Former Texas A&M running back Ben Malena is a native of Cedar Hill, but it wasn’t necessarily the draw of playing for his hometown team that influenced his decision to sign with the Dallas Cowboys after going undrafted. Rather, Malena believes the team’s makeup is such that he can not only make the team, but also come in and contribute off the bat.
“I looked over their current situation,” Malena said, per the Dallas Morning News. “They had high interest in me. I feel like I can really make this team. I feel like I can really be a contributing factor to help this team win championships.”
Malena was quick to mention that he’s ready to contribute wherever he’s afforded an opportunity--which is good, because players in Malena’s position most often make the team on the back of their special teams work.
“I’m a hard worker, somebody that can contribute if you put them in the game, whether it’s on special teams or at the running back position,” Malena said. “I can do all things that coach would ask me to do, and I can do it at a very high and effective level.”
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