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Jim Benton

James Warren Benton
Born: September 25, 1916
Carthage, AR
Deceased: March 28, 2001
Pine Bluff, AR
High School: Fordyce (AR)
Position(s): E
Height: 6'3" Weight: 200
College: Arkansas
Career: 1938-1947
Drafted: 1938 in Round 2, #11 overall by the Cleveland Rams

Jim Benton played from 1938 to 1947 with the Cleveland Rams, Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams. Benton caught 288 passes for 4,801 yards and 45 receiving touchdowns in his career. He also ran for 19 yards in his career on 8 attempts.


Rushing:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1939NFL Cleveland7192.70
1940NFL Cleveland100.00
Totals8192.40

Receiving:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1938NFL Cleveland2141819.95
1939NFL Cleveland2738814.47
1940NFL Cleveland2235116.03
1942NFL Cleveland2334515.045 1
1943NFL Chicago1323518.155 3
1944NFL Cleveland3950512.936 6
1945NFL Cleveland45106723.784 8
1946NFL Los Angeles6398115.657 6
1947NFL Los Angeles3551114.643 6
Totals288480116.784 45

Kick Returns:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1944NFL Cleveland242.00
1945NFL Cleveland3165.310 0
Totals5204.010 0

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
YearTeamTackleSoloAssistDefSTTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
1938NFL Cleveland01
1944NFL Cleveland01
1945NFL Cleveland2100
1946NFL Los Angeles1000
1947NFL Los Angeles1000
Totals000000000410200

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
YearTeamRushRecPuntKickMFG RIntFumOtherFGX/CSingle2 PtSafPoints
1938NFL Cleveland5100036
1939NFL Cleveland0710048
1940NFL Cleveland0300018
1942NFL Cleveland10006
1943NFL Chicago300018
1944NFL Cleveland60100042
1945NFL Cleveland8000048
1946NFL Los Angeles600036
1947NFL Los Angeles600036
Totals04502100000288

Playing Career:

YearLeagueTeamGGS
1938NFLCleveland Rams119
1939NFLCleveland Rams1111
1940NFLCleveland Rams105
1942NFLCleveland Rams97
1943NFLChicago Bears97
1944NFLCleveland Rams104
1945NFLCleveland Rams94
1946NFLLos Angeles Rams114
1947NFLLos Angeles Rams114

Awards

- Pro Football Hall of Fame team All-1940s Team

Honors

1939 - NFL All-NFL (2nd Team)
1944 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)
1944 - New York Daily News All-NFL (2nd Team)
1944 - International News Service All-NFL (2nd Team)
1945 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1945 - Pro Football Illustrated All-NFL (1st Team)
1945 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1945 - International News Service All-NFL (2nd Team)
1945 - Chicago Herald American All-NFL (1st Team)
1945 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)
1946 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1946 - Chicago Herald American All-NFL/AAFC (1st Team)
1946 - Pro Football Illustrated All-NFL (1st Team)
1946 - United Press International All-NFL (1st Team)
1946 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)