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Boling been a mainstay of Bengals’ offensive line, holding the No. 1 LG position since the 2012 season ... After a shoulder injury limited and ultimately cut short his 2016 campaign, he was one of only two Bengals in ’17 to play all 962 offensive snaps (the other was C Russell Bodine) ... Has started four career games at LOT due to injuries along the line ... Started final two games of 2017 at LOT, in place of injured starter Cedric Ogbuehi, and helped Bengals to two wins.
Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fourth round of 2011 NFL Draft (101st overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-29-11 ... Re-signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent on 3-11-15.
2017 highlights: Started all 16 games, with 14 starts at LG and two starts at LOT ... Moved from LG to LOT for Games 15-16 due to injuries ... One of two Bengals to play all 962 offensive snaps ... Assisted offense in controlling season-high time of possession (35:02) Oct. 1 at Cleveland ... On Oct. 8 vs. Buffalo, aided offense’s season-high 388 net yards and QB Andy Dalton’s season-high 328 yards passing ... On Nov. 26 vs. Cleveland, supported first career 100-yard rushing game for HB Joe Mixon (23-114) and team’s highest net rushing total of season (152 yards) ... On Dec. 24 vs. Detroit, started at LOT as an injury replacement, and blocked for HB Giovani Bernard’s season-high 116 yards rushing and team’s season-high 28 first downs.
Previous seasons: 2011—Rookie started Games 1-3 at RG in place of suspended Bobbie Williams ... In reserve role for Games 4 and 16 ... Inactive for the other 11 games and for Wild Card playoff ... In season opener Sept. 11 at Cleveland, aided Cedric Benson’s 121-yard rushing effort.
2012—Started at LG in all 16 games, and also started Wild Card playoff at Houston ... Helped HB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rank first in NFL in third-and-one rushing conversions (14) ... Helped Green-Ellis rush for at least 100 yards four times in five-game stretch (Games 10-12 and 14), with 168.2 team average in that span ... Supported season-best 221 rushing yards with 6.5 average Nov. 25 vs. Oakland.
2013—Started at LG in Games 1-12 ... Placed Dec. 3 on Reserve/Injured list, following knee injury suffered in Game 12, Dec. 1 at San Diego ... Contributed to Bengals ’13 NFL rankings of 10th in net offense and tied for sixth in scoring ... On Oct. 13 at Buffalo, contributed to season-high in total net yards (483), including season-high 165 rushing.
2014—Started at LG in Games 1-12 and 15-16, and in Wild Card playoff ... Started at ROT in Games 13-14, replacing injured Andre Smith ... Opened season as starting LG after quicker-than-expected recovery from December ’13 knee injury ... Was key in Bengals ranking third in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (23), third in least sack yardage allowed (130) and sixth in rushing yards (134.2 per game) ... Part of protection that allowed no sacks in Games 1-3 for first time in franchise history ... On Nov. 16 at New Orleans, supported Dalton passer rating of 143.9 (career-best to that point), and helped pave way for 186 rushing yards ... Started at ROT and played some LG on Dec. 14 at Cleveland, while helping power offense to 244 rushing yards.
2015—Started at LG in Games 1-16, and in Wild Card playoff ... On Oct. 4 vs. Kansas City, helped allow no sacks as Bengals posted first game in franchise history with more than 300 net passing yards (321) and four rushing TDs ... Supported season-high Andy Dalton passer rating (146.8) on Dec. 6 at Cleveland, with only one sack allowed ... On Dec. 20 at San Francisco, supported 115.6 passer rating for AJ McCarron in QB’s NFL starting debut ... In Wild Card playoff on 1-9-16 vs. Pittsburgh, with the game still scoreless in second quarter, recovered an AJ McCarron fumble at Cincinnati 17.
2016—Started at LG in Games 1-14 ... Inactive for Game 15, due to cumulative effects of shoulder injury first sustained in Game 4, Sept. 29 vs. Miami ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list prior to Game 16, due to the shoulder injury ... Helped offense control possession for 38:02 on Sept. 29 vs. Miami ... On Oct. 23 vs. Cleveland, part of Bengals’ highest net offense (559) since 1990, with a 300-yard passer (Dalton, 308), a 100-yard receiver (A.J. Green, 169) and a 100-yard rusher (Jeremy Hill, 168) ... On Oct. 30 vs. Washington, helped offense generate 415 total net yards and a tied-for-franchise-record 35 first downs ... On Dec. 4 vs. Philadelphia, helped Dalton stay sack-free as offense generated 412 yards ... Helped pave way for 213 rushing yards on Dec. 11 at Cleveland.
College: Played four seasons (2007-10) at Georgia ... Capped career by earning 2010 first-team All-America honors from Pro Football Weekly ... Played every line position except center while seeing action in 51 games with 49 starts ... Departed with second-most starts for a non-kicker in school history, trailing only QB David Greene (52) ... Started 19 games at LOT, 19 at RG and 11 at ROT ... Voted to Georgia’s 2001-10 Team of the Decade ... In his first three seasons, Bulldogs posted three bowl wins (Sugar, Capital One and Independence, in that order).
Personal: Hometown is Alpharetta, Ga. ... Attended Chattahoochee (Ga.) High, earning Class 5A All-State honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior in 2006 ... Also started for prep basketball team ... Earned degree from Georgia in insurance risk management ... In high school, named school’s Academic Athlete of the Year in 2004 and ’05 ... Married (wife Kelly) ... Favorite hobby is golf.