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Jonathan Fanene
DE #68
Height:
6-4
Weight:
292
College:
Utah
Hometown:
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Experience:
7
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 71 103 66 37 13.5 0 4 1 1 45 -- 45
2011 CIN 16 24 17 7 6.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 2 1 0 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 16 36 18 18 6 0 2 1 1 45 45 45
2008 CIN 16 30 21 9 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CIN 14 5 4 1 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006 CIN 4 4 4 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 CIN 3 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

2011 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Started Games 2-3 in place of injured Robert Geathers ... Had 36 tackles and two passes defensed in regular season, and tied for team lead in fumble recoveries (two) ... Three tackles-for-loss ... Supported effort for Bengals defense to rank seventh in NFL in fewest yards allowed per game (316.3), 10th in fewest rushing yards allowed (104.7), fourth in fewest yards allowed per offensive play (5.0), eighth in fewest yards per rushing play (3.9) and fifth in sacks (45).

2011 GAME-BY-GAME: Tied for front-seven lead Sept. 11 at Cleveland with seven tackles (tied for second on team), and helped hold Browns attack to 83 rushing yards on 26 attempts (3.2) … Four tackles Sept. 18 at Denver, including a seven-yard tackle-for-loss of RB Lance Ball … On Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco, logged five tackles and recovered a Frank Gore fumble at San Francisco 16 in fourth quarter, setting up a Bengals FG … Had two sacks vs. San Francisco, including an eight-yarder of Alex Smith in the second quarter to force a punt … One tackle Oct. 9 at Jacksonville – a seven-yard sack of Blaine Gabbert … Four tackles Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis … One tackle Nov. 6 at Tennessee … Four tackles Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh … One QB pressure Nov. 20 at Baltimore … Two tackles Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland … One tackle Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, along with a QB pressure … On Dec. 11 vs. Houston, had one tackle and one pass defensed, and recovered a T.J. Yates fumble at Texans 48 in fourth quarter … One tackle Dec. 18 at St. Louis – a six-yard sack of Kellen Clemens – and a pass defensed ... Two sacks of John Skelton Dec. 24 vs. Arizona, and had four additional QB pressures ... In Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston, his four tackles included one for a loss, and he had a pass defensed.

Seventh-year pro re-signed with Bengals on Aug. 15, as an unrestricted free agent, and played in every game, including Wild Card playoff ... Second on team with 6.5 sacks (new career high), and third in QB pressures (13) ... Played in only two games in 2010, due to hamstring injury, but had a productive 2009 season, playing every game with 10 starts and getting 6.0 sacks ... Has spent all of his career with Bengals, with 87 games played, including 19 starts ... Joined Bengals in 2005 with the ‘project’ tag, due to limited college football experience, and has blossomed into a key member of D-line rotation ... Has played DT in nickel fronts in addition to DE role.

2011 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Started Games 2-3 in place of injured Robert Geathers ... Had 36 tackles and two passes defensed in regular season, and tied for team lead in fumble recoveries (two) ... Three tackles-for-loss ... Supported effort for Bengals defense to rank seventh in NFL in fewest yards allowed per game (316.3), 10th in fewest rushing yards allowed (104.7), fourth in fewest yards allowed per offensive play (5.0), eighth in fewest yards per rushing play (3.9) and fifth in sacks (45).

2011 GAME-BY-GAME: Tied for front-seven lead Sept. 11 at Cleveland with seven tackles (tied for second on team), and helped hold Browns attack to 83 rushing yards on 26 attempts (3.2) … Four tackles Sept. 18 at Denver, including a seven-yard tackle-for-loss of RB Lance Ball … On Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco, logged five tackles and recovered a Frank Gore fumble at San Francisco 16 in fourth quarter, setting up a Bengals FG … Had two sacks vs. San Francisco, including an eight-yarder of Alex Smith in the second quarter to force a punt … One tackle Oct. 9 at Jacksonville – a seven-yard sack of Blaine Gabbert … Four tackles Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis … One tackle Nov. 6 at Tennessee … Four tackles Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh … One QB pressure Nov. 20 at Baltimore … Two tackles Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland … One tackle Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, along with a QB pressure … On Dec. 11 vs. Houston, had one tackle and one pass defensed, and recovered a T.J. Yates fumble at Texans 48 in fourth quarter … One tackle Dec. 18 at St. Louis – a six-yard sack of Kellen Clemens – and a pass defensed ... Two sacks of John Skelton Dec. 24 vs. Arizona, and had four additional QB pressures ... In Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston, his four tackles included one for a loss, and he had a pass defensed.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Played only in Games 1 and 6 ... Suffered hamstring injury in preseason, and reaggravated the injury during season opener Sept. 12 at New England ... Inactive for Games 2-5, and again reaggravated hamstring in Game 6 on Oct. 24 at Atlanta ... Inactive for Games 7-9, and was placed on Reserve/Injured list on Nov. 18 ... Had four tackles on the season, two on Sept. 12 at New England and two on Oct. 24 at Atlanta.

