Versatile pro played his fifth season as a Bengals starter in ’16, but battled a shoulder injury through much of the campaign and missed the last two games ... Despite the injury, missed only 14 offensive snaps in his 14 games played ... Has made starts at OT in past line shuffles to adjust to injuries.
Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fourth round of 2011 NFL Draft (101st overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-29-11 ... Re-signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent on 3-11-15.
2016 general: Started at LG in Games 1-14 ... Inactive for Game 15, due to cumulative effects of shoulder injury first sustained in Game 4, Sept. 29 vs. Miami ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list prior to Game 16, due to the shoulder injury.
2016 game-by-game: Aided Andy Dalton passing totals of 366 yards on Sept. 11 at N.Y. Jets and on Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh ... Blocked for rushing attack that totaled 143 net yards on Sept. 25 vs. Denver ... Helped offense control possession for 38:02 on Sept. 29 vs. Miami ... On Oct. 23 vs. Cleveland, part of Bengals’ highest net offense (559) since 1990, with a 300-yard passer (Dalton, 308), a 100-yard receiver (A.J. Green, 169) and a 100-yard rusher (Jeremy Hill, 168) ... On Oct. 30 vs. Washington, helped offense generate 415 total net yards and a tied-for-franchise-record 35 first downs ... On Dec. 4 vs. Philadelphia, helped Dalton stay sack-free as offense generated 412 yards ... Helped pave way for 213 rushing yards on Dec. 11 at Cleveland.
Previous seasons: 2011—Rookie started Games 1-3 at RG in place of suspended Bobbie Williams ... In reserve role for Games 4 and 16 ... Inactive for the other 11 games and for Wild Card playoff ... In season opener Sept. 11 at Cleveland, aided Cedric Benson’s 121-yard rushing effort. 2012—Started at LG in all 16 games, and also started Wild Card playoff at Houston ... Helped HB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rank first in NFL in third-and-one rushing conversions (14) ... Helped Green-Ellis rush for at least 100 yards four times in five-game stretch (Games 10-12 and 14), with 168.2 team average in that span ... Supported season-best 221 rushing yards with 6.5 average Nov. 25 vs. Oakland. 2013—Started at LG in Games 1-12 ... Placed Dec. 3 on Reserve/Injured list, following knee injury suffered in Game 12, Dec. 1 at San Diego ... Contributed to Bengals ’13 NFL rankings of 10th in net offense and tied for sixth in scoring ... On Oct. 13 at Buffalo, contributed to season-high in total net yards (483), including season-high 165 rushing. 2014—Started at LG in Games 1-12 and 15-16, and in Wild Card playoff ... Started at ROT in Games 13-14, replacing injured Andre Smith ... Opened season as starting LG after quicker-than-expected recovery from December ’13 knee injury ... Was key in Bengals ranking third in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (23), third in least sack yardage allowed (130) and sixth in rushing yards (134.2 per game) ... Averted offensive turnovers with pair of fumble recoveries ... Part of protection that allowed no sacks in Games 1-3 for first time in franchise history ... Helped power the way for three one-yard TD runs in goal line situations on Oct. 26 vs. Baltimore, including game winning TD by Andy Dalton on fourth-and-one play late in the fourth quarter ... On Nov. 16 at New Orleans, supported Dalton passer rating of 143.9 (career-best to that point), and helped pave way for 186 rushing yards ... Also at at New Orleans, had a key block on 62-yard Jeremy Hill rush ... Started at ROT and played some LG on Dec. 14 at Cleveland, while helping power offense to 244 rushing yards, and recovered a Jeremy Hill fumble at Bengals 28 in fourth quarter. 2015—Started at LG in Games 1-16 and in Wild Card playoff ... On Oct. 4 vs. Kansas City, helped allow no sacks as Bengals posted first game in franchise history with more than 300 net passing yards (321) and four rushing TDs ... In 27-24 OT win Oct. 11 vs. Seattle, helped lead rally from 24-7 fourth-quarter deficit as Bengals became first team since Week 15 of 2010 to win after trailing by 17 or more in final period ... Supported season-high Andy Dalton passer rating (146.8) on Dec. 6 at Cleveland, with only one sack allowed ... On Dec. 20 at San Francisco, supported 115.6 passer rating for AJ McCarron in QB’s NFL starting debut ... Helped Bengals rush for 145 yards (5.4 per carry) in Jan. 3 win over Baltimore ... In Wild Card playoff on 1-9-16 vs. Pittsburgh, with the game still scoreless in second quarter, recovered an AJ McCarron fumble at Cincinnati 17.
College: Played four seasons (2007-10) at Georgia ... Capped career by earning 2010 first-team All-America honors from Pro Football Weekly ... Played every line position except center while seeing action in 51 games with 49 starts ... Departed with second-most starts for a non-kicker in school history, trailing only QB David Greene (52) ... Started 19 games at LOT, 19 at RG and 11 at ROT ... Voted to Georgia’s 2001-10 Team of the Decade ... In his first three seasons, Bulldogs posted three bowl wins (Sugar, Capital One and Independence, in that order).
Personal: Hometown is Alpharetta, Ga. ... Attended Chattahoochee (Ga.) High, earning Class 5A All-State honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior in 2006 ... Also started for prep basketball team ... Earned degree from Georgia in insurance risk management ... In high school, named school’s Academic Athlete of the Year in 2004 and ’05 ... Married (wife Kelly) ... Favorite hobby is golf.
The Cincinnati Bengals have had a successful run of NFL Drafts, selecting players and developing them into contributors on the roster. Bengals.com highlights the 2011 selection of OL Clint Boling (101st overall) in this edition of Drafted by Bengals.