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KirVonte Benson
KirVonte  Benson
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Marietta

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 211

Position:
BB


11/08/2017

#TGW: Deja Vu?

For the second-straight season, Georgia Tech football faces nationally ranked Virginia Tech with its season at a crossroads

11/04/2017

#TGW: Today is the Day

Georgia Tech football is playing for win number five today and to keep its ACC Coastal Division title hopes alive

10/28/2017

Jackets Drop Rain-Soaked Decision at No. 7 Clemson

Georgia Tech football gets 129 yards from Benson in 24-10 loss to defending national champs

10/26/2017

Inside The Chart: Ground and Pound

KirVonte Benson's ability to absorb (and dish out) punishment? Georgia Tech football's B-back credits some early MMA training for that

10/21/2017

Jackets Dominate Second Half in Homecoming Win Over Wake

Georgia Tech football outscores Demon Deacons by 22 points in second half of 38-24 victory

11/04/2017

Georgia Tech at Virginia (USATSI)

Images from the Yellow Jackets hitting the road to face the Cavaliers in ACC action

10/28/2017

Georgia Tech vs. Clemson

USATSI photos from Georgia Tech vs. Clemson - Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

10/21/2017

Georgia Tech vs. Wake Forest (photos by Danny Karnik and Austin Foote)

Georgia Tech football takes on Wake Forest on October 21st, 2017.

10/14/2017

Georgia Tech vs. Miami

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech vs. Miami

09/30/2017

Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina (Photos by Danny Karnik, Austin Foote, and Karl L. Moore)

Georgia Tech football defeated North Carolina, 33-7, on September 30th, 2017 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

2016 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in final seven games of the season as a reserve B-back and on special teams … Did not record any statistics.

2015 (True Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Despite playing only two seasons of high-school football, was a two-time all-county and all-region honoree ... Earned honorable-mention all-state recognition ... Racked up 3,587 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns over the course of two-year prep career ... Added 682 receiving yards and four touchdown catches ... Also returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns as a prep ... Rushed for 318 yards in a win over South Cobb ... Helped lead Marietta H.S. (coach Scott Burton) to Georgia 6A state playoffs as a junior in 2013 ... Three-sport standout also played basketball and ran track ... Won state championship in 100 meters as a sophomore in 2013 (10.6) ... Won three regional championships in the 100m and two regional titles in long jump.

Personal: Full name is KirVonte Lee Benson ... Born Sept. 24, 1996 in Wilmington, Del. ... Son of Kirk Benson and Diana Pitts-Benson ... Is the oldest of three siblings ... Mother, Diana Pitts-Benson, ran track at Coppin State ... Brother, KhayVonn Benson, runs track at Shorter ... KirVonte is majoring in literature, media and communication.


CAREER HIGHS
Rushing Attempts: 29 vs. Pittsburgh, Sept.23, 2017
Rushing Yards: 169 yards vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017
Rushing Touchdowns: 2 vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017
Longest Rush: 65 yards at No. 7 Clemson, Oct. 28, 2017
Receptions: 1, twice - last vs. Wake Forest, Oct. 21, 2017
Receiving Yards: 9 yards vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017
Longest Reception: 9 yards vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017