Nick Benjamin

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Nick Benjamin
Born:(1961-05-29)May 29, 1961
Trinidad and Tobago
Died:August 20, 2007(2007-08-20) (aged 46)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Career information
CollegeConcordia University
CFL Draft1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
As player
1985–1989Ottawa Rough Riders
1989–1993Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1994Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
Awards1985 - Frank M. Gibson Trophy

Nicholas Dexter Benjamin (May 29, 1961 – August 20, 2007) was a professional football player. Benjamin was an offensive lineman with the Ottawa Rough Riders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1985 to 1993.

Collegiate career[edit]

Nick Benjamin played for Concordia Stingers of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. He was twice named an All-Canadian and conference all-star. After his career he was inducted into the Concordia University Sports Hall of Fame.

CFL career[edit]

Benjamin played with the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1985 to 1989 before joining the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1989. He retired after completing the 1993 season.

Post CFL Career[edit]

After his football career, he remained active in the Winnipeg community. He was diagnosed with kidney disease. The disease would eventually take his life in 2007 at the age of 46.

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