College free agent signee enjoyed one of the best specialist careers in Oklahoma State football history ... Is first three-time All-American at any position in history of program ... Was named a first-team All-American kicker and/or punter in each of his last three seasons ... In 2011, became first person in history of Big 12 to be named all-conference as punter and kicker ... His punting averages over last three seasons are top three in OSU history ... Ended career with 301 points to rank fourth all-time at OSU.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-1-13.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Played four seasons (2009-12) at Oklahoma State, with a redshirt year in 2008 ... His career punting average of 45.9 yards led all active NCAA players through 2012 and set OSU record ... His career FG percentage of 84.7 was second among all active NCAA players ... Led nation in touchbacks on kickoffs in all four of his seasons. 2012—For second straight season, set an OSU record for punting average with same number as junior season (46.3 yards) ... Had 19 punts in excess of 50 yards with just two touchbacks ... Hit all 19 FG attempts inside 40 yards ... Led nation with 2.15 FGs per game and was nation’s second-leading scorer with 156 points ... Led nation in touchbacks on kickoffs (75). 2011—Led nation with 61 touchbacks on kickoffs ... Hit 88 percent of his FGs to rank seventh nationally (22-of-25) ... Finished season fifth in NCAA scoring with 11.5 points per game, leading all kickers in category ... His average of 46.3 yards per punt was third in NCAA and led Big 12. 2010—Helped OSU finish third nationally in net punting (41.0 yards per punt) ... Had a punt of at least 50 yards in nine of 11 games which he appeared. 2009—Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 ... Ended season with an average of 45.1 yards per punt, ranking fifth in NCAA ... Had 27 punts in excess of 50 yards, including four over 60 yards ... Led nation with 35 touchbacks on kickoffs. 2008—Redshirted as true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Summit High School in Mansfield, Texas, where he was ranked as the nation’s top kicker by Rivals.com ... Was a Class 5A all-state selection ... Was rated by Texas Football Magazine as the best kicker in Texas.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Mansfield, Texas ... Majored in Education at Oklahoma State ... Hobbies include golf and cars.
The Bengals play two of the last three AFC champions in prime time and open with the other one on the road in the 2014 NFL schedule released Wednesday night.