Cincinnati native has played in every Bengals game since his selection in 2009 draft, and his career average of 44.0 yards per punt ranks first in club history, ahead of Dave Lewis at 43.7 (from 1970-73) ... Also ranks first in Bengals history in career net average at 38.9, leading Lewis’s 38.4 ... His 2012 gross (46.6) and net (42.0) averages are both club season records ... Led NFL in ’12 in punts downed inside five-yard line (11) ... Also has been the holder for placekicks for his full career ... Was first kicking specialist taken in 2009 draft, after University of Cincinnati career in which he won one national punting title and twice led nation in net punting.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cincinnati in fifth round of 2009 NFL Draft (142nd overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-16-09.
2012 GENERAL: Played in all 16 games and in Wild Card playoff ... Averaged Bengals record 46.6 yards on 76 punts (record 42.0 net) ... Gross and net punting averages topped previous club records 46.2 gross set by Dave Lewis in 1970 and 39.3 net by Dale Livingston in 1968 ... Had 33 inside-20 kicks and just seven touchbacks, and his plus-26 differential ranked tied for sixth in NFL ... Ended season tied with Kyle Larson for Cincinnati's best career ratio of inside-20s to touchbacks (3.41-1).
2012 GAME-BY-GAME: Averaged 42.0 yards on three punts (39.0 net) Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland, with all three inside-20 ... Averaged 41.3 on four punts Sept. 23 vs. Washington, and his three inside-20s (no touchbacks) included one downed at Redskins two in fourth quarter ... Averaged 47.7 yards on three punts (47.7 net) Sept. 30 at Jacksonville, with two inside-20 kicks, including one downed at the four ... Averaged 48.3 yards on four punts Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants, including two inside-20s ... On Nov. 18 at Kansas City, a season-long punt of 69 yards fueled season bests in gross punt yards (53.7) and net punt yards (48.7), and he had three inside-20s ... Averaged just 38.0 yards on three punts (38.0 net) Dec. 2 at San Diego, but all three kicks were inside-20s, including one downed at the four ... In playoff-clinching win Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh, averaged 52.7 yards on six punts (48.3 net), and his four inside-20s included one out of bounds at Steelers two ... Averaged 47.1 yards (43.4 net) on seven punts Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore with one touchback and four inside-20s, including punts downed at the five and the three ... In Wild Card playoff 1-5-13 at Houston, averaged 46.6 yards on five kicks (43.8 net), with three inside-20s and no touchbacks.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2009—His 43.2-yard gross average tied Bengals second-best since 1999 ... Had a 36.3 net average, and in the 10 previous seasons, only once did a Bengals punter better that mark ... Had 24 inside-20 kicks and only 10 touchbacks ... Made regular-season debut Sept. 13 vs. Denver, averaging 39.7 yards on seven punts, with season-best five pinned inside-20 ... Had two key punts in second half in win Sept. 20 at Green Bay, a 48-yarder that went out of bounds at Green Bay four and a 56-yarder to Packers 26 ... On Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland, successfully kicked away from AFC punt return leader Joshua Cribbs, denying him a return, while averaging 42.0 yards on six punts with four inside-20s (one touchback) ... Averaged 48.0 yards on four punts in Wild Card playoff 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets, with a 36.5 net average.
2010—Averaged 42.1 yards per punt (38.2 net), with 28 inside-20s and six touchbacks ... Had only one touchback in the last 11 games ... Helped Bengals control field position all day in win Sept. 26 at Carolina, as five of his six punts were downed inside-20 (tied career high), including three inside the five ... All three punts Oct. 3 at Cleveland were downed inside the Browns 20 ... On Nov. 8 vs. Pittsburgh, had a punt downed at Steelers one but suffered what stands as his only career punt blocked, due to protection breakdown ... All four punts Nov. 14 at Indianapolis were downed inside Colts 20.
2011—Averaged 44.2 yards on career-high 91 punts, and his 39.2 net was second-best for a Bengals season at that time ... Played in all 16 games and in Wild Card playoff ... His 4023 total punting yards set Bengals record, surpassing Lee Johnson’s 3954 in 1993 ... Averaged 38.4 yards on five punts Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, allowing no returns (also 38.4 net), and had two inside-20s with no touchbacks ... On Oct. 9 at Jacksonville, had a punt downed at two-yard line, helping set up field position for offense’s game-winning TD drive ... Had personal season-long punt of 71 yards in Jacksonville game ... Averaged 45.3 yards on seven punts in key win Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, along with a season-best four inside-20 kicks and no touchbacks ... In Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston, averaged 48.3 yards on three punts, with 44.3 net, one inside-20 and no touchbacks.
CINCINNATI ALL THE WAY: Huber is only the second player drafted by the Bengals who grew up in Cincinnati and attended both high school and college in the Queen City. He attended McNicholas High School before enrolling at the University of Cincinnati. The first such player was RB Clem Turner, a fourth-round draftee in 1969 who went to Woodward High and then UC. Turner played for the Bengals only in 1969, and also played for Denver from 1970-72.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2005-08) at Cincinnati, with 117 of his 124 punts coming in his last two campaigns ... Led the nation in net punting average in both 2007 and ’08, and as a junior in 2007, his 46.9-yard gross average made him the first UC player to win the official national punting title ... Averaged 45.5 gross yards for his career, becoming eighth player in Division I/FBS history to average 45.0 yards or more for his career ... Had 47 inside-20 kicks for his career, with just 14 touchbacks ... Redshirted (did not play) in 2004.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Cincinnati ... Attended McNicholas High School, where he was a three-time all-league selection ... Finance major at University of Cincinnati, twice earning Commissioner’s Honor Roll when Bearcats played in Conference USA ... Later made the Big East All-Academic team ... Favorite hobby is golf.
The Bengals went a long way in shoring up a special teams unit that finished first in the NFL's top 10 major categories when they signed record-breaking punter Kevin Huber and flawless long-snapper Clark Harris to long-term deals.