Travis Benjamin



Experience: 9 years

Height: 5-10

Age: 31

Weight: 175 lbs

College: Miami (Fla.)


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  • Lettered two years in track & field at Glades Central (Belle Glade, FL) HS. Ran the 100-meter dash along with the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Also ran track at Miami.
  • Comes from a family of athletes, as younger brother, Troy Stewart, played collegiately at Bethune-Cookman. Benjamin's cousin, Alphonso Marshall, played CB for the Chicago Bears from 2004-05.
  • As a child, one of Benjamin's nicknames was 'Rabbit,' because he would chase rabbits that were escaping from burning cane fields. He credits the practice for his speed and agility. He estimates that he's caught about 10 over the years. "It is a special feeling when you catch that first one," he said.When he and his wife, Africa, got married in the summer of 2016, the couple had two ceremonies back in Miami, Florida: an American wedding and a traditional African wedding to honor Africa, who is Eritrean. "I respect her family and they respect me," Benjamin said. "And when she came to me and said we have to do the traditional African wedding, I was all in." Benjamin grew up in Florida and became a fan of freshwater fishing at an early age.