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Travis Benjamin

Travis Benjamin

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Weight:

175

Age

27
Miami (Fla.)
6 Years Pro
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2016 Season

  • rec47
  • yds677
  • avg14.4
  • tds4
stats

A legitimate home-run threat, Travis Benjamin has scored 13 touchdowns during his career and the average length of his touchdowns is an astonishing 52.3 yards per score.

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In March, the Chargers landed former Cleveland Browns big-play wide receiver and kick returner Travis Benjamin on a four-year deal. A legitimate home-run threat, Benjamin has scored 13 touchdowns during his career and the average length of his touchdowns is an astonishing 52.3 yards per score. His 12.6-yard career punt return average from when he entered the NFL in 2012 is the highest in the NFL over the last four years (2012-15).

Benjamin was the Browns’ second-leading receiver in 2015 as he set career highs with 68 catches, 966 yards and five touchdown grabs. In September, he had a career game against Tennessee, catching touchdown passes of 50 and 60 yards, in addition to returning a punt 78 yards for another score. Benjamin 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 against 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. He earned the moniker 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, who worked as an 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 12 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.

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.

 

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
2016SD1484767714.45442-3-1.5-1053
2015CLE16156896614.2615412310032
2014CLE1601831417.44333113.710020
2013CLE835105213901454545021
2012CLE1431829816.66926661135011
TOTAL1562,36015.16914161318.2450137

Recent Games

receivingrushingfumbles
wkopresultrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
17KCL 27-37------------
16@CLEL 17-2037525500-------
15OAKL 16-1925628471-------
14@CARL 16-2800--01-2-2-20--
13TBL 21-2822412180-------
12@HOUW 21-1318880-------
10MIAL 24-31------------
9TENW 43-3515550-------
8@DENL 19-2734414.7181-------
7@ATLW 33-3045413.5210-------
6DENW 21-133175.780-----11
5@OAKL 31-34711716.7540-----10
4NOL 34-3544812250-----11
3@INDL 22-2648220.5430-----21
2JAXW 38-14611519.24521-1-1-10--
1@KCL 27-337324.680-------

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2016SD144767714.448.4544106263
2015CLE166896614.260.4615126391
2014CLE161831417.419.643381140
2013CLE851052113.13904040
2012CLE141829816.621.369241131
TOTAL 681562,36015.134.769143814965

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2016SD1420.1-3-1.5-0.20-10-000
2015CLE1640.31230.8010125000
2014CLE1630.2113.70.7010133.3000
2013CLE810.145455.60451100110
2012CLE1460.466114.7035350100
TOTAL 68160.21318.21.9045637.5210

passing

yearteamgattcomppctatt/gydsavgyds/gtdtd%intint%lng20+40+scksckyrate
2016SD1410-0.10--0-0--000039.6
2015CLE16-----------------
2014CLE16-----------------
2013CLE8-----------------
2012CLE14-----------------
TOTAL 6810-00--0-0-0000039.6

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016SD14---------
2015CLE16---------
2014CLE161224620.52806000
2013CLE8314648.78603100
2012CLE1437625.32903000
TOTAL 68184682686012100

punt returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016SD149596.61800002
2015CLE162832411.678141102
2014CLE16151278.53702082
2013CLE82225711.77914272
2012CLE14314949.79312210
TOTAL 687791611.9933125268

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016SD1453-----0100
2015CLE1632-1-0-0000
2014CLE1620-11000000
2013CLE821-1-0-0000
2012CLE1411-1-0-0000
TOTAL 68137-41000100

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016SD14440000-----
2015CLE16330000-----
2014CLE16110000-----
2013CLE8220000-----
2012CLE14220000-----
TOTAL 6812120000000-0

preseason

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
108/13/2016@TENL 10-2700------------
208/19/2016ARIW 3-1911111-1101-5--50--
308/28/2016@MINL 10-2311232-170-------
409/01/2016SFL 31-2100------------
TOTAL 22343-1701-5--50--

