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Crusaders Benton to Rhode Island

11:22 PM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y.-Canisius senior wide receiver Denzel Benton will play college football for the University of Rhode Island.

Benton signed his letter of intent at a ceremony Wednesday morning at Canisius High School. Benton, a three year starter had 85 catches for 1,635 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also played defensive back.

This season Benton was First Team All-Catholic, Second Team All Western New York and Honorable Mention All-New York State.

Benton told Two On Your Side's Stu Boyar "Its always been my dream to play D-1 football ever since I was five years old I've always wanted to play D-1 and try to go pro. I mean that's my goal so going to D-1 to Rhode Island I think I have my best chance of being able to play."

Benton joins former Canisius wide receiver Theo Russell with the Rams.

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