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Dolphins coach John Benton returns home to face Broncos
John Benton first learned how to block on sleds at Durango High School, where he graduated in 1982. Now, Benton spends his time fine-tuning the skills of some of the best athletes in the world, the offensive linemen of the Miami Dolphins. “It’s funny what paths your life takes. I had no idea this would be what I would be doing,” Benton said.
After stops coaching for his alma mater, Colorado State University, along with the Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams, Durango native John Benton now roams the sidelines of the Miami Dolphins as the team’s offensive line coach. “He’s done very well, and I’m very proud of him and how hard he works,” Benton’s mother, Virginia, said. “He works really hard, and a lot of time he spends the night in his office. It’s a lot of pressure, and I worry if he gets tired, but that’s part of the deal. It’s what he signed up for and what he loves.”
John Benton has stood on the sideline of three NFL teams in 11 years. After helping the St. Louis Rams establish a solid ground game, he helped turn around the Houston Texans offensive line for eight seasons. Now, in his first year in Miami, Benton is helping the Dolphins put the controversy of a bullying scandal behind them as he works with a new offensive line unit.

Durango’s own draws Denver

John Benton first learned how to block on sleds at Durango High School, where he graduated in 1982. Now, Benton spends his time fine-tuning the skills of some of the best athletes in the world, the offensive linemen of the Miami Dolphins. “It’s funny what paths your life takes. I had no idea this would be what I would be doing,” Benton said.
After stops coaching for his alma mater, Colorado State University, along with the Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams, Durango native John Benton now roams the sidelines of the Miami Dolphins as the team’s offensive line coach. “He’s done very well, and I’m very proud of him and how hard he works,” Benton’s mother, Virginia, said. “He works really hard, and a lot of time he spends the night in his office. It’s a lot of pressure, and I worry if he gets tired, but that’s part of the deal. It’s what he signed up for and what he loves.”
John Benton has stood on the sideline of three NFL teams in 11 years. After helping the St. Louis Rams establish a solid ground game, he helped turn around the Houston Texans offensive line for eight seasons. Now, in his first year in Miami, Benton is helping the Dolphins put the controversy of a bullying scandal behind them as he works with a new offensive line unit.
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