2009 - Had four tackles Sept. 13 vs. Denver, including a four-yard sack of Kyle Orton …His two tackles Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh included teaming with SS Roy Williams to stop RB Willie Parker for no gain on third-and-goal from one-yard line in first quarter, forcing Steelers to settle for FG … Had four tackles Oct. 11 at Baltimore, including five-yard sack of Joe Flacco in second quarter … Had four tackles Oct. 18 vs. Houston, including a seven-yard sack of Matt Schaub in second quarter … Six tackles Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh, with a team-high two sacks that included a five-yarder on third-and-goal from Bengals eight in second quarter, forcing Steelers to settle for a FG … Also at Pittsburgh, had fourth-quarter pass defensed that helped force Steelers to settle for FG … Led line with four tackles Nov. 22 at Oakland, adding a hit on QB Bruce Gradkowski that forced an INT by Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph … Made game’s biggest play Dec. 6 vs. Detroit when he intercepted a pass deflected by Michael Johnson and returned it 45 yards for a TD, evening score at 7-7 in second quarter … Had five tackles (tied for line lead) Dec. 13 at Minnesota, including five-yard sack of Brett Favre in second quarter … Posted nine tackles in Wild Card playoff 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets.

2008 - Was eligible to become a restricted free agent after his ’07 contract expired, but re-signed with Cincinnati on Feb. 26, three days before opening of the signing period … In addition to his 50 tackles, credited with three tackles-for-loss and four QB hurries … On Nov. 30 vs. Baltimore, had a career-high 10 tackles, with one QB hurry … On Dec. 14 vs. Washington, led defensive line with 10 tackles, his second 10-tackle game in three weeks.

2007 - Played in Games 1, 3-4 and 6-16 ... Inactive for Games 2 and 5, missing Game 5 in part due to knee injury that limited his practice time ... Set up a field goal in win Nov. 11 at Baltimore, when he recovered a Steve McNair fumble at Ravens 21 in fourth quarter ... On Nov. 18 vs. Arizona, forced a Cardinals punt by deflecting a pass in the first quarter, and in the fourth quarter, he helped force another punt with pass pressure that led to a third-down incompletion ... Two tackles (one for-loss) on Dec. 9 vs. St. Louis, plus a pass defensed ... Logged his first NFL sack on Dec. 30 at Miami, dropping Cleo Lemon for eight-yard loss to force a punt in second quarter.

2006 - Activated on Nov. 28 to Bengals 53-player roster from Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list ... Had been on Reserve/PUP due to continued rehab from hamstring injury suffered May 30 during offseason team work ... Played in Games 12 and 14-16 ... Inactive for Game 13 ... Saw extensive action in line rotation on Dec. 18 at Indianapolis, and his three tackles included three-yard loss against RB Dominic Rhodes in fourth quarter, helping limit Colts to FG ... Had two tackles Dec. 31 vs. Pittsburgh.

2005 - Drafted by Bengals in seventh round (233rd overall) ... Signed June 30 ... Made NFL debut in Game 12, crucial Bengals victory Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh ... Also played in Games 14-15 ... Totaled three tackles (two solo) for the season ... Inactive for Games 1-11, 13, 16, and Wild Card playoff ... On Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, his first pro tackle pinned a four-yard loss on RB Willie Parker in second quarter ... Started at LDT on Dec. 18 at Detroit, subbing for injured Bryan Robinson, as Bengals won to clinch AFC North title ... Had one tackle in Detroit game, and one tackle Dec. 24 vs. Buffalo ... Played in preseason Games 2-4, recording four tackles, one sack, and one fumble recovery ... Missed preseason opener (hamstring).

COLLEGE: Played for Utah in 2003 and '04, after transferring from College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, Calif.) ... Played in 11 games with 10 starts for Utah's 2004 Fiesta Bowl team, totaling 22 tackles, three sacks, 5.5 tackles-for-loss, one fumble recovery and one interception ... Had a 76-yard interception return for a TD in victory Sept. 18 at Utah State ... Had four tackles and a sack in the Fiesta Bowl win over Pitt ... Played 11 games as a reserve for Utah in 2003, with two sacks ... Played football in 2000-01 at College of the Canyons, and spent '02 there finishing his degree ... Had 14 sacks and 65 tackles in 2001, earning JC Gridwire All-America honors.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Pago Pago, American Samoa … Lettered in football, basketball, track and volleyball at Tafuna High School … Member of a family with 12 children … Lifelong friend of Bengals DT Domata Peko, who is also from American Samoa … Sociology major at Utah … Married (wife Lorelei) … Last name is pronounced “Fuh-NAY-nay.”

 

 

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