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A.J. Green
WR #18
Height:
6-4
Weight:
207
Age:
25
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Summerville, SC
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2013):

REC
98
YDS
1,426
AVG
14.6
TDS
11
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 260 3,833 14.7 82 29 9 91 10.1 22 0 4 1
2013 CIN 16 16 98 1,426 14.6 82T 11 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2012 CIN 16 16 97 1,350 13.9 73T 11 4 38 9.5 20 0 2 1
2011 CIN 15 15 65 1,057 16.3 58 7 5 53 10.6 22 0 1 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @CHI L 21-24 9 162 18 45 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2 PIT W 20-10 6 41 6.8 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 GB W 34-30 4 46 11.5 20 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @CLE L 6-17 7 51 7.3 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 NE W 13-6 5 61 12.2 18 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @BUF W 27-24 6 103 17.2 54 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @DET W 27-24 6 155 25.8 82 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 NYJ W 49-9 3 115 38.3 53 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @MIA L 20-22 11 128 11.6 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @BAL L 17-20 8 151 18.9 51 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 CLE W 41-20 2 7 3.5 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @SD W 17-10 5 83 16.6 28 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 IND W 42-28 6 72 12 22 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @PIT L 20-30 9 93 10.3 19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 MIN W 42-14 7 97 13.9 29 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 BAL W 34-17 4 61 15.3 53 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

2013 GENERAL: Started Games 1-16, ranking fifth in NFL in receiving yards (1426) and sixth in receptions (98) ... His 1426 yards also led Bengals in scrimmage yards and he led the team with 11 TDs.

2013 GAME-BY-GAME: On Sept. 8 at Chicago, caught nine-for-162 with two TDs (two and 45 yards), marking only his second career two TD game, and his yards were most by a Bengals receiver in a season-opener ... Caught six-for-41 Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh ... Caught four-for-46 with a 20-yard TD Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay ... Seven catches for 51 yards Sept. 29 at Cleveland ... Led team with 61 receiving yards and tied for team lead in receptions (five) Oct. 6 vs. New England ... Caught six-for-103 with a TD (18 yards) Oct. 13 at Buffalo, and had a then season-long 54-yard gain on a WR screen ... Caught six-for-155 Oct. 20 at Detroit, including 82-yard TD (longest gain of his of career) on game’s opening drive ... Caught three-for-115, including a pair of 53-yard receptions, Oct. 27 vs. Jets ... Caught 11-for-128 on Oct. 31 at Miami, posting his career high in catches ... Caught eight-for-151 with a TD Nov. 10 at Baltimore, his TD coming via a 51-yard Hail Mary as time expired in fourth quarter, sending game to overtime … Held to career-low seven yards (on two catches) Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland ... On Dec. 1 at San Diego, caught five-for-83, with a 21-yard TD in third quarter that put Bengals ahead to stay at 14-7 ... Caught six-for-72 on Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis, with nine-yard TD in fourth quarter ... Led team in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (93) Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh ... Caught seven-for-97 with two TDs Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota, getting 29-yard score in first quarter and two-yarder in third quarter on a one-handed catch ... Caught four-for-61 with a 53-yard TD on Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore.

Cincinnati’s top 2011 draft choice had a third straight season among NFL’s elite wideouts and was selected to third consecutive Pro Bowl ... Faced increased double-team coverage this season but still ranked fifth in NFL in yards and sixth in receptions ... Tied career high with team-leading 11 TDs ... Posted Bengals records for 100-yard games in a season (six) and consecutive 100-yard games (five) ... Along with WR Marvin Jones, became first pair of Bengals teammates to record at least 10 receiving TDs each ... Finished with 1426 receiving yards, just shy of Chad Johnson’s 2007 franchise record of 1440 ... Was the top AFC vote-getter at WR in 2012 on prestigious Associated Press All-Pro team, earning a second team berth as his vote total trailed only two NFC players.

2013 GENERAL: Started Games 1-16, ranking fifth in NFL in receiving yards (1426) and sixth in receptions (98) ... His 1426 yards also led Bengals in scrimmage yards and he led the team with 11 TDs.

2013 GAME-BY-GAME: On Sept. 8 at Chicago, caught nine-for-162 with two TDs (two and 45 yards), marking only his second career two TD game, and his yards were most by a Bengals receiver in a season-opener ... Caught six-for-41 Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh ... Caught four-for-46 with a 20-yard TD Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay ... Seven catches for 51 yards Sept. 29 at Cleveland ... Led team with 61 receiving yards and tied for team lead in receptions (five) Oct. 6 vs. New England ... Caught six-for-103 with a TD (18 yards) Oct. 13 at Buffalo, and had a then season-long 54-yard gain on a WR screen ... Caught six-for-155 Oct. 20 at Detroit, including 82-yard TD (longest gain of his of career) on game’s opening drive ... Caught three-for-115, including a pair of 53-yard receptions, Oct. 27 vs. Jets ... Caught 11-for-128 on Oct. 31 at Miami, posting his career high in catches ... Caught eight-for-151 with a TD Nov. 10 at Baltimore, his TD coming via a 51-yard Hail Mary as time expired in fourth quarter, sending game to overtime … Held to career-low seven yards (on two catches) Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland ... On Dec. 1 at San Diego, caught five-for-83, with a 21-yard TD in third quarter that put Bengals ahead to stay at 14-7 ... Caught six-for-72 on Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis, with nine-yard TD in fourth quarter ... Led team in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (93) Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh ... Caught seven-for-97 with two TDs Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota, getting 29-yard score in first quarter and two-yarder in third quarter on a one-handed catch ... Caught four-for-61 with a 53-yard TD on Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore.

