Played in 50 of possible 51 games over his four seasons (2008-11) at Connecticut, with 32 starts ... Totaled 126 catches, 1699 receiving yards (13.5 average) and 13 receiving TDs ... Clocked at 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, and recorded a 43.5-inch vertical leap.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as a college free agent on 5-2-12.
COLLEGE: As senior, totaled 41 receptions and led team in both receiving yardage (604) and receiving TDs (five) ... Also had a rushing TD as senior ... As junior, was second on team in receptions (36) and receiving yards (452), and led team in TD receptions (four) ... Saw action as junior at kickoff returner, with eight returns for 169 yards (21.1) ... As sophomore, logged 22 receptions, and was second on team in both receiving yards (370) and receiving TDs (three) ... As freshman, led team in receptions (27) and receiving yardage (273), and tied for lead in TD receptions (one) ... Redshirted in 2007.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Burlington, N.J. ... Attended Burlington Township High School, where he was a two-time all-conference selection and earned second-team all-state honors as a senior ... Also a standout performer in track in high school ... At Connecticut, was member of two Big East track and field championship teams (2010 and ’11), and was part of champion 4x100 relay team ... Widely recognized at UConn as key team leader, as he helped hold squad together after his close friend and teammate Jasper Howard was murdered in October of 2009 ... Majored in economics ... First name is pronounced “KAH-sheef.”
The Cincinnati Bengals have had a successful run of NFL Drafts, selecting players and developing them into contributors on the roster. Bengals.com highlights the 2011 selection of OL Clint Boling (101st overall) in this edition of Drafted by Bengals.
The Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation hosted a Date Night event in downtown Cincinnati for parents with children in the hospital. Dalton said the event is important to his foundation so parents may "strengthen their marriage through a tough time."