regular season

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
109/11/2016@KCL 27-3311732-80-------
209/18/2016JAXW 14-38116115-4521-1--10--
309/25/2016@INDL 22-2610482-430-----21
410/02/2016NOL 35-3411448-250-----11
510/09/2016@OAKL 31-34107117-540-----10
610/13/2016DENW 13-2111317-80-----11
710/23/2016@ATLW 33-3010454-210-------
810/30/2016@DENL 19-2710344-181-------
911/06/2016TENW 35-431115-50-------
1011/13/2016MIAL 31-2400------------
1211/27/2016@HOUW 21-131018-80-------
1312/04/2016TBL 28-2111224-180-------
1412/11/2016@CARL 16-281000--01-2--20--
1512/18/2016OAKL 19-1611256-471-------
1612/24/2016@CLEL 17-2011375-500-------
1701/01/2017KCL 37-2700------------
TOTAL 14847677-5442-3--1053

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Atlanta Falcons145413.5213-010
Carolina Panthers100--0-000
Cleveland Browns137525503-011
Denver Broncos266110.2184-100
Houston Texans118880-000
Indianapolis Colts148220.5432-021
Jacksonville Jaguars1611519.2454-222
Kansas City Chiefs17324.682-000
Miami Dolphins0---------
New Orleans Saints144812252-010
Oakland Raiders2917319.2546-132
Tampa Bay Buccaneers122412180-000
Tennessee Titans115550-000

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division92541116.45014-274
vs AFC Teams103755114.95421-486
vs NFC Teams41012612.6255-020
vs Own Division52226612.15412-232

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
December4715522.1505-122
January0---------
November22136.580-000
October52128013.35413-141
September31722913.5458-243

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Arrowhead Stadium17324.682-000
Bank of America Stadium100--0-000
FirstEnergy Stadium137525503-011
Georgia Dome145413.5213-010
Lucas Oil Stadium148220.5432-021
NRG Stadium118880-000
Oakland Coliseum1711716.7544-021
Qualcomm Stadium61826514.7479-343
Sports Authority Field at Mile High134414.7183-100

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses93247814.95418-274
Wins51519913.3458-232

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)269215.3504-011
Sundays124158514.35422-495

rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Atlanta Falcons1------
Carolina Panthers11-2-2-200
Cleveland Browns1------
Denver Broncos2------
Houston Texans1------
Indianapolis Colts1------
Jacksonville Jaguars11-1-1-100
Kansas City Chiefs1------
Miami Dolphins0------
New Orleans Saints1------
Oakland Raiders2------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1------
Tennessee Titans1------

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division92-3-1.5-100
vs AFC Teams101-1-1-100
vs NFC Teams41-2-2-200
vs Own Division5------

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
December41-2-2-200
January0------
November2------
October5------
September31-1-1-100

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Arrowhead Stadium1------
Bank of America Stadium11-2-2-200
FirstEnergy Stadium1------
Georgia Dome1------
Lucas Oil Stadium1------
NRG Stadium1------
Oakland Coliseum1------
Qualcomm Stadium61-1-1-100
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1------

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses91-2-2-200
Wins51-1-1-100

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2------
Sundays122-3-1.5-100

passing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattcomppctydsavglngtdint1st1st%20+scksckyrate
Atlanta Falcons110-0--000-00039.6
Carolina Panthers1--------------
Cleveland Browns1--------------
Denver Broncos2--------------
Houston Texans1--------------
Indianapolis Colts1--------------
Jacksonville Jaguars1--------------
Kansas City Chiefs1--------------
Miami Dolphins0--------------
New Orleans Saints1--------------
Oakland Raiders2--------------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1--------------
Tennessee Titans1--------------

passing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattcomppctydsavglngtdint1st1st%20+scksckyrate
Outside Own Division910-0--000-00039.6
vs AFC Teams10--------------
vs NFC Teams410-0--000-00039.6
vs Own Division5--------------

passing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattcomppctydsavglngtdint1st1st%20+scksckyrate
December4--------------
January0--------------
November2--------------
October510-0--000-00039.6
September3--------------

passing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattcomppctydsavglngtdint1st1st%20+scksckyrate
Arrowhead Stadium1--------------
Bank of America Stadium1--------------
FirstEnergy Stadium1--------------
Georgia Dome110-0--000-00039.6
Lucas Oil Stadium1--------------
NRG Stadium1--------------
Oakland Coliseum1--------------
Qualcomm Stadium6--------------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1--------------

