Future appears unlimited for Cincinnati’s top 2011 draft choice ... Selected to Pro Bowl in initial voting in both 2011 and ’12, and in ’12 he got his first nod as a starter in the game ... Was top AFC vote-getter at WR in ’12 on prestigious Associated Press All-Pro team, earning second-team berth as his vote total trailed only Detroit’s Calvin Johnson and Chicago’s Brandon Marshall ... Tied for second in AFC in TD receptions (11), and ranked fourth in conference in catches (97) and fifth in receiving yards (1350) ... Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September ... Continues to excel beyond his numbers, showing exceptional ability to make the tough catch ... In 2011, he was first rookie WR voted to Pro Bowl since 2003 season (Arizona’s Anquan Boldin) ... Was first Bengals rookie at any position voted to Pro Bowl in more than 30 years (WR Cris Collinsworth, 1981).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cincinnati in first round of 2011 NFL Draft (fourth overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-28-11.
PRO BOWL PARTICIPATION: Selected to and played in two games ... Voted as a starter for 2012 season game and scored three TDs (one from Peyton Manning and two from Andrew Luck), becoming the seventh player in game history with three or more scores ... Led all receivers in ’12 game in yards (119) and led AFC in catches (seven) ... In 2011 season (game at Honolulu), had two catches for 42 yards, including 34-yard TD from Ben Roethlisberger.
2012 GENERAL: Started all 16 games and led team in receptions (97), receiving yards (1350) and TDs (11) ... Also had four rushes for 38 yards ... Tied for fourth in NFL in receiving TDs (11), ranking behind Green Bay’s James Jones (14), Denver’s Eric Decker (13) and Dallas’s Dez Bryant (12).
ONLY A.J.: With 101 receptions, 1550 receiving yards and 11 TDs in his first 20 NFL games, Green became first player in NFL history to hit the benchmark trifecta of 100 receptions, 1500 receiving yards and 10 TDs in that span. His 20th game was Oct. 7 vs. Miami.
THE STREAK: Green’s nine-game streak in 2012 with at least one TD (Games 2-10) set a Bengals record for longest streak in a single season, bettering eight by T.J. Houshmandzadeh in 2007 ... Fell one short of team record for overall consecutive games with a score, set at 10 by Carl Pickens over last five games of 1994 and first five of ’95 ... Upon hitting nine, streak was the longest active in NFL ... In the receiving-TDs category, Green became only the second player in 48 years to record a single-season streak of nine games. The only other instance since 1984 was an NFL-record 12-gamer by Jerry Rice in 1987. Green’s streak of nine is tied for third-longest (single season) in NFL history, equaling a run by Lance Alworth in 1963. The second-longest streak has been 10 games by Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch in 1951.
TWO-SEASON TERROR: Green’s 162 career receptions are second-most in NFL history for a player in his first two seasons. The only receiver ahead of him has been Marques Colston of New Orleans (168).AFC'S BEST:Green was named by NFL as AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September ... In four September games, he led the conference in receptions (27), was second in receiving yards (428) and was tied for most receiving TDs (three).
