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.
Mike Brown is the last guy to take himself seriously. He said so Tuesday, one of those rare days he talks to the media. But with Brown set to turn 81 next month in his franchise’s 49th season, it looks finally to be time to take him as seriously as any NFL owner should be taken.
Mike Brown hosted Tuesday's annual media luncheon that opens training camp and while he praised Vontaze Burfict and wondered about his three-game suspension, Marvin Lewis gave a ringing endorsement of new right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi. Meanwhile, Darrin Simmons is hosting a casting call at punt return.
Dan McSurley, whose 185-50 record as head football coach at Clinton-Massie High School includes two Ohio state championships, today is named as the 2015 season winner of the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award.
“They’re a model of how you should do it. That’s the best way to go,” says one long-time NFL personnel guru now working in the NFC of the Bengals’ homegrown approach that is put on display when training camp opens Friday.