Bennion ready to start life's mission

One Colorado commitment is preparing for a life lesson before returning to play college football. Logan Utah defensive end Sam Bennion committed to Colorado over the summer. He made it clear to the Buff coaching staff that he will embark on a two year Mormon mission before returning back to Boulder to play college football.

One Colorado commitment is preparing for a life lesson before returning to play college football.

Logan Utah defensive end Sam Bennion committed to Colorado over the summer. He made it clear to the Buff coaching staff that he will embark on a two year Mormon mission before returning back to Boulder to play college football.

BuffPlayBook.com caught up Bennion this week to get an update on his recruiting process.

"We had a good season," Bennion said. "We got beat in the second of the state playoffs."

Bennion, a 6-foot-5, 245-pound athlete, finished his senior season with 10 sacks, three pass deflections and one caused fumble.

Bennion is in the process of graduating early from high school, hopefully in early January and he will begin his two year mission early.

"I'm excited about my mission," Bennion said. "I'm still very committed to Colorado. During my mission we have a time set aside for exercise, I will be working out and staying in great shape."

Bennion stays in contact with the Colorado coaching staff and they have made it clear to the talented athlete, how much he is still wanted in Boulder. ?

"Everyone knows I'm taking my mission first," Bennion said. "One new school that recently showed interest is the University of Washington."

One reason Bennion chose Colorado is how Coach Mike MacIntyre and his staff made him feel comfortable and never questioned his mission.

Bennion has also kept up with his future team.

"I have watched them a couple of time whenever I can," Bennion said. "I love how the Buff coaching staff teaches their players.

"They have told me that they will stand by me no matter how long it takes," Bennion said. "That means a lot to me."


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