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Former ASU DL Sam Benjamin transfers to San Diego State

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As ASU Football finished its roster for the upcoming Big 12 Conference season, former defensive lineman Sam Benjamin is transferring to San Diego State.

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Entering the transfer portal in late April, the Oro Valley native posted on X (formerly Twitter) of him being “committed” while mentioning San Diego State and wearing the team’s jersey, helmet, etc.

Benjamin kickstarted his college career in 2022 at Idaho State. He played eight games, accumulating 14 tackles, 0.5 sacks and three pass breakups while with the Bengals in the Big Sky Conference.

He would then enter the portal and transfer to Arizona State in December of 2022 after the Bengals’ season was over. With the Sun Devils last year, Benjamin played 10 games and recorded six tackles.

With Benjamin departing from Tempe and heading to San Diego, ASU still has depth in the defensive line room. Clayton Smith, Elijah O’Neal, Prince Dorbah, Jeff Clark, Chance Symons, Ramar Williams, Roman Pitre, Harold Brooks III, Justin Wodtly, J.P Deeter, Landen Thomas, Kyran Boudra, Tristan Monday, Anthonie Cooper, Jacob Rich Kongaika, Blazen Lono-Wong and C.J. Fite are all on the Sun Devils’ roster who play in the position.

When looking at the transfers that have committed to Arizona State last week, former Colorado running back Alton McCaskill IV and former Nebraska quarterback Jeff Sims are both joining the Sun Devils program. In addition, former Penn State wide receiver Malik McClain also announced that he is transferring to ASU late Sunday night.

Arizona State is set to embark on their first season in the Big 12 after declaring they are leaving the Pac-12 Conference. The full schedule of the Sun Devils’ 2024 season can be found here on the team’s official website 

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Alec Cipollini covers Phoenix Sports News for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on his X account, @AlecCipollini

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