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Tashawn Benford

We believe around the magazine, Tashawn Benford will be among Kentucky’s true surprises in the ’23 class as he should get etched onto many schools’ recruiting boards and very soon. Bedford’s performance at KSU’s combine raised more than just a few eyebrows.

Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout and Editorial Board Member

“Leaders lead from the front.” Audie Murphy first told us that.

Murphy was an American soldier, actor, songwriter, and rancher. He was among the most decorate combat soldiers of all time.

Murphy received every military combat award for valor the Army could bestow. Murphy also received medals of heroism from both the Belgians and French.

Audie Murphy

Murphy won the Medal of Honor for Valor. He was 19-years old at the time.

Murphy single-handedly held off a company of German soldiers for an hour at Colmar Pocket in France. Murphy then led a successful counterattack while wounded and out of ammunition.

We told you all this to say Murphy knew about what he was talking in the areas of conducting warfare and leading men. When he said, “Leaders lead from the front,” he knew exactly about what he was speaking.

It looks like Frederick Douglass is very likely to see a new defensive leader this coming Fall. We believe Tashawn Benford is primed and ready to assume that role.

First of all, Benford plays MLBer. MLBers often lead defenses particularly in the run-box.

Benford played well in his 10-games of action in ’21. He had nearly 20-tackles, registered a TFL, a QB-sack, an INT, and a FR. What he has done this offseason indicates we are just beginning to see the tip of the iceberg regarding his true abilities.

Benford attended Kentucky State University’s Bluegrass Showcase. His efforts were awe-inspiring.

Benford left the combine with Defensive MVP honors. We would think the Thoroughbreds would have him squarely on its ’23 board if they haven’t already offered.

Benford is a well put-together 6-1, 190-pounder. Benford looks as though adding about 20-pounds to his frame will be no problem, at all.

Benford is fast, athletic, explosive, and aggressive. We believe he can play any of the 2nd-level posts in college.

We believe he will play in college. We also believe he will lead his charges into battle on Friday nights this coming Fall.

Benford will lead these men from the front. Benford will do this because he has valor…because he is a warrior.

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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Have coached at the high school and middle school level. Have worked in athletic administration. Conceal my identity to enable my candor on articles published by this magazine. Only members of the editorial board are aware of my true identity.

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