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.
The Bengals open OTAs Tuesday and all eyes are on guys like new veterans Brandon LaFell and draft picks like Nick Vigil. Andy Dalton says it seems like LaFell has been around forever and Vontaze Burfict likes Vigil enough to give him a Pro Bowl nickname.
Bengals coaches, players, staff, alumni, and other celebrities participated in the Marvin Lewis Community Fund Golf Classic's Celebrity Shootout closest to the pin contest. This year's winner was former WR Isaac Curtis. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the MLCF and helps provide college scholarships to deserving youth in the community. This year eight $20,000 scholarships were awarded to students in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Former WR Isaac Curtis speaks to Bengals.com after winning the Celebrity Shootout Closest to the Pin contest at the 2016 Marvin Lewis Community Fund Golf Classic. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the MLCF and helps provide college scholarships to deserving youth in the community. This year eight $20,000 scholarships were awarded to students in the Greater Cincinnati area.