College free agent earned Bengals contract after impressing as a tryout player in rookie minicamp ... Played in 42 games (20 starts) in four seasons at Stanford (2009-12) ... Earned All-Pac 12 honorable mention honors as senior.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-13-13.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2012—Played in 11 games with seven starts ... Tied up blockers in middle of defense that led nation in sacks (56) and tackles-for-loss (120) ... In regular-season home finale vs. Oregon State, his five tackles included two for-loss and an eight-yard sack that forced a fumble in comeback win. 2011—Started all 13 games at nose tackle ... Forced a fumble at goal line to preserve Stanford’s triple overtime victory at USC. 2010—Saw reserve duty in 12 of 13 games as a sophomore. 2009—Played in six games as a freshman, logging four tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Md., where he was a consensus All-State selection as junior and senior ... Also an outstanding high school wrestler, going 29-1 as a junior, when he was runner-up at state championship.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Gaithersburg, Md. ... In high school, was member of National Honor Society and a four-year member of NAACP Leadership Council ... Young African-American Men Coalition Award winner ... African-American Festival for Academic Excellence Award recipient ... Graduated from Stanford with a degree in psychology.
Perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green, still fuming over his dropped third down pass on Sunday in the fourth quarter against Denver, took over the Thursday night showcase at Paul Brown Stadium before 60,843 with 10 catches for 173 yards and led the Bengals to an ugly but utterly necessary 22-7 victory.
OT, Andrew Whitworth, talks to the media in the locker room about how the team can improve after their Thursday night win over the Miami Dolphins.
DE Carlos Dunlap was singing the praises of his teammates after Thursday Night's win over the Miami Dolphins. Dunlap notes the contributions of DT Geno Atkins and LB Vontaze Burfict.