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Giovani Bernard
HB #25
Height:
5-9
Weight:
208
Age:
22
College:
North Carolina
Hometown:
Boca Raton, FL
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

CAR
93
YDS
401
AVG
4.3
TDS
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 263 1,096 4.2 89 9 76 691 9.1 46 3 1 1
2014 CIN 6 6 93 401 4.3 89T 4 20 177 8.9 46 0 -- --
2013 CIN 16 0 170 695 4.1 35T 5 56 514 9.2 41 3 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @BAL W 23-16 14 48 3.4 16 0 6 62 10.3 32 0 -- --
2 ATL W 24-10 27 90 3.3 12 1 5 79 15.8 46 0 -- --
3 TEN W 33-7 14 47 3.4 12 2 1 7 7 7 0 -- --
5 @NE L 17-43 13 62 4.8 13 0 2 10 5 7 0 -- --
6 CAR L 37-37 18 137 7.6 89 1 4 20 5 11 0 -- --
7 @IND L 0-27 7 17 2.4 6 0 2 -1 -0.5 0 0 -- --

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Bio

Bernard is off to a strong sophomore start after a fine rookie year in 2013 … Second in AFC and fourth in NFL through Week 6 in yards from scrimmage per team game (112.4) … Rushed for career-high 137 yards on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina, including 89-yard TD run, which stands as longest rush in NFL through Week 6 ... Leads team in TDs (four) … Has the ability to create highlight-reel plays in the open field … The first running back selected in the 2013 Draft, he made an immediate impact on Bengals offense last season, his 1209 scrimmage yards ranking second on team behind WR A.J. Green … His 56 receptions in ’13 stand as franchise record for RBs.
Bernard is off to a strong sophomore start after a fine rookie year in 2013 … Second in AFC and fourth in NFL through Week 6 in yards from scrimmage per team game (112.4) … Rushed for career-high 137 yards on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina, including 89-yard TD run, which stands as longest rush in NFL through Week 6 ... Leads team in TDs (four) … Has the ability to create highlight-reel plays in the open field … The first running back selected in the 2013 Draft, he made an immediate impact on Bengals offense last season, his 1209 scrimmage yards ranking second on team behind WR A.J. Green … His 56 receptions in ’13 stand as franchise record for RBs.

    Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in second round of 2013 NFL Draft (37th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-23-13.

    2014 highlights: Started at HB for Games 1-5 and has rushed 86-for-384 (4.5) with four TDs and has caught 18-for-178 … Rushed 14-for-48 on Sept. 7 vs. Baltimore and tied for team lead in receptions, catching six-for-62  .... Tallied a career-best 169 yards from scrimmage (team high for the season) on Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta, rushing 27-for-90, with a four-yard TD, and catching a team-high five-for-79 ... Rushed 14-for-47 with two one-yard TD runs on Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee ... Rushed 13-for-62 (4.8) and caught two-for-10 on Oct. 5 at New England ... On Oct. 12 vs. Carolina, had 18 rushes for a career-high 137 yards (7.6), with an 89-yard TD, longest rush in NFL this season ... Also vs. Carolina,  caught four-for-20.

    2013 : Played in Games 1-16, rushing 170-for-695 (4.1) with five TDs and catching 56-for-514 and three TDs ... His 56 catches set team record for a RB, surpassing 55 by James Brooks in 1985 ... The only two reception yards totals by a Bengals RB to top Bernard’s 514 have been 686 by Brooks in 1986 and 576 by Brooks in 1985 ... Third on team in total TDs (eight) and second on team in receptions (56) ... His 1209 yards from scrimmage ranked second on team, behind WR A.J. Green, and his total was second-most in Bengals history by a rookie, behind only 1388 by HB Corey Dillon in 1997 ... Bernard’s 56 receptions were franchise’s most by any RB, rookie or veteran, and his 514 receiving yards were third-most for any RB ... Led the team in offensive touches (226) ... Selected to All-Rookie team by Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association ... Rushed four-for-22 and had one catch for eight yards in NFL debut Sept. 8 at Chicago ... On Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh, became first Bengals rookie to score rushing and receiving TD in same game since FB Craig Taylor in 1989, logging seven-yard rushing score and 27-yard receiving TD ... Led team in yards from scrimmage (99) on Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay, rushing 10-for-50 with TD and catching four-for-49 ... Led team in scrimmage yards (75) Sept. 29 at Cleveland, rushing 10-for-37 with six-for-38 receiving ... Led team in yards from scrimmage (69) for third consecutive week Oct. 6 vs. New England, rushing 13-for-62 with two-for-seven receiving ... On Oct. 13 at Buffalo, had 100 scrimmage yards (72 receiving and 28 rushing), scoring 20-yard TD on shovel pass in second quarter and adding key 23-yard receiving gain in OT ... On Oct. 20 at Detroit, had key eight-yard reception as time was ticking down to set up game-winning FG ... On Oct. 31 at Miami, scored two TDs, including 35-yard highlight reel effort on which he appeared to be stopped for a loss but reversed field and slipped multiple tackles en route to end zone ... Led team in scrimmage yards (86) on Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland, rushing 10-for-45 (4.5) and catching four-for-41 ... On Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis, rushed for team season-high 99 yards on 12 carries (8.3) and caught four-for-49, leading team in scrimmage yards with personal season-high of 148 ... His two-for-47 receiving Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota included another highlight-reel effort — 41 yards on a screen pass to Vikings’ seven ... Logged 118 scrimmage yards in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego (12-45 rushing and 7-73 receiving).

    College: Played two seasons (2011-12) at North Carolina, after taking a redshirt year in 2010 due to knee injury ...Scored 31 TDs over his two campaigns and set school record for yards-per-rush (5.9) ... Rushed for 2481 yards and added 852 more as a receiver (92 catches) ... First UNC player since Natrone Means in 1990-91 to produce back-to-back 1000-yard rushing seasons (1253 and 1228) ... Consistent performer who averaged 107.9 rushing yards and 144.9 yards from scrimmage per game ... Scored 19 TDs in his 10 games in ’12, including two on punt returns, and finished second in voting for ACC Player of the Year ... In 2011, joined Amos Lawrence (1977) as only freshman tailbacks in UNC history to earn first-team All-ACC.

    Personal: Hometown is Boca Raton, Fla. ... Attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he was rated the No. 2 RB in Florida by the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, helping guide Raiders to consecutive Class 5A state titles as a sophomore and junior, followed by a 13-1 season as a senior ... Exercise and Sport Science major at North Carolina ... Older brother, Yvenson, was an All Pac-10 tailback at Oregon State and played in CFL ... Son of Haitian immigrants who established a dry cleaning business in Boca Raton ... Traveled to Haiti during 2014 offseason for community work activities ... In 2011, when he made successful comeback from serious 2010 knee injury (ACL tear), he won Atlantic Coast Conference’s Brian Piccolo Award, for player displaying most courage ... First name is pronounced “jee-o-VAHN-ee.”

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