Jim Benton 2001 Deaths

Jim Benton

Age: 84

Arkansas Razorbacks football star, NFL great and former coach at Arkansas A&M (now Ark.-Monticello); two-time All-Pro and member of the NFL all-decade team for the 1940s; won NFL championships with Chicago (1943) and Cleveland (1945); first NFL receiver to have 300 yards receiving in a game; earned All-America selection as a senior in 1937 when he led the nation in receiving with 48 catches for 814 yards; coached Arkansas A&M from 1951?53. He died of cancer.

Died: Pine Bluff, Ark., March 28

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