Joined Bengals roster for Game 16 and Wild Card playoff, inactive for each contest ... Acquired on waivers from Chicago ... Played in 21 games for Bears over 2011-12, with 28 receptions for 283 yards and three TDs ... A Toledo native, he joined the Bears as a college free agent just before 2011 training camp.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Chicago as college free agent on 7-26-11 ... Acquired by Bengals on waivers from Chicago on 12-25-12.
2012 RECAP: Played in five games for Chicago (10 deactivations), with one catch for seven yards ... Inactive for Bengals on Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore, his first game since joining Cincinnati roster ... Inactive for Wild Card playoff 1-5-13 at Houston.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011—Played in every game as a Bears rookie, with 27 catches for 276 yards and three TDs ... Credited with one start, Sept. 25 vs. Green Bay ... Eight-yard TD catch in his second NFL game, Sept. 18 at New Orleans ... His five-for-27 receiving in start vs. Packers included four-yard TD pass from Jay Cutler for a 14-7 Bears lead in second quarter, but Green Bay came back to win ... Contributed to early onslaught in 39-10 rout of Minnesota on Oct. 16, with 13-yard TD catch in first quarter.
COLLEGE: Four-year letter winner (2007-10) at Ohio State, 49 games played and 28 starts ... Had 124 catches for 1879 yards and 19 TDs ... Ranked 10th all-time in OSU receiving yards ... Voted team captain and later team MVP as senior, when he had 55 catches for 948 yards and was first-team All-Big Ten, ranking second in conference with 11 TD catches ... Also had two rushing TDs.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Toledo, Ohio ... Attended Central Catholic High School, where he set records for receptions (151), receiving yards (2808) and all-purpose yards (4079) while twice earning City League player of the year ... First-team all-state as a junior and was also all-state in 400 meters ... Also played defensive back ... Last name is pronounced “SAHNZ-en-bock-er.”