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BenJarvus Green-Ellis
RB #42
Height:
5-11
Weight:
220
College:
Mississippi
Hometown:
New Orleans, LA
Experience:
7

Bio

      Green-Ellis enters third Bengals season in 2014, having led team in rushing yards each of the last two campaigns ... Played for New England prior to joining Bengals, including one Super Bowl appearance, and has 42 career TDs (all rushing) ... Rushed for 100-plus yards four times in a five-game stretch in 2012 (Games 10-12, 14), only second Bengals instance of four 100-yarders in span of five team games ... Led NFL in 2012 in third-and-one conversions (14), failing to convert third-and-one only once ... Has risen to NFL success after entering the league as a college free agent.
Green-Ellis enters third Bengals season in 2014, having led team in rushing yards each of the last two campaigns ... Played for New England prior to joining Bengals, including one Super Bowl appearance, and has 42 career TDs (all rushing) ... Rushed for 100-plus yards four times in a five-game stretch in 2012 (Games 10-12, 14), only second Bengals instance of four 100-yarders in span of five team games ... Led NFL in 2012 in third-and-one conversions (14), failing to convert third-and-one only once ... Has risen to NFL success after entering the league as a college free agent.

    Career transactions: Signed with New England as college free agent on 5-2-08 ... Waived by Patriots on 8-30-08 ... Signed to Patriots practice squad on 8-31-08 ... Signed to Patriots roster on 1-11-08 ... Re-signed with Patriots as restricted free agent on 8-3-11 ... Signed with Cincinnati as unrestricted free agent on 3-22-12.

    2013 highlights: Started Games 1-16 and Wild Card playoff ... Rushed 220-for-756 (3.4) with seven TDs, and caught four-for-22 ... On Sept. 8 at Chicago, held to 14-for-25 rushing (1.8), but scored five-yard TD ... Led team with 80 scrimmage yards Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh, rushing 22-for-75 with five-yard reception ... Rushed 10-for-29 with two-yard TD Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay ... Rushed 19-for-67 Oct. 6 vs. New England, with one-yard TD run on fourth-and-goal in fourth quarter for game’s only TD ... Rushed for 86 yards on 18 carries (4.8) on Oct. 13 at Buffalo ... Led team in rushing yards Oct. 31 at Miami (21-for-72) and Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland (16-for-62) ... Rushed for personal single-game season-high 92 yards Dec. 1 at San Diego, carrying 20 times for 4.6 average and scoring four-yard TD ... Rushed 17-for-48 with two TDs Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis, his first multi-TD game as Bengal ... Rushed 11-for-66 (6.0, highest average of season) on Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore ... Rushed eight-for-42 (5.3) in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego.