passing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattcomppctydsavglngtdint1st1st%20+scksckyrate
Losses9--------------
Wins510-0--000-00039.6

passing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattcomppctydsavglngtdint1st1st%20+scksckyrate
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2--------------
Sundays1210-0--000-00039.6

punt-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Atlanta Falcons1--------
Carolina Panthers1--------
Cleveland Browns1--------
Denver Broncos210000000
Houston Texans1--------
Indianapolis Colts110000000
Jacksonville Jaguars122110.5120000
Kansas City Chiefs128470000
Miami Dolphins0--------
New Orleans Saints133010180000
Oakland Raiders2--------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1--------
Tennessee Titans1--------

punt-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Outside Own Division96518.5180000
vs AFC Teams106294.8120000
vs NFC Teams433010180000
vs Own Division5382.770000

punt-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
December4--------
January0--------
November2--------
October54307.5180000
September35295.8120000

punt-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Arrowhead Stadium128470000
Bank of America Stadium1--------
FirstEnergy Stadium1--------
Georgia Dome1--------
Lucas Oil Stadium110000000
NRG Stadium1--------
Oakland Coliseum1--------
Qualcomm Stadium66518.5180000
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1--------

punt-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Losses96386.3180000
Wins53217120000

punt-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)210000000
Sundays128597.4180000

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Atlanta Falcons1------
Carolina Panthers1------
Cleveland Browns1------
Denver Broncos211---0
Houston Texans1------
Indianapolis Colts121----
Jacksonville Jaguars1-----0
Kansas City Chiefs1------
Miami Dolphins0------
New Orleans Saints111----
Oakland Raiders210---0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1------
Tennessee Titans1------

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division932---0
vs AFC Teams1042---0
vs NFC Teams411----
vs Own Division521---0

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
December4-----0
January0------
November2------
October532---0
September321---0

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Arrowhead Stadium1------
Bank of America Stadium1------
FirstEnergy Stadium1------
Georgia Dome1------
Lucas Oil Stadium121----
NRG Stadium1------
Oakland Coliseum110----
Qualcomm Stadium622---0
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1-----0

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses942---0
Wins511---0

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)211----
Sundays1242---0

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Atlanta Falcons10----------
Carolina Panthers10----------
Cleveland Browns10----------
Denver Broncos2110000-----
Houston Texans11100-0-----
Indianapolis Colts10----------
Jacksonville Jaguars10---0------
Kansas City Chiefs10----------
Miami Dolphins00----------
New Orleans Saints11100-0-----
Oakland Raiders2110000-----
Tampa Bay Buccaneers10----------
Tennessee Titans10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division9220000-----
vs AFC Teams10330000-----
vs NFC Teams41100-0-----
vs Own Division5220000-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December40---0------
January00----------
November21100-0-----
October5330000-----
September30---0------

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arrowhead Stadium10----------
Bank of America Stadium10----------
FirstEnergy Stadium10----------
Georgia Dome10----------
Lucas Oil Stadium10----------
NRG Stadium11100-0-----
Oakland Coliseum11100-0-----
Qualcomm Stadium6110000-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1110000-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses9330000-----
Wins5110000-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)20----------
Sundays12440000-----

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Grass1138533145421-475
Turf3914416435-031

Receiving splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Home Games61826514.7479-343
Road Games82941214.25417-163

Receiving splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Ahead2125812.35410-233
Ahead by 1-8 Points1414310.2546-111
Ahead by 9-16 Points46416432-011
Behind1724214.24311-141
Behind by 1-8 Points1216013.3436-021
Behind by 9-16 Points46115.3234-110
Tied917719.7505-132

Receiving splits - HALF

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
1st Half2743616.15417-264
2nd Half2024112459-242
Last Two Minutes of Half4389.5201-010

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line4338.3144-200
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line1423116.5478-252
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line410225.5543-021
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line2531112.45011-033

Receiving splits - QUARTERS

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
1st Quarter1420814.9507-122
2nd Quarter1322817.55410-142
3rd Quarter89612454-211
4th Quarter1214512.1435-031
4th Quarter within 799810.9432-021

Receiving splits - MARGIN

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Margin 0-783348814.85418-184
Margin 15+1611519.2454-222
Margin 8-1458749.3184-100