RE-SETTING 100-YARD MARKS: Green topped 100-yard receiving mark in Games 6-10, becoming first Bengal to log five straight ... Has six 100-yard receiving games overall, re-setting club record with two games still to play. Previously, the record of five total 100-yard receiving games in a season had been set nine times in franchise history (including Green in Games 6-10 this season).

A.J.'S BENCHMARKS: In 2012, Green became the first player in NFL history to hit the benchmark trifecta of 100 receptions, 1500 receiving yards and 10 TDs in his first 20 NFL games. This season, in his 38th game, he passed the round numbers of 200 catches, 3000 yards and 20 TDs, joining Hall of Famer Tom Fears as the only players to hit all three marks in 38 games. Green’s 38-game totals are 205 catches, 3026 yards and 23 TDs. Fears’s 38-game totals were 224 catches, 3034 yards and 20 TDs.

SECOND ALL-TIME: Green’s 3833 career receiving yards are second-most in NFL history for a player in his first three seasons. He passed Hall of Famer Jerry Rice to move to the No. 3 spot, and passed No. 2 Torry Holt (3786) in season finale. Tops on the list is Randy Moss, at 4163.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cincinnati in first round of 2011 NFL Draft (fourth overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-28-11.

PRO BOWL PARTICIPATION: Selected to and played in two games ... Voted as a starter for 2012 season game and scored three TDs (one from Peyton Manning and two from Andrew Luck), becoming the seventh player in game history with three or more scores ... Led all receivers in ’12 game in yards (119) and led AFC in catches (seven) ... In 2011 season (game at Honolulu), had two catches for 42 yards, including 34-yard TD from Ben Roethlisberger.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011—Led Bengals, and all NFL rookies, in receptions (65) and receiving yards (1057) ... Led Bengals in TDs (seven), and second among rookies in receiving TDs ... Set Bengals rookie record for most receiving yards, passing Cris Collinsworth’s record of 1009, and fell two short of Collinsworth’s rookie receptions record of 67 ... Had 11 receptions of 35 or more yards, tied with Calvin Johnson of Detroit and Victor Cruz of the N.Y. Giants for most in the NFL, and his total was the most by an NFL rookie since 1998, when Minnesota’s Randy Moss had 14 ... His four 100-yard receiving games set Bengals rookie season record ... In his pro debut Sept. 11 at Cleveland, Green put Bengals ahead to stay in fourth quarter with 41-yard TD catch from Bruce Gradkowski, a play certified as longest game-winning TD catch in NFL history by a rookie playing in his team’s season opener ... On Sept. 18 at Denver, hooked up with rookie QB Andy Dalton for 10 receptions, the only time in league annals a rookie passing duo has hit double figures in completions ... Had one reception Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh — a leaping 36-yard TD over two defenders in second quarter, but suffered knee strain upon landing and missed the next game ... Three-for-110 receiving Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland, including a 51-yarder to the Cleveland two on a third-and-eight late in the fourth quarter, setting up Mike Nugent’s game-winning FG ... Had game highs in receptions (six) and receiving yards (87) Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, along with one TD — an 11-yarder in the second quarter ... Six receptions for 115 yards Dec. 18 at St. Louis, including a 55-yarder to Rams two in first quarter ... Caught five-for-47 in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston.

