Benson signs with the Bandits
Veteran Defensive Back Austin Benson, signed with the Bandits last week. Benson (6'2ft, 230lbs, Angelo State Universitey) completed the 2015 season as one of the Barnstormers most explosive players. Benson played in 12 games where he racked up 64 solo tackles and 33 assisted tackles giving Benson a total of 97 tackles on the season. Benson also tacked on 4 interceptions 15 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles taking 1 fumble recovery (to the house) for a 45 yard touchdown.
"Austin is a player that can do it all, he can play Jack -Linebacker, he can play either of the safety positions and can run the ball, if needed.” said General Manager, Meadow Lemon.
“The signing of Austin, keeps in-line with the Bandits commitment, to showcase local athletes as they prepare themselves for the next level” stated team President Tim White.
Team owner Randy Sanders was quoated as saying “Austin is one of those special young-men that I truly appreciate. His passion and zeal for the game and our fans is infectious, something I know that will make him an inspiring leader both on and off the field. ”
Benson, will be on hand Saturday December 19, 2016 as the Bandits will host an Open Tryout at San Angelo Stadium, 1919 Knickerbocker, San Angelo Texas from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. For more information, Open Tryouts go to; www.sabandits.com