Played in 52 games over four seasons at Hawaii (2008-11) with 37 starts, and recorded 95 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, 11.5 tackles-for-loss and two forced fumbles.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Washington as a college free agent on 5-3-12 ... Waived by Redskins on 5-7-12 ... Acquired by Cincinnati on waivers from Washington on 5-8-12.
COLLEGE: Started all 13 games as a senior and was named second-team All-WAC, totaling 38 tackles, including four for-loss, with three sacks and one forced fumble ... Started all 14 games as a junior for 10-4 Hawaii squad and recorded 32 tackles, including 2.5 for-loss, with one sack and one forced fumble ... As a sophomore, played in 11 games, with eight starts, and logged 15 tackles, including 2.5 for-loss, with one sack ... Played in 14 games as a freshman, with two starts, and tallied 10 tackles, including 2.5 for-loss, and one sack ... Redshirted in 2007.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Kalaheo, on the island of Kauai in Hawaii ... Attended Kamehameha High School, where he earned second-team all-state honors as a senior and helped lead his team to 2005 state championship ... Named academic All-WAC all four years at Hawaii ... Majored in business at Hawaii ... Last name is pronounced “MEE-uh-TOHNG-guh.”
Now that Vontaze Burfict has done it two years in a row you may have to start calling him one of those legendary Bengals in the cult figure realm. Burfict ended his three-game suspension in typical fashion Thursday night with a rambunctious, active night where he played all but 11 snaps in the 22-7 win over the Dolphins at Paul Brown Stadium.
A.J. Green gave his newborn son the shirt off his back Thursday night. But not before he undressed the Miami secondary on 10 catches for 173 yards and the Bengals’ lone touchdown to take the momentary lead in the NFL receiving yardage race heading into a weekend he’ll be getting to know Easton Ace Green while the others are trying catch his 468 yards.
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.