Florida State RB Trey Benson sets high goal for 2022 season
Florida State running back Trey Benson has big expectations for himself in 2022.
Benson told reporters on Friday that he hopes to reach the 1,000-yards threshold on the ground — something that an FSU running back has failed to do over the past 2 seasons.
The Noles’ last 1000-yard rusher was Cam Akers back in 2019.
“That’s a goal for me,” Benson said.
“To have a 1,000 yard rushing season, we haven’t had that since 2019 with Cam Akers” pic.twitter.com/R6Qlc1smF4
— Ben Meyerson (@ByBenMeyerson) July 29, 2022
Benson arrives in Tallahassee after spending a couple injury-plagued years at Oregon. He showed flashes in limited playing time last year, rushing for 22 yards and 1 touchdown.
He’ll have a much bigger role with the Seminoles if healthy. Florida State needs to replace leading rusher Jashaun Corbin, who is now in the NFL. Corbin finished last season with 887 yards on 143 carries.
Benson will be part of a backfield that also includes Treshaun Ward, Lawrence Toafili and other talented rushers.
Florida State opens the 2022 campaign against Duquesne on Aug. 27 before traveling to New Orleans to face LSU in Week 1 on Sept. 4.