Nick Benjamin

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Born:(1961-05-29)May 29, 1961
Trinidad and Tobago
Died:August 2007
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Career information
Position(s) G
College Concordia University
CFL draft 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
As player
1985–1989 Ottawa Rough Riders
1989–1993 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1994Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
Awards1985 - Frank M. Gibson Trophy

Nick Benjamin (May 29, 1961 – August 2007) was a professional football player. Benjamin was an offensive lineman with the Ottawa Rough Riders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1985 to 1993.

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Collegiate career

Nick Benjamin played for Concordia Stingers of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. He was twice named an All-Canadian and conference all-star. After his career he was inducted into the Concordia University Sports Hall of Fame.

CFL career

Benjamin played with the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1985 to 1989 before joining the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1989. He retired after completing the 1993 season.

Post CFL Career

After his Football career he remained active in the Winnipeg community. He was diagnosed with kidney disease. The disease would eventually take his life in 2007 at the age of 46.

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