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.
A few takes after Peyton Manning Marshal Dillon-ed the Panthers in Sunday night’s Super Bowl and rode off into a Carolina sunset. For one, how good are the Bengals tackles like Pro Bowler Andrew Whitworth?
SAN FRANCISCO - Super Bowl 50. But isn’t it like the 49 before and always about the quarterbacks Sunday (6:30 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) when Denver’s Peyton Manning tries to stave off the future fittingly worn by Carolina’s No. 1 named Cam Newton? Boomer Esiason paved the way for Manning in Cincinnati.
SAN FRANCISCO - It is Super Bowl 50 and that means Boomer Esiason has been involved in more than a third of them.
Forget the downtown hotel bars or the Super Bowl Media Center work room or the teams’ headquarters. In the Communications Age when everyone is their own media entity, the center of it all is where all the microphones are and where people simply have to move from table to table to hit someone’s favorite sports talk show from Boston to Dubuque. You never know who'll see you on radio row.
SAN FRANCISCO - One Hall-of-Fame evaluator said Thursday the NFL’s best team isn’t here at this Super Bowl.