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Former Midland Lee great working to give back

(Source: KWES) (Source: KWES)
MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

Back in May, former Midland Lee football great and ex-NFL player, Cedric Benson, returned to the Tall City to host a free football camp. 

On Thursday, he returned to share plans for how he would like to increase efforts made by his foundation in West Texas. 

His non-profit is called NUFCED. The idea behind it is to connect young athletes with mentors to help promote success on the field and in the classroom. 

With community support, Benson hopes to open an elite training facility in Midland, where athletes will be pushed both physically and mentally to prepare kids for the next level of play and education. 

"The camp was the introduction of the foundation in Midland. Today we had a meeting with some council members and we got a lot of positive feedback and we look forward to continuing this here in Midland," said Cedric Benson. 

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