Former Ohio State standout made 2013 roster after a strong performance in preseason ... Had key catch in overtime win at Detroit … Joined Bengals on waivers from Chicago for Game 16 and Wild Card playoff in ’12, but was inactive for each contest ... Played in 21 games for Bears over 2011-12, with 28 receptions for 283 yards and three TDs.
2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Played in Games 3-11 and 16 (one start) … Inactive (coach's decision) for Games 1-2 and 12-15 … Has caught five-for-54 ... Had six-yard reception Sept. 29 at Cleveland ... Had a one-handed 23-yard reception to convert fourth-and-15 on Oct. 13 at Buffalo, first Bengals fourth-down conversion of 15 or more yards since Nov. 7, 1999, when QB Jeff Blake ran for 16 on fourth-and-16 at Seattle ... On Oct. 20 at Detroit, his seven-yard reception in final minute helped move ball into position for game-winning field goal at final gun … Caught two-for-18 on Oct. 27 vs. the Jets … Caught one-for-seven Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore ... Played in all four preseason games and was Bengals leader in receiving yards, catching five-for-100 with one TD, and also had 71-yard punt return for a TD.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Chicago as college free agent on 7-26-11 ... Released by Bears on 12-23-12, and acquired 12-25-12 by Cincinnati on waivers.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011—Played in every game as a Bears rookie, with 27 catches for 276 yards and three TDs ... Credited with one start, Sept. 25 vs. Green Bay ... Eight-yard TD catch in his second NFL game, Sept. 18 at New Orleans ... His five-for-27 receiving in start vs. Packers included four-yard TD pass from Jay Cutler for a 14-7 Bears lead in second quarter, but Green Bay came back to win ... Contributed to early onslaught in 39-10 rout of Minnesota on Oct. 16, with 13-yard TD catch in first quarter.
2012—Played in five games for Chicago (10 deactivations), with one catch for seven yards ... Inactive for Bengals on Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore, his first game since joining Cincinnati roster ... Inactive for Wild Card playoff 1-5-13 at Houston.
COLLEGE: Four-year letter winner (2007-10) at Ohio State, 49 games played and 28 starts ... Had 124 catches for 1879 yards and 19 TDs ... Ranked 10th all-time in OSU receiving yards ... Voted team captain and later team MVP as senior, when he had 55 catches for 948 yards and was first-team All-Big Ten, ranking second in conference with 11 TD catches ... Also had two rushing TDs.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Toledo, Ohio ... Attended Central Catholic High School, where he set records for receptions (151), receiving yards (2808) and all-purpose yards (4079) while twice earning City League player of the year ... First-team all-state as a junior and was also all-state in 400 meters ... Also played defensive back ... Last name is pronounced “SAHNZ-en-bock-er.”
Bengals wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher scores his second touchdown of the night after catching this 36-yard pass from QB John Skelton.