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.
From virtually the minute last season ended Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has been urging quarterback Andy Dalton to expand his role and on Tuesday as he watched Dalton prepare for the first voluntary practice of the spring he didn’t have to say a word. Literally.
This is why the Bengals signed veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk in free agency and why they drafted Texas Christian linebacker P.J. Dawson in the third round. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther wants to be deep in practice as well as games.