2010 HIGHLIGHTS: Fourth-year pro has missed only one game since making Bengals roster as a college free agent in 2007 ... Has played in Games 1-5 this season, seeing action on offense and special teams … Played in all five preseason games and caught three-for-29.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2009 - Caught two-for-26 on Sept. 20 at Green Bay, and his blocking aided 141-yard rushing effort by Cedric Benson … Caught four-for-36 in win Oct. 4 at Cleveland, finishing second on team in receptions and tied for second in receiving yards … In win Oct. 11 at Baltimore, helped limit Ravens defense to one sack while helping Benson (27-for-120) become the first player to rush for 100 yards against Baltimore in 40 games … Aided run-blocking effort that netted 210 yards rushing Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland, and helped Bengals control time of possession for 38:11 … On Dec. 6 vs. Detroit, supported third straight game of more than 38 minutes possession time (38:48) … In Wild Card playoff 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets, helped Benson rush for 169 yards, a Bengals playoff record.
2008 - Logged one reception for 11 yards Oct. 5 at Dallas ... Also at Dallas, threw one of the key blocks on Glenn Holt’s 60-yard kickoff return ... On Oct. 19 vs. Pittsburgh, had one special-teams tackle ... On Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, his lead blocking helped offense mount the second-highest rushing totals of season, 159 rushing yards (5.5 avg.) ... On Dec. 14 vs. Washington, recorded one reception for eight yards, and helped pave the way for 310 yards total offense ... On Dec. 21 at Cleveland, his lead blocking helped offense mount 191 rushing yards (4.2 avg.) ... Helped clear path for season-high 204 rushing yards Dec. 28 vs. Kansas City.
2007 - Had one catch each in Games 1-3 ... Tied for special teams tackles lead (two) on Oct. 1 vs. New England ... Had his first multi-catch game (three-for-24) on Nov. 4 at Buffalo, and threw one of the key clearing blocks on Glenn Holt's 100-yard kickoff return for a TD ... Had season-long receiving gain of 25 yards on Dec. 15 at San Francisco ... Tied for team lead with two special teams tackles on Dec. 23 vs. Cleveland ... On Dec. 30 vs. Miami, had season-high 38 receiving yards on three receptions, including a tied-for-season-long 25 yarder.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2003-06) at Brigham Young, seeing action in 46 of a possible 48 games ... Had 86 receptions for 966 yards (11.2 avg.) with nine TDs ... Caught 22-for-239 as a senior, and his blocking helped offense rank fourth in nation at 465.5 yards per game ... Did not play as redshirt in 2002.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Layton, Utah … Attended Northridge High School, where as a senior in 2001 he was named “Mr. Football” by the Deseret News of Salt Lake City … As prep junior, named Utah’s state player of the year by USA Today … Married (wife Alicia), with a daughter (Tyra) and twin boys (Dante and Dominic) … Favorite hobbies are adventures with his kids, playing guitar and cooking.
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