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31 Elijah Benton

Class: R-Sophomore Position: S Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Previous School: Liberty Christian Academy Hometown: Forest, Va.

2016 (R-Fr.):
• Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Played in each of Liberty's first 10 games of season before missing finale at No. 16 Coastal Carolina
• Made 13 total tackles (five solo, eight assisted)
• Recorded three tackles (two solo, one assisted) in first career game, at Virginia Tech
• Posted two solo stops at Presbyterian
• Tied career high with three tackles (one solo, two assisted) against No. 14 Charleston Southern
• Received team's Samkon Gado award during spring practice in 2016, given to the most improved special teams player

Prep:
• Graduated from Liberty Christian Academy
• Two-time Highest Honors award winner (junior and senior)
• Presidential Award winner as a senior
• First team all-state, team MVP, and Jason Brown Inspirational Player Award winner as a senior

Personal:
• Son of Gregory and Amanda Benton
• Comes from an athletic family with his brother, Greg, playing football at Emory & Henry
• Majoring in studio and digital arts: graphic design
• Birthday is Sept. 5