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.
One of the big topics for the Bengals heading into Sunday’s game against the Seahawks at sold-out Paul Brown Stadium (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19) is defending Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham. Graham, making the move from the Saints during fee agency back in March, is struggling to find his niche.
Bengals Hall-of-Famer Anthony Munoz hosts his annual youth leadership seminar Friday at Cincinnati’s Xavier University with the theme “Trending Now” delivered by a collection of speakers ranging from Cincinnati TV anchors Mike Dardis and Brad Johansen to University of Cincinnati president Sanata Ono.
With Week 5 upon us the fantasy owners not only must deal with injuries and depth chart moves, but now we are in full swing with the bye weeks as well. The only real “good” news about this week is there are only a few fantasy players on a bye (Adrian Peterson, Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Chris Ivory, and perhaps Greg Olsen) that you will need fill-ins for.