2012—Started all 16 games and led team in receptions (97), receiving yards (1350) and TDs (11) ... Also had four rushes for 38 yards ... Tied for fourth in NFL in receiving TDs (11), ranking behind Green Bay’s James Jones (14), Denver’s Eric Decker (13) and Dallas’s Dez Bryant (12) ... Gained 58 yards on a team-leading seven catches Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland, and scored on a 10-yard reception in second quarter ... Caught nine for career-high 183 yards Sept. 23 at Washington, including career-long 73-yarder for TD on game’s first scrimmage play, pass thrown out of Wildcat formation by WR Mohamed Sanu ... Caught six-for-117 Sept. 30 at Jacksonville, getting back-to-back 100-yard games for first time in his career, and his 18-yard TD in the fourth quarter gave Bengals a 24-10 lead ... Nine-for-65 receiving Oct. 7 vs. Miami, including a two-yard TD ... Caught seven-for-135 and two TDs (four and 57 yards) Oct. 14 at Cleveland — his first career multiple-TD game ... Only reception Oct. 21 vs. Pittsburgh was eight-yard TD ... Seven-for-99 receiving Nov. 4 vs. Denver, including a 10-yard TD in third quarter ... Seven-for-85 receiving Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants, including 56-yard TD on game’s opening possession ... Six receptions for 91 yards Nov. 18 at Kansas City, with one TD — a four-yarder against double coverage that he snagged with one hand in the end zone ... Totaled 111 yards on only three catches Nov. 25 vs. Oakland, and also had two rushes for 21 yards ... Nine receptions for 85 yards Dec. 2 at San Diego ... Three receptions for 44 yards Dec. 9 vs. Dallas ... Six receptions for 57 yards Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, including a leaping 11-yard grab on third-and-nine in the third quarter to keep alive a Bengals TD drive, and a five-yard TD in the fourth quarter ... Had season-high 10 receptions (also tied career high) for 116 yards Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh, including 21-yarder to the Steelers 25-yard line with :08 remaining, setting up game-winning FG ... Two-for-26 receiving Dec. 30 at Baltimore, as starters were largely rested for playoffs ... Led team in receptions (five) and receiving yards (80) in Wild Card playoff 1-5-13 at Houston.

ONLY A.J.: With 101 receptions, 1550 receiving yards and 11 TDs in his first 20 NFL games, Green became first player in NFL history to hit the benchmark trifecta of 100 receptions, 1500 receiving yards and 10 TDs in that span. His 20th game was Oct. 7 vs. Miami.

THE STREAK: Green’s nine-game streak in 2012 with at least one TD (Games 2-10) set a Bengals record for longest streak in a single season, bettering eight by T.J. Houshmandzadeh in 2007 ... Fell one short of team record for overall consecutive games with a score, set at 10 by Carl Pickens over last five games of 1994 and first five of ’95 ... Upon hitting nine, streak was the longest active in NFL ... In the receiving-TDs category, Green became only the second player in 48 years to record a single-season streak of nine games. The only other instance since 1984 was an NFL-record 12-gamer by Jerry Rice in 1987. Green’s streak of nine is tied for third-longest (single season) in NFL history, equaling a run by Lance Alworth in 1963. The second-longest streak has been 10 games by Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch in 1951.

TWO-SEASON TERROR: Green’s 162 career receptions are second-most in NFL history for a player in his first two seasons. The only receiver ahead of him has been Marques Colston of New Orleans (168).

AFC'S BEST:Green was named by NFL as AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September 2012 ... In four September games, he led the conference in receptions (27), was second in receiving yards (428) and was tied for most receiving TDs (three).

COLLEGE: Played three seasons (2008-10) at Georgia, and was a consensus choice after his junior season as nation’s top WR prospect ... In just 32 career games, he posted the third-most receptions (166) and third-most receiving yards (2619) in Bulldogs history ... His 23 TD catches ranked second in program annals ... Named to Georgia’s Team of the Decade ... Playing in only nine games as a junior, he led team with 57 catches, 848 receiving yards and career-best nine TDs ... Played 10 games a sophomore and led team in catches (53), receiving yards (808) and receiving TDs (six) ... In 2008, his career-best 963 receiving yards helped earn him SEC Freshman of the Year honors, and on special teams, he blocked a FG attempt vs. Arizona State.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Summerville, S.C. ... Attended Summerville High School, where he was a four-time all-state selection by Associated Press ... Was the only prep junior named to USA Today’s 2006 All-USA team ... Also lettered in baseball and track ... Housing major at Georgia, and earned spot on Athletic Director’s academic honor roll ... His initials stand for “Adriel Jeremiah.”

Recent Articles

  • Cream of the crop

    Posted Jan 25, 2014

    Vontaze Burfict has assured Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green he doesn't have to worry in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

  • Green vows to speak up; Crocker says roster in place to win; Six added from PS

    Posted Jan 6, 2014

    Wide receiver A.J. Green has gone to three Pro Bowls managing to stay in-bounds with gravity-defying grace. Now he's talking about stepping out of the box.

  • Blood, sweat lead to Burfict's Pro Bowl tears

    Posted Dec 27, 2013

    Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and linebacker Vontaze Burfict have been voted to this season’s Pro Bowl game.

  • Matchup of the Game: Green's sleeves vs. Ike's savvy

    Posted Sep 13, 2013

    Former Bengals cornerback Artrell Hawkins, who played for Dick LeBeau and coached Ike Taylor at a Steelers training camp a few years ago, breaks it down.

  • Happy campers

    Posted Jul 17, 2013

    Even though A.J. Green turns 25 in two weeks, he's still the kid that never went to a camp of any kind until he was one of the most heavily sought-after recruits in the nation and attended the Nike Georgia camp while he was at Summerville High School in South Carolina.

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