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Firecats News

2007-05-08

Firecats Benton 1st to Score 900 Points


Estero, FL- Florida Firecats receiver Magic Benton became the arenafootball2’s (af2) 1st player to score 900 points in a career in last weeks 56-51 win over the Albany Conquest,

Benton began the game with 898 points and quickly broke thru the plateau scoring the 1st touchdown of the game. He went on to snag 2 more scores and currently has 916 career points.

Already the af2’ career leader in receptions (515), receiving yards (6785) and receiving touchdowns (150) Magic now has another record under his belt.

“It’s nice to be first, it’s something that as my kids get older they can look back and see what their daddy did,” said Benton of the accomplishment. “All I am trying to do is win another championship, the other stuff is nice but at the end of the day all I want to do is win.”

Benton’s closets competitor for the all-time scoring record is Arkansas Twisters veteran receiver Kevin Williams. Williams has scored 868 points in 6 seasons.

On the year Magic has already caught 48 passes (3rd most this season) and leads the league with 654 yards receiving. His 12 touchdown receptions rank him 4th in the league, 2 behind the af2 leader.

The Florida Firecats travel to Albany, GA this week to battle the South Georgia Wildcats in a National Conference South Division match up. The Firecats have won the South Division each of the last 3 years. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm EST this Saturday May 5th. Fans can listen to the game online at www.FloridaFirecats.com, www.NBC-2.com & www.ABC-7.com.

Florida’s next home game will be Saturday May 19th against the Mahoning Valley Thunder. Tickets are on sale now. Call the Firecats box office at 390-CATS (2287).