24102.560001
October51112411.3651219
September35326.4230104

punt-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
EverBank Field13103.360001
Gillette Stadium11-8-8-80001
MetLife Stadium133511.7190002
Oakland Coliseum126360001
Sports Authority Field at Mile High11-3-3-30002
StubHub Center51012612.6651317

punt-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Losses611373.4230106
Wins4912914.3651218

punt-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Mondays11-3-3-30002
Sundays9191698.96513112

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Buffalo Bills1------
Denver Broncos2-----0
Jacksonville Jaguars1------
Kansas City Chiefs1------
Miami Dolphins1------
New England Patriots110-1-0
New York Giants1------
Oakland Raiders1------
Philadelphia Eagles110-1--

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division620-2-0
vs AFC Teams810-1-0
vs NFC Teams210-1--
vs Own Division4-----0

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
November2------
October520-2-0
September3-----0

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
EverBank Field1------
Gillette Stadium110-1-0
MetLife Stadium1------
Oakland Coliseum1------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1-----0
StubHub Center510-1-0

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses620-2-0
Wins4-----0

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Mondays1-----0
Sundays920-2-0

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Buffalo Bills10----------
Denver Broncos20---0------
Jacksonville Jaguars10----------
Kansas City Chiefs11100-0-----
Miami Dolphins10----------
New England Patriots10---0------
New York Giants10----------
Oakland Raiders10----------
Philadelphia Eagles10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division60---0------
vs AFC Teams8110000-----
vs NFC Teams20----------
vs Own Division4110000-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
November20----------
October50---0------
September3110000-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
EverBank Field10----------
Gillette Stadium10---0------
MetLife Stadium10----------
Oakland Coliseum10----------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High10---0------
StubHub Center5110000-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses6110000-----
Wins40---0------

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays10---0------
Sundays9110000-----

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Grass81324318.7449-252
Turf278211.7243-110

Receiving splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Home Games51020020448-142
Road Games51012512.5384-220

Receiving splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Ahead37424.7423-121
Ahead by 1-8 Points11111111-000
Ahead by 9-16 Points14242421-111
Behind1623214.5448-241
Behind by 1-8 Points8759.4183-000
Behind by 9-16 Points815719.6445-241
Tied11919191-000

Receiving splits - HALF

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
1st Half813416.8445-021
2nd Half1219115.9427-341
Last Two Minutes of Half68113.5264-010

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line12220-000
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line715522.1425-341
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line23015181-000
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line1013813.8446-021

Receiving splits - QUARTERS

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
1st Quarter36923442-011
2nd Quarter56513213-010
3rd Quarter11111111-000
4th Quarter1118016.4426-341
4th Quarter within 7210.520-000
Overtime00--0-000

Receiving splits - MARGIN

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Margin 0-7689311.6383-110
Margin 15+226331.5422-121
Margin 8-1421016916.9447-131