Seventh-round draft pick lacks experience at T but is an athletic prospect ... Played just one season at T at Ohio State after spending his first three campaigns at tight end.
2013 HIGHLIGHTS: On practice squad for Games 1-7 … Missed first two preseason games with an injury but played in final two.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cincinnati in seventh round of 2013 NFL Draft (240th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-10-13 … Waived Aug. 31, and signed Sept. 1 to Bengals practice squad.
COACH MARVIN LEWIS SAYS: “Reid is a big, athletic player who made the transition from a couple positions offensively. He just kept growing, and he was impressive, strength-wise, with what he did at the combine. Just an impressive, young prospect who’s still on the come, and we really feel like he’s a great addition to the football team up front.”
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2009-12) at Ohio State ... Played in 51 games, with 21 starts — nine at TE and 12 at T ... Bulked up from 280 to 310 pounds between his junior and senior seasons, in order to make the switch to T ... Career receiving totals were 14-for-185, with one TD. 2012—In first and only season playing on the offensive line, aided blocking effort for offense that averaged 423 total yards per game, including 242 per game on the ground (10th in nation) ... All-Big Ten honorable mention, as Buckeyes finished the season undefeated. 2011—Played in all 13 games at TE, with three starts, seeing time mostly as a second TE in short yardage and goal-line situations ... Caught five passes for 64 yards. 2010—Played in all 13 games, with six starts, finishing nine-for-121 receiving, with one TD. 2009—Played in all 13 games, seeing time mostly on special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Grosse Pointe South High School (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.), where as a senior he earned all-state and Detroit Free Press “Dream Team” honors while also being named team MVP ... Also lettered in basketball and competed in track and field.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. ... Was a communications major at Ohio State ... Grandfather is legendary coach Joe Stalma, who won 288 high school basketball games at Rossford (Ohio) High School ... Enjoys hockey, and is a fan of Detroit Red Wings ... Last name is pronounced “FRAY-guhl.”
Cincinnati offensive line coach Paul Alexander compares fifth-round draft pick Tanner Hawkinson, a guard-center from Kansas, to former Bengals and Browns standout Eric Steinbach, a nine-year NFL player.