Originally a Bengals college free agent signee in 2009, Pressley has returned to Cincinnati after a stint with Tampa Bay ... Was in his second straight season in No. 1 FB role in 2012, but suffered season-ending knee injury in Game 14 at Philadelphia ... Scored first career TD—one-yard pass from Andy Dalton—on Sept. 30 at Jacksonville ... Helped RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis lead NFL in third-and-one rushing conversions (14 in 15 attempts) ... Part of run-blocking effort for Green-Ellis to gain at least 100 yards four times in a five-game stretch (Games 10-12 and 14), with 168.2 team average in that span.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 4-30-09 ... Waived 9-5-09, and signed 9-6-09 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed off practice squad to Tampa Bay roster on 10-28-09 ... Waived by Buccaneers on 10-23-10 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 11-10-10 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 12-10-10 ... Re-signed 3-12-12 with Bengals, one day before he would have become a restricted free agent.
2012 RECAP: Played Games 1-14 in No. 1 FB role, with seven starts (Games 2-4 and 7-8 and 13-14) ... Helped RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rank first in NFL in third-and-one rushing conversions, edging Houston’s Arian Foster by one (14-13), and Green-Ellis had only 15 attempts to Foster’s 19 ... On Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland, helped lead blocking effort for offensive output that netted 395 yards and 34 points ... Supported blocking effort Sept. 23 at Washington that netted season-highs in yards (478) yards and points (38) ... Caught one-yard TD pass, first score of his career, in second quarter Sept. 30 at Jacksonville, giving Bengals the lead for good at 10-7 ... Jacksonville score was his only offensive touch on the season ... Supported blocking effort Oct. 14 at Cleveland that paved way for 438 yards of total offense ... On Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants, helped offense allow no sacks for third game on the season ... Supported 189 team rushing yards Nov. 18 at Kansas City ... Supported season-best 221 team rushing yards, with 6.5 average, Nov. 25 vs. Oakland ... On Dec. 9 vs. Dallas, helped support blocking effort for team’s 146 net rushing yards ... Suffered knee injury Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, and was placed Dec. 15 on Reserve/Injured list.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2009—Played in all four Bengals preseason games, with one rush for six yards ... On Bengals practice squad for Games 1-7 ... Signed to Tampa Bay’s roster and played in seven games with three starts ... Made NFL debut in starting role for Bucs Nov. 22 vs. New Orleans.
2010 - Opened season on Tampa Bay roster and played in three games before being waived ... Signed prior to Game 9 to Bengals practice squad, and signed to Bengals roster prior to Game 13 ... Helped team allow zero sacks in final three games ... Aided 38:03 possession time and 188-yard rushing output Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland, both team season bests ... Had six-yard catch Jan. 2 at Baltimore.
2011 - Played in 15 games (1-13 and 15-16), and in Wild Card playoff ... Credited with 10 starts (Games 2-3, 5-10, 12 and 15) ... Inactive for Game 14, Dec. 18 at St. Louis due to knee injury ... Helped offense rank tied for fourth in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (25), and had three catches for 19 yards ... Helped team rush 32-for-171 (5.3 average) Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, including 104 yards for RB Cedric Benson ... On Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis, threw key block on Benson’s one-yard TD run and supported pass protection that held Colts for the first time in 2011 without a sack ... Preserved Cincinnati possession in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston, recovering an Andy Dalton fumble at Bengals 20 in first quarter.
COLLEGE: In Wisconsin program for five seasons (2004-08), including ’06 redshirt year when he was unable to play due to leg injury ... Aided individual RB seasons of well over 1000 yards in each of his three years of seeing significant playing time (2005 and ’07-08) ... Had 4.1-yard career rushing average (25-103), and his two career catches included a TD vs. Ohio State.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Woodbury, N.J. ... Attended Woodbury High School, where he was named South Jersey Back of the Year after rushing for 1630 yards and 22 TDs as a senior ... Also lettered in track and wrestling ... Was in National Honor Society in high school and went on to win Wisconsin’s Ivan B. Williamson Scholastic Award ... In 2008, named Academic All-Big Ten and won the conference’s sportsmanship award ... Spent three weeks in China in 2007 as part of an educational trip with Wisconsin School of Business.