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#36 Kani Benoit
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Phoenix Thunderbird HS
Experience: Redshirt
BEFORE OREGON — The three-year letterman was awarded three stars by Rivals.com  . . .  Powered the football 285 times for 2,260 yards (7.9 avg.) and 36 touchdowns his senior year, averaging 188.3 yards per game . . . Also returned eight kickoffs for an average return of 38.4 yards . . . Named to the 2012 All-Arizona Football Team as he tallied six 200-yard rushing efforts in 12 games . . . Posted a season-high 260 yards on the ground (15.3-yard avg.) vs. Washington HS and scored six touchdowns in a 54-33 win over Greenway  . . . Included in the latter effort was a 91-yard kickoff return for a score . . . Earned Division III Section III East and all-Glendale Union High School District co-offensive player-of-the-year recognition as both a running back and kick returner . . . The respect of his teammates resulted in him voted as the Chiefs’ team captain and offensive player of the year . . . Helped lead the school to consecutive 8-4 seasons under head coach Brent Wittenwyler . . . Rushed for 1,401 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior and caught three passes for 62 yards and another TD to receive All-Arizona Division III honorable mention acclaim . . . Also returned six kickoffs for 168 yards, including a 99-yard runback for a score in 2011 . . . Helped the school to a 4A2 state title in 2010 after rushing for 879 yards on 137 attempts and 11 TDS . . . As a sophomore, also caught seven passes for 108 yards and one TD, and returned 14 kickoffs for 354 yards and another six points.
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