Kelvin Benjamin is a wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Florida State University and was part of the 2014 BCS Championship team.
Benjamin was born on February 5, 1991 in Belle Glade, Florida. He was considered the 8th-best WR in the nation while he was playing at Glades Central High School. He was ranked ahead of Donte Moncrief (Ole Miss) and Brandin Cooks (Oregon State), but was ranked behind former LSU wide-outs Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham, Jr.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
After being redshirted as a freshman, he started all 14 games his second year on campus. He finished his first year as a starter with 30 receptions, 495 yards, and four TDs.
The following year, he led the ACC and was third in the nation with 15 receiving TDs. He also had 54 receptions for 1,011 yards, 7th-most in the conference. He caught the game-winning TD against Auburn in the BCS Championship Game with 13 seconds remaining.
He was named to the Third-Team All-Conference after the season.
At the 2014 NFL Combine, Benjamin measured in at 6-foot-5, 240 pounds and ran a 4.61-second 40-yard dash.
He was drafted by the Panthers with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
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