Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- Lower Richland offensive lineman Toney Benson is someone who demands excellence from himself on and off the football field.
Benson is ranked second in his class with a 4.794 grade point average. His intellect extends to the football field where Benson makes sure he knows not only his assignment but the other lineman as well.
The Diamond Hornet football team is off to a respectable 3-3 record with Benson and the other lineman helping the offense average more than 300 yards per game.
Toney would like to extend his football career to college. He plans on attending Wofford College and would like to play for the Terriers.
Even if his athletic career ends in Hopkins, Toney is thinking long-term. He wants to major in biology at Wofford with the goal of becoming a cardiologist.
Heart disease has affected the Benson family and Toney wants to do his part to fight that disease.