Sixth-round draft choice from 2009 was significant contributor in each of first three seasons, but ’12 campaign was derailed by injuries ... Saw regular action in ’11 as No. 2 RB ... Has displayed big-play ability as both a rusher and a kickoff returner ... As rookie, had 100-yard rushing game and a KOR for key TD.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cincinnati in sixth round of 2009 NFL Draft (209th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-20-09 ... Re-signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent on 4-13-13.
2012 HIGHLIGHTS: Did not play in preseason or in Games 1-2, due to hand injury suffered in Aug. 2 practice ... Made season debut Sept. 23 at Washington (three carries for minus-five yards), but suffered ankle injury ... Inactive Sept. 30 at Jacksonville ... Returned Oct. 7 vs. Miami, rushing five-for-40 with a 29-yard gain, but suffered knee injury (ACL tear) ... Placed Oct. 8 on Reserve/Injured list.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2009 - Second on team with 321 rushing yards ... His 96-yard KO return was only TD by either team in 18-12 win Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh that gave Bengals command of AFC North race ... Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Pittsburgh game, with five KORs for 41.2-yard average ... Filled in for injured Cedric Benson Nov. 22 at Oakland and had 119 rushing yards, including 61-yard gain ... His 31.5-yard season KOR average bested 29.1 mark of NFL leader Clifton Smith of Tampa Bay, but Scott fell four short of 20 returns needed to qualify for league rankings ... In 1-9-10 Wild Card vs. N.Y. Jets, had 56-yard KOR to Jets 36 on game’s opening play.
2010 - Played in every game and ranked second on team in rushing (61-299), and his 4.9-yard rushing average led team (minimum 10 carries) ... In win Sept. 19 vs. Baltimore, his 60-yard kickoff return in fourth quarter set up FG that erased 10-9 Ravens lead ... Scored first career rushing TD Dec. 26 vs. San Diego.
2011 - Played in all 16 games plus Wild Card playoff ... Totaled 112 rushes for career-best 380 yards (3.4) and three TDs, plus 13 catches for 38 yards ... Started Oct. 30 at Seattle for suspended Cedric Benson and gained 76 yards on career-high 22 carries ... His two-yard TD in fourth quarter Oct. 9 at Jacksonville put Bengals ahead to stay at 23-20 ... Gained all of team’s 12 yards on short third-quarter TD drive Dec. 18 at St. Louis, capped by one-yard run that gave Bengals lead to stay at 13-6 ... Had 25-yard TD run 1-1-12 vs. Baltimore ... Rushed six-for-11 and caught three-for-29 in 1-7-12 Wild Card playoff at Houston.
COLLEGE: In two college seasons (2007-08) at Abilene (Texas) Christian, Scott rushed for 4321 yards (2165 in 2007, and 2156 in ’08) and scored a mind-boggling 73 TDs — 63 rushing and 10 receiving ... Averaged 8.6 yards per rush as junior and 8.1 as senior ... Season-low rushing game in 2008 was 116 yards and had three games over 250 ... Began college career at Central Arkansas in ’04 and played at Blinn Junior College in ’06.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Vernon, Texas ... As a junior at Vernon High School in 2001, rushed for 2424 yards and 19 TDs in 13 games, earning Class 3A all-state honors ... Graduated from Wichita Falls (Texas) High School in 2003.
Bengals running back Bernard Scott, five and a half months out of surgery for a torn ACL, is confident he'll be back in time to fight for snaps in the backfield with BenJarvus Green-Ellis.