Players

Travis Benjamin
WR #11
Height:
5-10
Weight:
175
Age:
25
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Hometown:
Belle Glade, Fla.
Experience:
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 41 717 17.5 69 5 10 122 12.2 45 0 5 2
2014 CLE 16 0 18 314 17.4 43 3 3 11 3.7 10 0 2 0
2013 CLE 8 3 5 105 21 39 0 1 45 45 45 0 2 1
2012 CLE 14 3 18 298 16.6 69T 2 6 66 11 35 0 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @PIT L 27-30 2 20 10 11 1 1 10 10 10 0 -- --
2 NO W 26-24 1 6 6 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 BAL L 21-23 1 43 43 43 0 1 -2 -2 -2 0 1 0
5 @TEN W 29-28 4 48 12 21 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 PIT W 31-10 1 31 31 31 0 1 3 3 3 0 -- --
7 @JAC L 6-24 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 OAK W 23-13 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
9 TB W 22-17 2 52 26 31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @CIN W 24-3 3 46 15.3 22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 HOU L 7-23 1 23 23 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @ATL W 26-24 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @BUF L 10-26 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 IND L 24-25 1 27 27 27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 CIN L 0-30 1 9 9 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @CAR L 13-17 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @BAL L 10-20 1 9 9 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Selected by Cleveland Browns as first of two fourth-round choices (100th overall) in 2012 NFL Draft, April 28, 2012…Signed first contract, May 11, 2012…Placed on injured reserve (knee), Oct. 30, 2013.

At a Glance:

Credits his speed and agility to chasing rabbits as a kid in Florida as the animals escaped burning cane fields, which earned him the nickname Rabbit.

Owns Browns records for punt return yards in a game (179 vs. Buf, 10/3/13) and longest punt return (93-yards vs. KC, 12/9/12).

Finished career ranked third in Miami history in all-purpose yards with 3,874 yards.

Cousin Alphonso Marshall played cornerback for the Chicago Bears.

Organizes a youth football camp with fellow high school teammate and Baltimore Ravens WR Deonte Thompson for the Belle Glade community.

Switched jersey numbers from 80 to 11 prior to the start of the 2014 season.

Career Highlights:

Drafted in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by Cleveland…Owns Browns records for punt-return yards in a game (179 vs. Buf, 10/3/13) and longest punt return (93-yards vs. KC, 12/9/12)…Contributed on both offense and special teams during his 2012 rookie season with two receiving TDs and a 93-yard punt return TD…Provided a spark to the Browns special teams during the 2013 season before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Played WR and served as Browns’ primary punt returner in eight games, with three starts…Caught five passes for 105 yards (21.0-yard avg.)…Carried once for a career-long 45 yards…Returned 22 punts for 257 yards with a 79-yard TD…His 11.7-yard punt-return average ranked eighth in NFL (fourth AFC)…Amassed 146 kickoff-return yards on three attempts (48.7 yards per return avg.), including 86-yard long…Sustained season-ending knee injury at KC (10/27), requiring surgery on Nov. 15, and missed rest of season…Ranked third in NFL in  punt-return yards at the time of his injury…One of only three NFL players (Cowboys Dwayne Harris, Broncos Trindon Holliday) with a punt return of 75 yards or more and a kickoff return of 85 yards or more…One of two Browns (Fozzy Whittaker) with a kickoff return of 50 yards or more, marking first Browns team with two players accomplishing feat since 1985…(10/3) vs. Buf.: Earned AFC Special Teams Players of the Week honors after he set a Browns record with 179 punt-return yards (seven returns, 25.6 avg.), surpassing Eric Metcalf (166 vs. Pit., 10/24/93)…His punt-return yardage was the most since Detroit’s Eddie Drummond in 2004 (199 vs. Jax., Week 10)…His 25.6 yards per punt return was the highest average in 2013 (min. five attempts)…Posted his second career punt-return touchdown on 79-yard return…(10/13) vs. Det.: His career-long 45-yard run was team high for 2013…Marked the longest run by Browns WR since 1999…(10/20) at GB: On first kickoff return of season, registered career-long 86-yard return.

2012: Played in 14 games with three starts…Inactive for two games with a hamstring injury…Caught 18 passes for 298 yards and two TDs…Also rushed six times for 66 yards…Returned three kickoffs for a 25.3-yard average…Returned three punts for 149 yards, including a 93-yard TD… (9/9) at Phi.: Ran 35 yards on a reverse, marking the third-longest run by a Browns WR since 1999…(9/23) at Buf.: First career TD reception came on a 22-yard pass…(12/9) vs. KC: Fielded three punts for a 49.7-yard average, including a team-record 93-yard return for a TD…Became the first Browns rookie to return a punt for a touchdown since Nov. 5, 1967 when Ben Davis took one back 52 yards at Pittsburgh…Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts…(12/16) at Was.: Recorded a 69-yard TD catch.

College: Four-year letterman at the University of Miami (2008-11)…In 49 career games, totaled 131 receptions for 2,146 yards with 13 TDs…Finished career as one of only six players in school history to record more than 2,000 receiving yards, joining Santana Moss, Reggie Wayne, Michael Irving, Lamar Thomas and Leonard Hankerson…Finished career ranked third in Miami history with 3,874 all-purpose yards…As a senior, hauled in 41 passes for 609 yards and three TDs.