    Previous seasons: 2008—Rookie played in nine Patriots games with three starts after being signed to roster from practice squad ... Rushed 74-for-275, contributing to Patriots’ best team total (2278) since 1985, and his five rushing TDs were second on team ... Made NFL debut Oct. 12 at San Diego ... Scored first TD on one-yard run Oct. 20 vs. Denver. 2009—Played in 12 New England games (inactive for four), and was inactive for postseason game vs. Baltimore ... Rushing total of 26-for-114 included seven-for-67 day in win Oct. 18 vs. Tennessee ... Added five special teams tackles. 2010—Played in every Patriots regular-season game, with 11 starts, and saw action in the team’s one postseason game ... Led team in regular season with 1008 rushing yards on 229 attempts (4.4), first Patriot to rush for 1000 since 2004 (Corey Dillon) ... With 13 TDs (all rushing), fell one short of Curtis Martin’s club record for rushing scores ... Had a pair of 100-yard rushing games, 17-for-112 on Oct. 31 vs. Minnesota and 19-for-104 on Dec. 26 at Buffalo. 2011—Led AFC champion Patriots in rushing yards (667), TDs (11) and postseason rushing yards (140) ... Played in all 19 games (including postseason) ... Had six starts in regular season and two starts in postseason ... Recorded three two-TD games, in wins Oct. 9 vs. Jets, Nov. 27 vs. Philadelphia and on 1-1-12 vs. Buffalo ... Rushed for career-high 136 yards on 27 carries (5.0 average) in Oct. 9 win vs. Jets, with a 13-yard reception ... Had career-long 53-yard reception in season finale vs. Buffalo ... Led all rushers with 68 yards on 15 carries in AFC title win 1-22-12 vs. Baltimore, with one rushing TD ... In Super Bowl vs. N.Y. Giants, led Patriots in carries and yards (10-44), and had two catches for 15 yards. 2012—Signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent and started Games 1-15 and Wild Card playoff ... Rushed 278 times in regular season for career-high 1094 yards (3.9) ... Scored six TDs, and had 22 receptions for 104 yards ... Active DNP on Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore, due to hamstring injury suffered in warmups ... Converted 20-of-25 rushes on third or fourth down with two or fewer yards to go ... In Bengals debut Sept. 10 at Baltimore, rushed 18-for-91 (5.1), with six-yard TD on fourth-and-one play ... Rushed 21-for-75 (3.6) on Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland, and had three receptions for 30 yards ... Rushed 17-for-56 (3.3) on Nov. 4 vs. Denver, including a two-yard TD run that gave Bengals the lead in fourth quarter ... Rushed for 101 yards on 25 carries (4.0) on Nov. 18 at Kansas City, including a one-yard rushing TD ... Rushed 19-for-129 on Nov. 25 vs. Oakland, with one TD and a career-long 48-yard rush ... Rushed 25-for-118 on Dec. 2 at San Diego, including a 41-yarder ... Rushed 12-for-89 (7.4) on Dec. 9 vs. Dallas, and had three receptions for 13 yards, logging fourth straight game of 100-plus yards from scrimmage ... Rushed 25-for-106 on Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, with one TD ... Rushed 11-for-63 (5.7) in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-13 at Houston.

    Nose for the end zone: Over the last four seasons, Green-Ellis’ total of 37 rushing TDs ranks fourth in the NFL, behind only Adrian Peterson (46), Arian Foster (42) and Marshawn Lynch (41).

    Historic streak came to rest at 589: Green-Ellis coughed up a fumble on Sept. 23, 2012 at Washington, but it was the first fumble of his NFL career. Before the fumble, he had reached 589 career touches without one. The Elias Sports Bureau confirmed the 589 as the longest start-of-career streak in the NFL since 1945, when individual player fumbles were first recorded on a regular basis. Green-Ellis also has 73 career touches without a fumble in postseason play, covering four games for New England and two for Cincinnati.

    College: Played two seasons (2006-07) for Mississippi after transferring from Indiana, where he played in 2003-04 ... As an Ole Miss senior, became only the second Rebel to reach 1000 rushing yards twice in a career ... Set an Ole Miss record as a junior with 234 rushing attempts ... Posted totals of 938 and 794 rushing yards in his two seasons at Indiana, with 12 TDs.

    Personal: Hometown is New Orleans, La. ... Attended St. Augustine High School, where he lettered in football and track ... Business management major at Mississippi ... Nicknamed “The Law Firm” by his teammates at New England, due to his multi-part name ... Favorite hobbies are reading and music.

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    Posted Dec 3, 2013

    Cincinnati broke out its running game just in time last Sunday in San Diego's 75-degree greenhouse.

  • River reunion

    Posted Oct 4, 2013

    Bengals running back/throwback BenJarvus Green-Ellis, the ultimate Bill Belichick player, which is to say the ultimate team player, is spending a slice of his week preparing for his old Patriots team.

  • The Law Firm welcomes new partners

    Posted Apr 29, 2013

    Once upon a time in a talented Paul Brown Stadium locker room not that far away, adding another playmaker or two would have ignited a media mushroom cloud of dissent among the other playmaker or two. But not in the Bengals locker room of 2013.

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    Posted Apr 29, 2013

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  • BJGE crowns safety, but wonders about enforcement

    Posted Apr 17, 2013

    Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis sounds a little bit like his owner when it comes to the "Crown Rule" the league adopted last month.

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