Played four seasons (2008-11) at Colorado, logging 6183 yards total offense (fourth-most in school history) ... Played in 33 games with 21 starts.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as college free agent on 5-2-12.
COLLEGE: Career passing totals of 505-for-872 (57.9 percent) for 5705 yards, 35 TDs and 28 INTs ... Also had eight career rushing TDs ... Had a 5.59-yard average per true carry (not including sacks), which ranked third-best in school history for a QB ... Earned No. 1 QB spot midway through sophomore season ... As a senior, passed for 2883 yards (second-most in school history) on 231-of-412 passing (56.0 percent), with 20 TDs and 11 INTs, and rushed for three TDs ... Had at least one TD pass in all 12 games as a senior ... Set or tied 11 school records (game or season) as a senior ... Named by Colorado’s coaching staff as the co-recipient of the John Mack Award as 2011 team’s most outstanding offensive player ... Caught a 14-yard TD from RB Rodney Stewart in 2011 win over Arizona ... Started first seven games as a junior, before season was ended by a ruptured spleen suffered against Texas Tech.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Murrieta, Calif. ... Attended Chaparral High School, where as a senior, he was Southwestern League Player of the Year and school’s Athlete of the Year ... Also lettered twice in prep baseball and once in prep track ... Communications major at Colorado.
The Bengals should take the game tape from Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Falcons and sell it as a “How to Tackle” instructional video.
Expect the Bengals to make some roster moves at some point with cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris slated to return off NFL suspension this week.
It doesn’t take a withered sage to figure out the Bengals have their most dynamic pair of running backs since, dare we breathe it, James Brooks and Elbert Woods before these kids were born.
The Ben-Gals will be wearing new uniforms for the 2014 season! Designed by a former Ben-Gal, the new look has a distinct look from both the front and the back. Look for them at the next home game!
Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka prevents Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones from catching a touchdown by striping the ball.