Boling made a quicker-than-expected recovery from a December 2013 knee injury and has reclaimed his spot as starting LG, helping Bengals to allow an NFL-fewest two sacks through Week 6 … Bengals allowed no sacks in Games 1-3 for first time in franchise history … Helped lead offense to No. 5 ranking (397.0 yards per game) through Week 6 ... Suffered the knee injury last Dec. 1 at San Diego.
Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fourth round of 2011 NFL Draft (101st overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-29-11.
2014 highlights: Started at LG for Games 1-5 ... On Sept. 7 at Baltimore, contributed to offense tally of 380 net yards … Helped pave way for 170 rushing yards Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta ... Supported protection on Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee which allowed no sacks of Andy Dalton for third consecutive game ... Helped offense tally a season-high 513 net yards in overtime game Oct. 12 vs. Carolina,, including 193 rushing yards.
Previous seasons: 2011—Played in all four preseason games, and started at RG in regular-season Games 1-3 in place of suspended Bobbie Williams ... In reserve role for Game 4, sharing time at RG with Mike McGlynn ... Inactive for Games 5-13, as Williams reclaimed RG spot ... Active-DNP in Games 14-15, and saw action on special teams in season finale Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore ... Active-DNP in Wild Card playoff at Houston ... In season opener Sept. 11 at Cleveland, aided Cedric Benson’s 121-yard, one-TD rushing effort. 2012—Started at LG in all 16 games, one of 10 Bengals to start all 16, and also started Wild Card playoff at Houston ... Helped HB 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 ... Helped Green-Ellis rush for at least 100 yards four times in five-game stretch (Games 10-12 and 14), with 168.2 team average in that span ... Took over No. 1 LG spot early in preseason opener when anticipated competition with veteran free agent Travelle Wharton was halted by season-ending Wharton knee injury ... Supported blocking effort Sept. 23 at Washington that netted season highs in points (38) and net yards (478) ... Supported season-best 221 rushing yards with 6.5 average Nov. 25 vs. Oakland ... In Thursday night win Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, aided rushing effort of 41-for-157 (3.8) and season-best 37:40 possession time, with Green-Ellis (106) becoming only second player in team history to log four 100-yard rushing totals in span of five team games. 2013—Started at LG in Games 1-12 ... Placed Dec. 3 on Reserve/Injured list, following knee injury suffered in Game 12, Dec. 1 at San Diego ... Contributed to Bengals ’13 NFL rankings of 10th in net offense and tied for sixth in scoring ... On Sept. 8 at Chicago, contributed to blocking effort that allowed only one sack as Andy Dalton posted a 97.2 passer rating ... On Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh, supported no sacks allowed and offensive output of 407 yards ... Helped lead blocking effort on Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay as Andy Dalton posted 105.5 passer rating ... On Oct. 6 vs. New England, supported 162 rushing yards on 39 carries (4.2) ... On Oct. 13 at Buffalo, contributed to season-high in total net yards (483), including season-high 165 rushing ... On Oct. 20 at Detroit, protected Andy Dalton for 372 passing yards and then career-high 135.9 passer rating ... Helped lead effort Oct. 27 vs. the Jets which allowed only one sack for two yards as Dalton threw for 325 yards and a career-high five TDs, posting his third consecutive game with a passer rating of more than 100 (125.7) ... Supported 163-yard rushing total Oct. 31 at Miami, second highest output of season ... Helped lead pass blocking effort that allowed no sacks Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland ... Left the game in the first quarter on Dec. 1 at San Diego after suffering a knee injury.
College: Played four seasons (2007-10) at Georgia ... Capped career by earning 2010 first-team All-America honors from Pro Football Weekly ... Played every line position except center while seeing action in 51 games with 49 starts ... Departed with second-most starts for a non-kicker in school history, trailing only QB David Greene (52) ... Started 19 games at LOT, 19 at RG and 11 at ROT ... Voted to Georgia’s 2001-10 Team of the Decade ... In his first three seasons, Bulldogs posted three bowl wins (Sugar, Capital One and Independence, in that order).
Personal: Hometown is Alpharetta, Ga. ... Attended Chattahoochee (Ga.) High, earning Class 5A All-State honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior in 2006 ... Also started for prep basketball team ... Earned degree from Georgia in insurance risk management ... In high school, named school’s Academic Athlete of the Year in 2004 and ’05.