Moch looks for a full Bengals season in 2013 to develop his considerable playmaking potential ... Worked at LB in his first two Bengals seasons, but has been moved by coaches to DE for ’13 ... Had a strong ’12 preseason, leading team in sacks (3.5), but was limited to one game in regular season ... Out for Games 1-4 on NFL suspension (performance-enhancing substances policy), and soon after his return he was forced to sidelines by chronic migraines ... Spent full ’11 season and postseason on Bengals roster as a rookie, but did not play, due to foot injury suffered in preseason opener, along with migraines that limited his availability later in the year ... Fastest LB selected in ’11 draft ... Credited with 30 sacks and 63 tackles-for-loss in Nevada career, and also forced nine fumbles.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cincinnati in third round of 2011 NFL Draft (66th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-30-11 ... Placed on NFL suspension for Games 1-4 on 8-31-12, due to violation of policy on performance-enhancing substances ... Granted one-week roster exemption on 10-1-12 ... Rejoined Bengals roster on 10-8-12 ... Placed 11-2-12 on Reserve/Non-Football Illness list.
2012 HIGHLIGHTS: Placed Aug. 31 on NFL suspension for Games 1-4 of regular season (performance enhancing substances) ... Returned to team activities Oct. 1 on one-week roster exemption ... Signed to active roster Oct. 8 ... Made NFL debut in Game 6, Oct. 14 at Cleveland (no statistics) ... Inactive for Game 7, and placed Nov. 2 on Reserve/Non-Football Illness list, ending his season ... Played in all four preseason games and led team in sacks (3.5) as well as recording seven tackles, a pass defensed and a forced fumble.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Rookie was game-day inactive for all 16 games and for Wild Card playoff ... Did not practice in Weeks 1-4, due to rehab from foot injury suffered in preseason opener ... Returned to practice on Oct. 5, but was slowed during remainder of season by illness.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2007-10) at Nevada after redshirt year in ’06 ... Played 53 games with 39 starts, starting 39 of 40 over final three seasons ... His 63 tackles-for-loss shattered former Western Athletic Conference record of 50.5, and his 30 sacks ranked second in WAC annals, just one short of record ... School-record nine career FFs ranked third in WAC history ... As senior in ’10, helped lead Wolf Pack to No. 11 AP final ranking and 13-1 record, including win over then-No. 3 Boise State ... Credited with 8.5 sacks in ’10, and broke own school record with 22 tackles-for-loss, tied for most in WAC history ... As junior in ’09, became first Nevada player to win WAC Defensive Player of the Year.PERSONAL: Hometown is Phoenix, Ariz. ... Attended Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz., helping lead football team to state titles in both junior and senior seasons ... Also a sprinter on prep track team; won 200-meter dash at 5A state meet with time of 21.84 ... Posted best time of 10.94 for 100 meters ... Academically, earned Nevada Student Athlete of the Week in 2010 ... Has a daughter, Jaylynn ... First name is pronounced “DAHN-tay” and last name is pronounced “MOKE.”
NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Moch did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2012 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games that year.