NFL CAREER – A standout running back at ASU who broke multiple records during his three-year campaign as a Sun Devil, Eno Benjamin has rushed 111 times for 431 yards and three touchdowns, caught 31 receptions for 235 yards, returned 15 kickoffs for 342 yards (22.8 avg.) and adding two special teams stops. After spending the 2022 season on the Cardinals, Texans and Saints, Benjamin looks to master the Saints offense in the offseason and preseason and compete for snaps at tailback.
TRANSACTIONS – Acquired off waivers by New Orleans, 12/14/22; Waived by Houston, 12/13/22; Acquired off waivers by the Houston Texans, 11/15/22; Waived by Arizona, 11/14/22; Signed to a four-year contract by Arizona, 7/22/2020; Drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round (222nd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.
2022 – Played in 15 games with three starts for the Cardinals, Texans and Saints. Finished with 77 carries for 313 yards and two touchdowns, 25 receptions for 193 yards and adding one special teams stop…In opener vs. Kansas City, Sept. 11, rushed four times for 28 yards, caught three receptions for a career-high 33 yards including a career-long 22 yard reception and returned two kickoffs for 68 yards, including a 44-yard runback…At Carolina, Oct. 2, carried five times for 36 yards, caught one pass for a nine-yard gain and made a special teams tackle…At Seattle, Oct. 16, recorded his first career start, carrying a career-high 15 times for 37 yards and adding three receptions for 28 yards…Vs. New Orleans, Oct. 20, started and rushed 12 times for a career-high 92 yards, including a career-long 45-yard rush, and one touchdown. Also added a career-high tying four receptions for 21 yards. 2021 – Saw action in nine games totaling 118 rushing yards on 34 carries including his first career touchdown and added 42 receiving yards on six catches out of the backfield…Inactive Weeks One-Four, Six, Eight and 14…Dressed, but did not play in Game 15…Recorded a special teams tackle in his NFL debut vs. San Francisco, Oct. 10…Registered the first offensive touches of career with two rushes for seven yards vs. Houston, Oct. 24…Tallied first career TD and totaled 39 yards on nine carries for an offense that put up 400+ yards and 30+ points for an NFL-best fifth time through Week 9 at San Francisco, Nov. 7…Recorded 15 yards on six rushing attempts and registered his first career reception for five yards at Seattle, Nov. 21…In best performance of the season, garnered 31 rushing yards on seven attempts and caught four passes for 25 yards vs. Seattle, 1/9/22…Tallied 26 yards on two receptions out of the backfield and added eight rushing yards in his playoff debut at L.A. Rams, 1/17/22. 2020 – Did not see game action as a rookie.
COLLEGE – Played in 35 games with 25 starts in three seasons from 2017-19 at ASU, totaling 2,867 rushing yards and 27 TDs while adding 82 receptions for 625 yards and four TDs…His 2,867 career rushing yards rank seventh on the school's all-time rushing list upon his finishing his college career…Also added 119 yards on six kickoff returns and returned a blocked punt nine yards for a TD…Became the 20th Sun Devil in program history to reach 2,000 career rushing yards and just the fifth three-year player to do so…Also joined the 3,000 all-purpose yards club at ASU…Had 15 career games with 100+ rushing yards (fourth in program history), 18 career games with 100+ all-purpose yards and 18 games with at least one TD…Named an offensive captain as a junior and rushed for 1,083 yards and 10 TDs on 253 carries (4.3 avg.) in 12 games started/played in 2019…Added a career-high 42 receptions for a career-high 347 yards and two touchdowns…Ranked fourth in the Pac-12 with 10 rushing TDs, fifth with 12 total TDs and fourth with 119.2 all-purpose yards per game…In a record-breaking sophomore campaign, earned third-team All-American honors (AP) and first-team All-Pac-12 recognition after rushing for a school single-season record 1,642 yards and 16 TDs on a school-record 300 attempts (5.5 avg.) in 2018…Added 35 receptions for 263 yards and two TDs…Surpassed the previous school single-season rushing record of 1,565 yards set by Woody Green in 1972…His nine games with 100+ rushing yards also set a new ASU single-season record…His rushing yards and rushing TDs led the Pac-12 while his rushing total ranked fifth nationally…First ASU RB to finish in the top-10 nationally in single-season rushing yards…146.5 all-purpose yards per game ranked ninth nationally and second in the Pac-12. Took home the Wilford "Whizzer" White Outstanding Running Back Award and Frank Kush Team MVP honors…Appeared in 10 games as a reserve RB and kickoff return specialist as a true freshman.
PERSONAL – Attended Wylie (Texas) East HS…High School All-American who totaled 7,546 rushing yards and scored 111 total TDs…Ranked as No. 71 overall prospect, No. 5 RB prospect in the country and No. 9 prospect in Texas by Rivals.com…Selected to play on the West roster in the Army All-American Bowl following a senior year (2016) in which he was named 5A State Offensive Player of the Year…Rushed for 2,604 yards and 32 TDs in his final season…Had 2,652 rushing yards to go with 232 receiving yards and 43 total TDs in a first-team All-State campaign as a junior in 2015…Tallied 1,724 rushing yards and 25 rushing TDs as a sophomore in first season as the featured back.