Rick Benson
Rick Benson
Full Name:  Richard D. Benson
   School:  Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida


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Jim Oler, RICK BENSON, Bob Williams, Dick Artmeier, Ham Wernke, Bud Kennedy


FSU Career
Basketball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
51-52 15  C       6-6  205  Fr   *   Winter Park                 
52-53 12  C       6-7  205  So   *   Maitland                    
53-54 15  C       6-7  215  Jr   *   Maitland                    
54-55 15  C       6-7  215  Sr   *   Maitland                    


Comments
Center from Maitland...four-year letterman; probably a three-year + starter but consistent records weren't kept...an outstanding rebounder who had a good short hook shot...rebounds were not an official statistic until Benson's senior year...as a senior scored 432 points (16.6 average) and had 451 rebounds (17.3)...had 19 games with 15 or more rebounds including eight over 20...has the top rebounding game in school history with 32 against Florida Southern in 1955...had 23 double-doubles...finished his career with 837 points and a 10.1 average.


FSU Statistics
Basketball
                                 --3 Point---                            ----REBOUNDS-----
Year  GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  PCT  FGM FGA  PCT  FTM FTA  PCT  PTS  AVG    OFF DEF  TOT  AVG  PF DQ  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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51-52 17   1       35  123 .285          .000   10  25 .400   80  4.7                  0.0  38                       
52-53 21           48  168 .286          .000   34  55 .618  130  6.2                  0.0  56                       
53-54 19           75  342 .219          .000   45     .000  195 10.3                  0.0                           
54-55 26   4      170  471 .361          .000   92 147 .626  432 16.6             451 17.3  83  4                    
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Tot   83   5    0 328 1104 .297    0   0 .000  181 227 .797  837 10.1      0   0  451  5.4 177  4    0    0    0    0
Basketball
Game Statistics
1951-52                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Nov 26 PARRIS ISLAND USMC   1            2                  1        5                                        
Dec 10 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1            0                  1        1                                        
Dec 12 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN 1   c        0                  0        0                                        
Dec 21 SEWANEE              1            3                  0        6                                        
Dec 27 GEORGIA              1            3                  1   2    7                                        
Dec 28 CLEMSON              1            0                  0   2    0                                        
Jan  5 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            2                  1   2    5                                        
Jan 11 MIAMI                1            4                  2       10                                        
Jan 15 TAMPA                1            3                  1   4    7                                        
Jan 16 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            2                  0   1    4                                        
Jan 19 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1            6                  0   1   12                                        
Jan 23 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            3                  1        7                                        
Jan 26 PARRIS ISLAND USMC   1            2                  1        5                                        
Feb  1 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            2                  0        4                                        
Feb  7 STETSON              1            1                  0   0    2                                        
Feb 11 MIAMI                1            0                  0   0    0                                        
Mar  1 TAMPA                1            2                  1   2    5                                        
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Totals                     17   1    0  35    0    0   0   10  14   80      0   0    0   0    0    0    0    0

1952-53                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  5 MERCER               1   c        3                  2   4    8                   3                    
Dec  6 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1            0                  2   2    2                                        
Dec 12 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            0                  4   4    4                                        
Dec 13 MERCER               1   c        0                  0   0    0                                        
Dec 15 CENTRAL COLLEGE      1            0                  0   0    0                                        
Dec 19 SEWANEE              1            2                  4   5    8                                        
Dec 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1            0                  1        1                                        
Jan  6 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            1                  1   2    3                                        
Jan  9 MIAMI                1            2                  0   1    4                                        
Jan 12 TAMPA                1            8                  2       18                                        
Jan 13 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1   c        5                  4   5   14                                        
Jan 31 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            2                  0        4                                        
Feb  2 MEMPHIS STATE        1            5                  2   3   12                   2                    
Feb  4 ARKANSAS STATE       1            0                  2        2                                        
Feb 10 STETSON              1            0                  0        0                                        
Feb 14 TAMPA                1            0                  1        1                                        
Feb 21 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            3                  3        9                                        
Feb 23 MIAMI                1   c        9                  2   2   20                                        
Feb 25 STETSON              1            4                  2   4   10                                        
Feb 27 MERCER               1            4                  1   3    9                                        
Feb 28 STETSON              1            0                  1   2    1                                        
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Totals                     21   4    0  48    0    0   0   34  37  130      0   0    0   5    0    0    0    0

1953-54                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  4 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1            6   11             1   1   13                                        
Dec  8 MERCER               1            7   21             3   4   17                   3                    
Dec 11 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1            4   16             5   6   13                                        
Dec 16 JACKSONVILLE STATE   1            1                  0   0    2                                        
Dec 18 STETSON              1            1                  1   3    3                                        
Dec 19 SPRING HILL COLLEGE  1            1                  1   1    3                                        
Jan  6 TAMPA                1            2                  2   4    6                                        
Jan  7 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            3                  2   4    8                   4                    
Jan 11 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            6                  1   1   13                                        
Jan 12 TAMPA                1            4                  0        8                                        
Jan 13 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            7                  0       14                                        
Jan 16 STETSON              1            8                  2   5   18                   5                    
Jan 19 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            3                  2   3    8                   1                    
Jan 21 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1   c        7                  7   7   21                   5                    
Jan 30 MERCER               1            2                  2   6    6                                        
Feb  5 MIAMI                1            4                  7   9   15                   4                    
Feb 13 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            2                  2   2    6                                        
Feb 17 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1   c        3                  2        8                                        
Feb 20 ARKANSAS STATE       1            4                  5   6   13                                        
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Totals                     19   2    0  75   48    0   0   45  62  195      0   0    0  22    0    0    0    0

1954-55                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  4 JACKSONVILLE STATE   1            6   19             3   5   15              16   2                    
Dec  6 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1   f        7   23             9  11   23              18   2                    
Dec 14 TAMPA                1            6   17             3   7   15              19   3                    
Dec 18 STETSON              1            4   17             5   9   13              17   3                    
Dec 20 MIAMI                1   f        8   23             3   7   19              25   0                    
Dec 27 FLORIDA              1            7   11             4   8   18               5   4                    
Dec 28 GEORGIA              1            6   22             2   2   14              11   4                    
Jan  3 DUKE                 1            8   12             0   1   16              13   2                    
Jan  7 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            4    8             4   4   12              22   3                    
Jan  8 TAMPA                1            3   11             4   5   10              18   3                    
Jan 15 GEORGIA              1            5   22             2   2   12              16   4                    
Jan 18 SPRING HILL COLLEGE  1            2   11             3   5    7              14   4                    
Jan 19 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1   f        5   17             4   6   14              17   5                    
Jan 29 STETSON              1   f       10   17             2   4   22              19   5                    
Jan 31 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1           10   22             2   5   22              20   5                    
Feb  7 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            9   22             1   3   19              32   4                    
Feb 14 GEORGIA              1            5   18             2   2   12              17   3                    
Feb 16 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            8   17             5   5   21              20   2                    
Feb 19 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            9   15             2   5   20               6   3                    
Feb 21 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1            6   14             2   4   14              12   3                    
Feb 23 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            6   16             7   8   19              16   1                    
Feb 25 MIAMI                1            6   19             4   7   16              14   2                    
Feb 28 STETSON              1            4   12             5  13   13              21   4                    
Mar  1 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1            9   28            11  15   29              18   3                    
Mar  7 MONTANA STATE        1            8   26             0   0   16              24   5                    
Mar  9 BELOIT COLLEGE       1            9   32             3   4   21              21   4                    
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Totals                     26   4    0 170  471    0   0   92 147  432      0   0  451  83    0    0    0    0