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Ovidio 'Obie' Benavides

Ovidio 'Obie'  Benavides

Assistant Athletic Trainer (MAT, LAT, ATC)

Football, Cheer

Obie Benavides is in his third year as an athletic trainer at Rice University, working with the football program.

Prior to Rice, he was a student athletic trainer at Texas Tech University- Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX, working with two local high schools and Texas Tech football. He also did a summer internship with Texas A&M football. He earned a master’s of athletic training in May of 2014, and is currently working towards a Doctorate of Athletic Training.

Benavides earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of North Texas in May of 2012. He is trained in Systemic Dry Needling and is a Certified Speed and Agility Coach. Obie is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification, as well as licensed by the state of Texas.



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