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Mike
Benson
#40 Long Snapper
Mike
Benson
#40 Long Snapper
Height 5'11
Weight 220 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1987-05-13 (35)
Born Winnipeg, MB
School Acadia
Status NAT

2021: Blue Bombers

Benson’s first year with his hometown team was a memorable one, as he played an integral role in a dominant season capped by victory in the 108th Grey Cup. The club’s long-snapper and a reserve linebacker, Benson played in all 14 regular-season games and both the Western Final and Grey Cup, capturing the first championship of his career.
A veteran CFLer with eight years experience, Benson played in his 100th career game against B.C. on October 23, 2022 and now has 103 regular-season games to his name.
Benson first joined the Blue Bombers as a free agent in February of 2021 and signed a one-year contract extension to remain with the club on January 24, 2022.

2012-20: Edmonton/B.C./Ottawa/Montreal

Benson was first signed by Edmonton in 2012 and played three games that season. He spent 2013 on the club’s practice roster and was then signed by the B.C. Lions in August of 2014. He spent the next five seasons in Vancouver, appearing in 81 games. Benson was then signed by Ottawa in the summer of 2019, and dressed for five games for the RedBlacks that season.
He signed with the Montreal Alouettes as a free agent in 2020, but his contract expired without him playing a game for them following the cancellation of the CFL season.

College

A product of St. Paul’s High School, Benson played for the Winnipeg Rifles junior team before attending Acadia University.

Seasons

Offence

YEAR TEAM GP
2012
EDM 3
2014
BC 9
2015
BC 18
2016
BC 18
2017
BC 18
2018
BC 18
2019
OTT 5
2021
WPG 14
Total
103

Game Log

Offence

DATE WEEK OPP
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