Originally signed with Bengals as college free agent from Central Oklahoma in 2012 ... Played all four preseason games before being waived ... Signed to practice squad, then released, and rejoined practice squad in late November.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as college free agent on 5-2-12 ... Waived on 8-31-12, and signed 9-1-12 to Bengals practice squad ... Released from practice squad on 9-4-12 ... Re-signed to practice squad on 11-27-12 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-7-13.
2012 RECAP: Played in all four preseason games, logging two receptions for 13 yards and three special teams tackles ... Also split long snapping duties in preseason ... Had brief stint on practice squad prior to Game 1, and rejoined practice squad for Games 12-16 and Wild Card playoff.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2008-11) at NCAA Division II Central Oklahoma, contributing as TE and long snapper ... As senior, snapped for kicking unit that went 12-for-16 on FGs and converted all 20 PATs ... Career receiving totals of 69 catches, 810 yards and eight TDs ... As senior, had most productive offensive season of career, leading team in receiving yards (560), yards per catch (12.7) and receiving TDs (four) ... As junior, was All-Lone Star Conference North Division selection at TE and second-team selection as long snapper.PERSONAL: Hometown is Duncan, Okla. ... Attended Duncan High School, where he was a Class 5A All-Star and All-District selection as a senior ... Also lettered in baseball and basketball in high school ... Majored at Central Oklahoma in kinesiology.
HBO Sports, NFL Films and the Cincinnati Bengals team up for an all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League when HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE CINCINNATI BENGALS debuts in August.
Cincinnati's NBC television affiliate, WLWT (Channel 5), will have local broadcast rights for all four Bengals prime-time games in 2013.
Maybe it was fitting the final Bengals practice before next month's training camp came on a Thursday morning where thunder and lightning slow-danced above Paul Brown Stadium.