Personal: Given name is Travis Jayvinski Benjamin…Nicknamed Rabbit…Credits his speed and agility to chasing rabbits as a kid in Florida as the animals escaped burning cane fields, which earned him his nickname…Born in Belle Glades, Fla…Cousin Alphonso Marshall played cornerback for the Chicago Bears for two seasons (2004-05)…High School: Attended Glades Central (Belle Glade) High School…A two-time All-Palm Beach County honoree…Helped the team capture the state championship as a junior…Totaled two receiving TDs and scored on a punt and kickoff return in a game against Palm Beach Gardens…Community Involvement: Organizes a youth football camp with fellow  high schoolmate and Baltimore Ravens WR Deonte Thompson for the  Belle Glade community…Has volunteered at the Cleveland Foodbank and made VA Medical Center appearances…Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys cooking…Has traveled abroad to Eritrea, Africa in the offseason…Lists Madden as his favorite video game.

Career Transactions: Selected by Cleveland Browns as first of two fourth-round choices (100th overall) in 2012 NFL Draft, April 28, 2012…Signed first contract, May 11, 2012…Placed on injured reserve (knee), Oct. 30, 2013.

At a Glance:

Credits his speed and agility to chasing rabbits as a kid in Florida as the animals escaped burning cane fields, which earned him the nickname Rabbit.

Owns Browns records for punt return yards in a game (179 vs. Buf, 10/3/13) and longest punt return (93-yards vs. KC, 12/9/12).

Finished career ranked third in Miami history in all-purpose yards with 3,874 yards.

Cousin Alphonso Marshall played cornerback for the Chicago Bears.

Organizes a youth football camp with fellow high school teammate and Baltimore Ravens WR Deonte Thompson for the Belle Glade community.

Switched jersey numbers from 80 to 11 prior to the start of the 2014 season.

Career Highlights:

Drafted in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by Cleveland…Owns Browns records for punt-return yards in a game (179 vs. Buf, 10/3/13) and longest punt return (93-yards vs. KC, 12/9/12)…Contributed on both offense and special teams during his 2012 rookie season with two receiving TDs and a 93-yard punt return TD…Provided a spark to the Browns special teams during the 2013 season before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Played WR and served as Browns’ primary punt returner in eight games, with three starts…Caught five passes for 105 yards (21.0-yard avg.)…Carried once for a career-long 45 yards…Returned 22 punts for 257 yards with a 79-yard TD…His 11.7-yard punt-return average ranked eighth in NFL (fourth AFC)…Amassed 146 kickoff-return yards on three attempts (48.7 yards per return avg.), including 86-yard long…Sustained season-ending knee injury at KC (10/27), requiring surgery on Nov. 15, and missed rest of season…Ranked third in NFL in  punt-return yards at the time of his injury…One of only three NFL players (Cowboys Dwayne Harris, Broncos Trindon Holliday) with a punt return of 75 yards or more and a kickoff return of 85 yards or more…One of two Browns (Fozzy Whittaker) with a kickoff return of 50 yards or more, marking first Browns team with two players accomplishing feat since 1985…(10/3) vs. Buf.: Earned AFC Special Teams Players of the Week honors after he set a Browns record with 179 punt-return yards (seven returns, 25.6 avg.), surpassing Eric Metcalf (166 vs. Pit., 10/24/93)…His punt-return yardage was the most since Detroit’s Eddie Drummond in 2004 (199 vs. Jax., Week 10)…His 25.6 yards per punt return was the highest average in 2013 (min. five attempts)…Posted his second career punt-return touchdown on 79-yard return…(10/13) vs. Det.: His career-long 45-yard run was team high for 2013…Marked the longest run by Browns WR since 1999…(10/20) at GB: On first kickoff return of season, registered career-long 86-yard return.

2012: Played in 14 games with three starts…Inactive for two games with a hamstring injury…Caught 18 passes for 298 yards and two TDs…Also rushed six times for 66 yards…Returned three kickoffs for a 25.3-yard average…Returned three punts for 149 yards, including a 93-yard TD… (9/9) at Phi.: Ran 35 yards on a reverse, marking the third-longest run by a Browns WR since 1999…(9/23) at Buf.: First career TD reception came on a 22-yard pass…(12/9) vs. KC: Fielded three punts for a 49.7-yard average, including a team-record 93-yard return for a TD…Became the first Browns rookie to return a punt for a touchdown since Nov. 5, 1967 when Ben Davis took one back 52 yards at Pittsburgh…Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts…(12/16) at Was.: Recorded a 69-yard TD catch.

College: Four-year letterman at the University of Miami (2008-11)…In 49 career games, totaled 131 receptions for 2,146 yards with 13 TDs…Finished career as one of only six players in school history to record more than 2,000 receiving yards, joining Santana Moss, Reggie Wayne, Michael Irving, Lamar Thomas and Leonard Hankerson…Finished career ranked third in Miami history with 3,874 all-purpose yards…As a senior, hauled in 41 passes for 609 yards and three TDs.

Personal: Given name is Travis Jayvinski Benjamin…Nicknamed Rabbit…Credits his speed and agility to chasing rabbits as a kid in Florida as the animals escaped burning cane fields, which earned him his nickname…Born in Belle Glades, Fla…Cousin Alphonso Marshall played cornerback for the Chicago Bears for two seasons (2004-05)…High School: Attended Glades Central (Belle Glade) High School…A two-time All-Palm Beach County honoree…Helped the team capture the state championship as a junior…Totaled two receiving TDs and scored on a punt and kickoff return in a game against Palm Beach Gardens…Community Involvement: Organizes a youth football camp with fellow  high schoolmate and Baltimore Ravens WR Deonte Thompson for the  Belle Glade community…Has volunteered at the Cleveland Foodbank and made VA Medical Center appearances…Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys cooking…Has traveled abroad to Eritrea, Africa in the offseason…Lists Madden as his favorite video game.

 

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