2012 GAME-BY-GAME: Gained 58 yards on a team-leading seven catches Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland, and scored on a 10-yard reception in second quarter ... Caught nine for career-high 183 yards Sept. 23 at Washington, including career-long 73-yarder for TD on game’s first scrimmage play, pass thrown out of Wildcat formation by WR Mohamed Sanu ... Caught six-for-117 Sept. 30 at Jacksonville, getting back-to-back 100-yard games for first time in his career, and his 18-yard TD in the fourth quarter gave Bengals a 24-10 lead ... Nine-for-65 receiving Oct. 7 vs. Miami, including a two-yard TD ... Caught seven-for-135 and two TDs (four and 57 yards) Oct. 14 at Cleveland — his first career multiple-TD game ... Only reception Oct. 21 vs. Pittsburgh was eight-yard TD ... Seven-for-99 receiving Nov. 4 vs. Denver, including a 10-yard TD in third quarter ... Seven-for-85 receiving Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants, including 56-yard TD on game’s opening possession ... Six receptions for 91 yards Nov. 18 at Kansas City, with one TD — a four-yarder against double coverage that he snagged with one hand in the end zone ... Totaled 111 yards on only three catches Nov. 25 vs. Oakland, and also had two rushes for 21 yards ... Nine receptions for 85 yards Dec. 2 at San Diego ... Three receptions for 44 yards Dec. 9 vs. Dallas ... Six receptions for 57 yards Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, including a leaping 11-yard grab on third-and-nine in the third quarter to keep alive a Bengals TD drive, and a five-yard TD in the fourth quarter ... Had season-high 10 receptions (also tied career high) for 116 yards Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh, including 21-yarder to the Steelers 25-yard line with :08 remaining, setting up game-winning FG ... Two-for-26 receiving Dec. 30 at Baltimore, as starters were largely rested for playoffs ... Led team in receptions (five) and receiving yards (80) in Wild Card playoff 1-5-13 at Houston.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011—Led Bengals, and all NFL rookies, in receptions (65) and receiving yards (1057) ... Led Bengals in TDs (seven), and second among rookies in receiving TDs ... Set Bengals rookie record for most receiving yards, passing Cris Collinsworth’s record of 1009, and fell two short of Collinsworth’s rookie receptions record of 67 ... Had 11 receptions of 35 or more yards, tied with Calvin Johnson of Detroit and Victor Cruz of the N.Y. Giants for most in the NFL, and his total was the most by an NFL rookie since 1998, when Minnesota’s Randy Moss had 14 ... His four 100-yard receiving games set Bengals rookie season record ... In his pro debut Sept. 11 at Cleveland, Green put Bengals ahead to stay in fourth quarter with 41-yard TD catch from Bruce Gradkowski, a play certified as longest game-winning TD catch in NFL history by a rookie playing in his team’s season opener ... On Sept. 18 at Denver, hooked up with rookie QB Andy Dalton for 10 receptions, the only time in league annals a rookie passing duo has hit double figures in completions ... Had one reception Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh — a leaping 36-yard TD over two defenders in second quarter, but suffered knee strain upon landing and missed the next game ... Three-for-110 receiving Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland, including a 51-yarder to the Cleveland two on a third-and-eight late in the fourth quarter, setting up Mike Nugent’s game-winning FG ... Had game highs in receptions (six) and receiving yards (87) Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, along with one TD — an 11-yarder in the second quarter ... Six receptions for 115 yards Dec. 18 at St. Louis, including a 55-yarder to Rams two in first quarter ... Caught five-for-47 in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston.
COLLEGE: Played three seasons (2008-10) at Georgia, and was a consensus choice after his junior season as nation’s top WR prospect ... In just 32 career games, he posted the third-most receptions (166) and third-most receiving yards (2619) in Bulldogs history ... His 23 TD catches ranked second in program annals ... Named to Georgia’s Team of the Decade ... Playing in only nine games as a junior, he led team with 57 catches, 848 receiving yards and career-best nine TDs ... Played 10 games a sophomore and led team in catches (53), receiving yards (808) and receiving TDs (six) ... In 2008, his career-best 963 receiving yards helped earn him SEC Freshman of the Year honors, and on special teams, he blocked a FG attempt vs. Arizona State.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Summerville, S.C. ... Attended Summerville High School, where he was a four-time all-state selection by Associated Press ... Was the only prep junior named to USA Today’s 2006 All-USA team ... Also lettered in baseball and track ... Housing major at Georgia, and earned spot on Athletic Director’s academic honor roll ... His initials stand for “Adriel Jeremiah.”
As A.J. Green checked in Monday with the rest of the Bengals for the start of offseason workouts at Paul Brown Stadium, he uttered the words that head coach Marvin Lewis just put on the first edition 2013 workout shirts: "Get Better Together."
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Wide receiver A.J. Green added another chapter to his growing legend Sunday night when he became the first Bengal to score three touchdowns in a Pro Bowl during a scintillating 119-yard performance.
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Relive Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green's stunning 2013 Pro Bowl performance with 119 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday.