Florida State Football: Trey Benson returns to FSU for 2023 season

It’s been an exciting few days for Florida State Seminole football fans as several key players on the 2022 team have announced their intent to return next season.

One big player that has caused the fanbase to hold their collective breath was a breakaway that brought back Trey Benson. After a successful season, which saw the redshirt sophomore rush for 965 yards, there were some rumors that the transfer to Oregon could test NFL waters.

Tonight Benson joined fellow ‘Noles and announced he will return for the 2023 season to continue the climb.

From FSU Sports info:

Benson, of Greenville, Mississippi, has won four of the past five ACC Running Back of the Week awards. After 111 yards and a career-high three rushing touchdowns against Florida, Benson finished the regular season with 965 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns, both Top 20 in single-season FSU history. He also caught 12 passes for 111 yards and returned a kick 93 yards for a touchdown, one of only four ACC players with a kick return touchdown this year and FSU’s first since 2013.

Benson has started five consecutive games and was the league’s leading runner four times, including setting career highs against Georgia Tech (111 yards), Miami (128) and Syracuse (163) in consecutive weeks before adding 111 and three touchdowns against Florida. Benson’s 163 rushing yards against the Orange were the most for an ACC player on the road this season, and he twice scored three touchdowns in a game—against Boston College (two rushing, one kickoff) and Florida (three rushing).

Benson was the first player in ACC history to win three outright Running Back of the Week awards, tying Pitt’s Israel Abanikanda with four on the season.

As players announce their decisions for 2023, we’ll keep track of it in our FSU player tracker stream, with updates on who is leaving Tallahassee or returning for another year in garnet and gold.

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