I did not know the guy, never interviewed him, never saw him play. Dare I say, I never even saw video of him. But man, did I love his story.
That's why on February 22nd, I told you that Heath Benedict was my 2008 NFL Draft sleeper.
He was the kid who went to the University of Tennessee, disappeared to Newberry College and became a stud. A "Biggin" who performed well at the combine. Projected fourth round pick, maybe better.
This morning, I woke up and found out that Heath Benedict was dead. Police at this time say no foul play suspected.
I'm pretty sure his story wasn't supposed to end this way. R.I.P. Big Guy.
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