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Alex Erickson
WR #12
Height:
6-0
Weight:
195
Age:
24
College:
Wisconsin
Hometown:
Darlington, Wis.
Experience:
2

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Erickson was the only 2016 college free agent to make Bengals season-opening roster ... Excelled as a punt returner in preseason and had two TD catches on offense ... Joined Wisconsin’s prominent football program as a walk-on and wound up leading the team in receptions in each of his last two seasons.

Erickson was the only 2016 college free agent to make Bengals season-opening roster ... Excelled as a punt returner in preseason and had two TD catches on offense ... Joined Wisconsin’s prominent football program as a walk-on and wound up leading the team in receptions in each of his last two seasons.

      Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as a college free agent on 5-6-16.

     2016 highlights: Has played in Games 1-4 ... Had a 15-yard punt return and a 15-yad kickoff return on Sept. 11 at N.Y. Jets ... Caught first career pass Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh, a 20-yarder that converted a third down to keep a Bengals FG drive alive ... Saw action on special teams on Sept. 25 vs. Denver and returned one punt for four yards ... On Sept. 29 vs. Miami, saw brief action on offense and had three PR for 23 yards ... Led NFL in preseason with 30.8-yard punt return average (six attempts), including 80-yarder for TD in his preseason debut vs. Minnesota.

     College: Played three seasons (2013-15) at Wisconsin, seeing action in 40 games (28 starts) ... Redshirted in 2012 after joining the program late as a walk-on ... Played on teams that went an aggregate 30-10. 2015—Played in every game, starting all but one, for team that closed 10-3 season with Holiday Bowl win over USC ... Had team-high 77 catches, second-most in school history, for 978 yards (sixth in Badger annals) ... Also had 111 rushing yards, on just seven attempts ... Caught seven-for-113 in comeback win at Nebraska. 2014—Played in 14 games, with 13 starts, for 11-3 team that closed year with Outback Bowl win over Auburn ... Led team with 55 catches, for 772 yards and three TDs ... Had five catches for career-best 160 yards, including career-long TD of 70, as Badgers clinched Big Ten West Division title with win over Minnesota ... Caught seven-for-83 in Big Ten championship game vs. Ohio State. 2013—In his first season of action, played in all 13 games for 9-4 club ... Caught nine-for-127. 2012—Redshirted.

     Personal: Hometown is Darlington, Wis. ... Graduated in December 2015 from Wisconsin with degree in agricultural business management ... Attended Darlington (Wis.) High School, where as a QB he rushed for 3856 yards and 57 TDs while passing for 3648 and 37 TDs ... Also played DB, logging 14 INTs and 170 tackles ... Named Small School Player of the Year as a senior by Wisconsin State Journal ... Three-time all-state selection in basketball and also earned four letters in track and field.

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