A Cincinnati-area native, he’s pegged for a pro switch to LB after playing in college FCS ranks as a down lineman ... Led Butler in sacks all four years, finishing his career ranked second all-time in school history with 35.5.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as a college free agent on 5-2-12.
COLLEGE: As senior, logged 10 sacks and 15.5 tackles-for-loss, earning honorable mention All-Pioneer Football League recognition, and was voted by teammates as Defensive Lineman of the Year ... Four sacks and 10 TFLs as junior ... Second team all-conference as sophomore, recording 10 sacks and 11.5 TFLs ... As freshman, was named Butler’s Defensive MVP and was first-team all-conference, recording second-highest single-season sack total in school history (14) along with team-leading TFL total (18) ... Transferred to Butler from Robert Morris before freshman season.PERSONAL: Hometown is Liberty Township, Ohio ... Attended Lakota West High School, where he was first-team all-conference and all-county at DE ... Also earned prep All-America honors in lacrosse ... Earned several academic accolades at Butler — he was a second-team Academic All-American and a first-team Academic All-District V player in 2009, as well as a three-time all-conference academic.
In less than 24 hours the Bengals finished off deals for their second-round picks when North Carolina running Giovani Bernard joined SMU defensive end Margus Hunt in the fold Thursday morning.
The backup derby for Andy Dalton officially began this week in the first week of OTAs and since we're talking about a No. 2 quarterback, the numbers don't necessarily compute.
The Bengals have signed defensive end Margus Hunt of Southern Methodist, one of their two second-round selections in the 2013 NFL Draft.
James Harrison made his Bengals debut Tuesday with a chip on his shoulder that is supposedly as big as Pittsburgh. Yet his new quarterback may have an even bigger chip after an offseason of taking the heat of back-to-back Wild Card losses.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton made sure Tuesday on the first rep of the wide receivers vs. the cornerbacks in the first voluntary practice of the spring that he set the tone.
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss heightened expectations for his team entering the 2013 NFL season.