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Jermaine Gresham
TE #84
Height:
6-5
Weight:
260
Age:
26
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Ardmore, OK
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
24
YDS
177
AVG
7.4
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 242 2,439 10.1 55 19 0 0 -- 0 0 8 6
2014 CIN 6 6 24 177 7.4 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CIN 14 14 46 458 10 30 4 -- -- -- -- -- 3 3
2012 CIN 16 15 64 737 11.5 55T 5 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2011 CIN 14 13 56 596 10.6 31 6 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2010 CIN 15 10 52 471 9.1 27 4 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @BAL W 23-16 2 16 8 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 ATL W 24-10 3 25 8.3 19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 TEN W 33-7 1 5 5 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @NE L 17-43 2 15 7.5 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 CAR L 37-37 6 68 11.3 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @IND L 0-27 10 48 4.8 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

      Gresham, in his fifth Bengals and NFL season for 2014, has been a starter since the onset of his career and has been selected to two Pro Bowls ... Finished 2013 season with 46 catches, four shy in a bid to join Hall of Famer Mike Ditka as only TEs with 50 or more catches in each of first four NFL seasons ... First Bengals TE to log three consecutive seasons of 50 or more catches, spanning 2010-12 ... Has 19 career TDs, plus one in postseason.

      Gresham, in his fifth Bengals and NFL season for 2014, has been a starter since the onset of his career and has been selected to two Pro Bowls ... Finished 2013 season with 46 catches, four shy in a bid to join Hall of Famer Mike Ditka as only TEs with 50 or more catches in each of first four NFL seasons ... First Bengals TE to log three consecutive seasons of 50 or more catches, spanning 2010-12 ... Has 19 career TDs, plus one in postseason.

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in first round of 2010 NFL Draft (21st overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 8-3-10.

     2014 highlights: Started at TE in Games 1-5 and has 14 catches for 129 yards ... Caught two-for-16 on Sept. 7 at Baltimore …  Caught three-for-25 on Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta ... One catch for five yards Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee ... Two catches for 15 yards on Oct. 5 at New England ... Caught six-for-68 on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina.

    Previous seasons: 2010—Played in 15 games as a rookie, missing season finale due to a knee strain ... His 52 receptions broke Tony McGee’s 1995 mark of 44 for most catches by a Bengals rookie TE ... Tied teammate Jordan Shipley for most receptions by any Bengals rookie since 1985 (WR Eddie Brown, 53) ... His TD catch total of four was the most ever by a Bengals rookie playing strictly TE ... Caught six-for-25 in NFL debut Sept. 12 at New England, including one-yard TD pass from Carson Palmer ... Had personal season-bests of nine catches and 85 yards, with 19-yard TD, on Nov. 14 at Indianapolis ... Had prodigious fourth quarter in Colts game, with all nine of his catches in the period, but he fumbled (lost) after the final catch, ending Bengals’ comeback hopes ... Caught three-for-43, plus two-point conversion reception, Dec. 5 vs. New Orleans ... Caught four-for-56 on Dec. 26 vs. San Diego, including three-yard TD on third-and-goal in first quarter, making the catch despite pass interference by Chargers. 2011—Despite missing Games 7 and 8 to a hamstring injury, ranked second on team in receptions (56) and third in receiving yards (596) ... Tied for second on team in TDs (six), one behind A.J. Green ... Contributed to pass protection effort that ranked tied for fourth in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (25) ... On Sept. 11 at Cleveland, led team in catches (six) and receiving yards (58), and displayed great hands on a two-yard TD bullet from Andy Dalton in first quarter ... On Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, had a 17-yard TD in third quarter, and added key 25-yard catch on Bengals’ game-tying fourth-quarter TD drive ... On Oct. 9 at Jacksonville, had a three-yard TD catch in the second quarter, and on the game-deciding fourth-quarter TD drive, caught a nine-yard pass to the Jaguars’ 10 on fourth-and-six ... On Dec. 24 vs. Arizona, led team in receiving yards (56), tied for team lead in receptions (five) and had an 11-yard TD catch in first quarter to make score 10-0 ... Caught five-for-46 in Wild Card playoff on 1-7-12 at Houston. 2012—Logged career-highs in receptions (64) and receiving yards (737), with five TDs ... Second on team behind A.J. Green in receptions and receiving yards ... Four receptions for 37 yards on Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland, including acrobatic 22-yarder to convert a third-and-seven late in fourth quarter, moving Cincinnati into position for a FG that put Bengals ahead 34-24 ... His five-for-64 day on Sept. 23 at Washington included six-yard TD in fourth quarter that put Bengals ahead to stay at 31-24 ... Caught three-for-68 on Oct. 14 at Cleveland, including career-long 55-yarder for TD in first quarter ... Six receptions for career high 108 receiving yards on Nov. 4 vs. Denver, including 52-yarder to Denver 11 in third quarter that set up a Bengals TD ... Four receptions for 43 yards on Dec. 9 vs. Dallas, including a spectacular one-handed grab over the middle in the second quarter that converted a third-and-seven and set up a go-ahead FG ... Three-for-38 receiving in playoff-clinching win Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh, including a 25-yarder to convert third-and-14 and a 12-yarder to convert a third-and-nine ... Caught two-for-seven in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-13 at Houston. 2013—Started 14 games, missing Games 10 (groin injury) and 16 (hamstring) ... Ranked fifth on team in receptions (46), fourth in receiving yards (458) and third in receiving TDs (four) ... Season-bests in receptions (six) and yards (66) on Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh ... Led team in receiving yards (53) on Sept. 29 at Cleveland, with three receptions ... Caught four-for-64 Oct. 20 at Detroit, including personal season-long 30-yarder ... Caught two-for-14, including a four-yard TD, his first of the season, on Oct. 27 vs. Jets ... Showed great focus and footwork on Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland, grabbing pass in corner of field at Browns one-yard line before side-stepping defenders to complete 25-yard TD that launched Bengals comeback win ... On Dec. 1 at San Diego, his blocking contribution to 164 rushing yards earned post-game praise from coaches ... Caught five-for-41 on Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis, with a one-yard TD in third quarter that halted 14-0 Colts run ... Caught three-for-49 with a 16-yard TD on Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota ... In Wild Card playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego, his four-yard TD catch tied score at 7-7 in second quarter, and he finished game at seven-for-64.

    Pro Bowl participation: Selected to and played in two games ... Caught one-for-five in 2012 season game and one-for-14 in ’11 season contest.

    College: Played in all 42 Oklahoma games from 2006-08, helping team to 34-8 record, with two Fiesta Bowls and one berth in BCS Championship game ... Did not play in 2009, due to knee injury suffered in preseason practice ... Declined an option to return to Oklahoma for 2010 ... In his three seasons, totaled 111 receptions for 1629 yards (14.7 average), and his 26 TDs ranked second in Big 12 history for tight ends ... Earned first-team All-America honors from The Sporting News in 2008, when he set school records for TEs in TDs (14) and receiving yards (950) ... Scored 25 TDs in his last 28 games.

    Personal: Hometown is Ardmore, Okla. ... Attended Ardmore High School, where as a senior he was rated top TE prospect in the nation by PrepStar and Rivals.com ... Also a basketball standout in high school ... Majored at Oklahoma in multidisciplinary studies ... First name is pronounced “jer-MAIN” and last name is pronounced “GRESH-em.”

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