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Devin Benton
Personal information
Full name Devin Benton
Date of birth (1999-11-18) November 18, 1999 (age 23)
Place of birth Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Position(s) Defender
Team information
Current team
North Carolina FC
Number 18
Youth career
2010–2016 Hoover SC
2016 Atlanta United
2017–2018 Houston Dynamo
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 UAB Blazers 34 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018 Brazos Valley Cavalry 4 (0)
2021 North Texas SC 8 (0)
2022 Chattanooga Red Wolves 27 (1)
2023– North Carolina FC 0 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of December 28, 2022

Devin "DJ" Benton (born November 18, 1999) is an American soccer player who currently plays for North Carolina FC in USL League One.



Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Benton played club soccer with Hoover Soccer Club,[1] before joining the Atlanta United academy in 2016, and later the Houston Dynamo academy.[2] In the summer of 2018, Benton also appeared for Houston's USL PDL affiliate side Brazos Valley Cavalry, making four appearances.[3]


In 2018, Benton attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham to play college soccer.[2] In two seasons with the Blazers, Benton made 34 appearances.[4]


On August 27, 2021, Benton signed a professional deal with USL League One side North Texas SC.[5] He made his debut the following day, appearing as an 88th-minute substitute during a 0–0 draw with Union Omaha.[6]

Benton signed with Chattanooga Red Wolves SC on January 14, 2022.[7]

Beno joined North Carolina FC on December 27, 2022.[8]


  1. ^ "Hoover Soccer Club Alums Represented at College Signing Day | Hoover Soccer Club". Archived from the original on 2021-08-31. Retrieved 2021-08-31.
  2. ^ a b "Blazers Ink Two in 2018 Class". University of Alabama at Birmingham Athletics.
  3. ^ "Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C. - 2018 Playoffs - Roster - # - Devin Benton -".
  4. ^ "DJ Benton - Men's Soccer". University of Alabama at Birmingham Athletics.
  5. ^ "North Texas SC Signs Defender Devin Benton | FC Dallas". fcdallas.
  6. ^ "Union Omaha vs. North Texas SC - August 28, 2021 |".
  7. ^ Latapi, Carlos. "RED WOLVES SIGN FORMER NORTH TEXAS SC DEFENDER DEVIN 'DJ' BENTON". Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  8. ^ "North Carolina adds defender DJ Benton for new season". 27 December 2022. Retrieved 28 December 2022.

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