A Cincinnati native, Noel signed with the Bengals in May as a college free agent ... Attended Colerain High School in Cincinnati, about 12 miles north of Paul Brown Stadium ... Spent the final three seasons of his college career (2019-21) at Florida Atlantic University ... Originally enrolled at Ohio University, before playing two seasons at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College and then transferring to FAU ... Played in 32 career games at FAU, establishing himself as a mainstay on the offensive line ... Lined up primarily at LG. ... One of three Cincinnati natives on the Bengals' roster, along with DE Sam Hubbard and P Kevin Huber.