Jim Benton (American Football)

Jim Benton (American Football)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James Warren Benton (September 25, 1916 - March 28, 2001) was a record setting Arkansas, Southwest Conference, NCAA and National Football League pass receiver who was selected for the NFL 1940s All-Decade Team. Benton was the first NFL receiver to gain more than 300 yards in a game, a record that stood for 40 years. In 1934, he began his college career at Arkansas and set receiving records unheard of at the time. In 1936, Arkansas defeated Texas 6-0 on a Benton touchdown reception and won its first official Southwest Conference championship. In spite of his sophomore year statistics not being included, he finished his career with 83 receptions for 1,303 yards and 12 touchdowns. Despite fewer games and shorter period of sports eligibility compared to today (as well as less emphasis on passing in the era), his receiving statistics stand as the 12th best career total among Razorbacks.show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134903078
  • 9786134903073