Boling was starter at LG for every game in 2012 ... Helped RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis lead NFL in third-and-one rushing conversions (14), with Green-Ellis failing to convert only once ... Part of run-blocking effort for Green-Ellis to gain at least 100 yards four times in five-game stretch (Games 10-12 and 14), with 168.2 team average in that span ... Took over No. 1 LG spot early in preseason opener when anticipated competition with veteran free agent Travelle Wharton was halted by season-ending Wharton knee injury ... Boling spent entire rookie 2011 season on 53-player roster, seeing significant action early in campaign as replacement for suspended starter Bobbie Williams.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cincinnati in fourth round of 2011 NFL Draft (101st overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-29-11.
2012 RECAP: Started at LG in all 16 games, one of 10 Bengals to start all 16, and also started Wild Card playoff at Houston ... Helped RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rank first in NFL in third-and-one rushing conversions, edging Houston’s Arian Foster by one (14-13), and Green-Ellis had only 15 attempts to Foster’s 19 ... On Sept. 10 at Baltimore, supported 4.6-yard rushing average (28-129) ... Supported blocking effort Sept. 23 at Washington that netted season highs in points (38) and net yards (478) ... Contributed to 382-yard output Sept. 30 at Jacksonville, with offense allowing no sacks ... Supported blocking effort Oct. 14 at Cleveland that paved way for 438 yards ... Helped offense allow no sacks Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants ... Supported 189 team rushing yards Nov. 18 at Kansas City ... Supported season-best 221 rushing yards with 6.5 average Nov. 25 vs. Oakland ... On Dec. 2 at San Diego, supported third straight 100-yard rushing game for Green-Ellis (25-118) and helped lead pass protection that allowed only one sack for zero yards ... Supported blocking effort Dec. 9 vs. Dallas that netted 146 team rushing yards ... In Thursday night win Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, aided rushing effort of 41-for-157 (3.8) and season-best 37:40 possession time, with Green-Ellis (106) becoming only second player in Bengals history to log four 100-yard rushing totals in span of five team games.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011—Played in all four preseason games, and started at RG in regular-season Games 1-3, in place of suspended Bobbie Williams ... In reserve role for Game 4, sharing time at RG with Mike McGlynn ... Inactive for Games 5-13, as Williams reclaimed RG spot ... Active-DNP in Games 14-15, and saw action on special teams in season finale Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore ... Active-DNP in Wild Card playoff at Houston ... In season-opener Sept. 11 at Cleveland, aided Cedric Benson’s 121-yard, one-TD rushing performance.
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 LT, 19 at RG and 11 at RT ... 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 ... Majored at Georgia in management information systems ... In high school, named school’s Academic Athlete of the Year in 2004 and ’05.