College free agent signee played in 50 games at Auburn, groomed as a reserve his first two seasons and moving into starting role as a junior and senior ... Played primarily left guard as a senior and right guard as a junior.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 4-30-13.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2012—As a senior, started all 12 games (11 at LG and one at RG) ... Played in the Raycom College All-Star game after the season. 2011—As a junior, played in all 13 games, with 11 starts at RG. 2010—Played in every game as a sophomore for an Auburn team that claimed the BCS national championship with a title game victory over Oregon. 2009—Appeared in all 13 of Auburn’s games as a freshman, and made one start Sept. 26 vs. Ball State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Auburn (Ala.) High School, where he was named to Class 6A All-State team by Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior ... Earned ASWA Honorable Mention All-State honors as a junior ... Named to PrepStar’s All-Southeast Region team.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Auburn, Ala. ... Majored in history at Auburn ... Named to 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
You know that saying, “You can never have enough corners?” The Bengals may go down as the architect of that age-old bromide after they took a cornerback in the first round Thursday night for the third time in the last five years. And the selection of Houston’s William Jackson III with the 24th pick makes it five corners in the last 11 drafts dating back to South Carolina’s Johnathan Joseph with that 24th pick in 2006.