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Mario Alford
WR #15
Height:
5-9
Weight:
180
College:
West Virginia
Hometown:
Greenville, VA
Experience:
2
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 4 1 15 15 3.8 15 0 0 0 1 0
2016 CLE 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 CIN 1 1 15 15 15 15 0 0 0 1 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 4 8 190 23.8 36 0 6 0 0 0
2016 CLE 3 8 190 23.8 36 0 6 0 0 0
2015 CIN 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 4 8 68 8.5 17 0 0 0 3 0
2016 CLE 3 8 68 8.5 17 0 0 0 3 0
2015 CIN 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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    Alford spent rookie 2015 season on practice squad, seeing action in one game ... Hopes to bring game-changing speed to Bengals’ receiving corps and special teams in bigger way in ’16 ... Made NFL debut Dec. 6 at Cleveland ... Has been clocked as low as 4.27 seconds in 40-yard dash ... Was standout WR and special teams player at West Virginia after playing two years at RB at Georgia Military College ... Led Big 12 in receiving TDs (11) as senior.

Alford spent rookie 2015 season on practice squad, seeing action in one game ... Hopes to bring game-changing speed to Bengals’ receiving corps and special teams in bigger way in ’16 ... Made NFL debut Dec. 6 at Cleveland ... Has been clocked as low as 4.27 seconds in 40-yard dash ... Was standout WR and special teams player at West Virginia after playing two years at RB at Georgia Military College ... Led Big 12 in receiving TDs (11) as senior.

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in seventh round of 2015 NFL Draft (238th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-10-15.

     2015 recap: Made NFL debut in Game 12, Dec. 6 at Cleveland, and had one catch (from AJ McCarron) for 15 yards ... Inactive for Games 1-11 and 13-16, as well as for the Wild Card playoff ... Played in all four preseason games, with three receptions for 39 yards, three rushes for 29 yards, four KORs (21.5 average) and five punt returns (11.8 average).

     College: Was a standout WR and special teams player for two years (2013-14) at West Virginia (played in 25 games with 18 starts) after playing 2011-12 at RB for Georgia Military College ... Led Big 12 in receiving TDs (11) as a senior and earned SI.com Honorable Mention All-American ... Despite playing only two seasons with the Mountaineers, finished tied for 13th on WVU’s career list in TD receptions (13) ... His 65 receptions as a senior ranks fifth on WVU single-season chart ... Ranked ninth nationally in 2014 in KOR average (28.6) ... Led Georgia Military College in rushing as sophomore with 541 yards on 52 carries (six TDs).

     Personal: Hometown is Greenville, Ga. ... Attended Greenville High School, where he earned all-state honorable mention as a quarterback ... Also starred on the school’s track team, winning 100-meter state championship with a time of 10.77 seconds ... Majored in multidisciplinary studies at West Virginia.

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  • Alford Is Getting Up To Speed

    Posted Jul 15, 2016

    Alford spent most of last season on the practice squad, seeing action in one game and making a 15-yard reception at Cleveland. During the Bengals’ OTAs and minicamp, he showed flashes of his big-play potential.

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