College free agent signee showed good quickness and pulling ability during three seasons at UCLA, seeing action at guard and center, and he earned a spot on practice squad to start 2016 season ... Helped lead Bruins to three bowl appearances and a pair of 10-win seasons ... Credited by analysts with a “nasty attitude” on the field.
Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as a college free agent on 5-6-16 ... Waived by Bengals on 9-3-16 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-4-16.
2016 highlights: On practice squad for Games 1-4 ... Played in first two preseason games and missed the last two, due to an injury.
College: Played three seasons for UCLA (2013-2015), seeing action in 33 games (31 starts) ... His three seasons coincided with those of RB Paul Perkins, whose 3488 rushing yards (5.6 average) in just three seasons ranks third in school history. 2015—Saw action in 12 games with 10 starts ... A pass protection leader as team surrendered just 14 sacks, second-lowest total in school history ... Blocked for 1343 rushing yards by Paul Perkins. 2014—Starter in eight games at G, missing five due to injury ... Supported RB Perkins for UCLA-record 1572 rushing yards, with 6.3-yard average ... Helped Bruins finish 10-3 with Alamo Bowl victory over Kansas State ... Honorable mention All-Pac 12 selection by league coaches. 2013—Started all 13 games at RG, matching school record for true freshman position player ... Helped team finish 10-3 with Sun Bowl win over Virginia Tech ... Named Freshman All-American by Sporting News, Football Writers Association and Athlon.
Personal: Hometown is Cerritos, Calif. ... Enjoys paintball and poetry ... Attended Los Alamitos (Calif.) High School, where he was team captain for a pair of league championship teams and also a team captain in wrestling ... Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Named as school’s Male Athlete of the Year as a senior.
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