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Dane Sanzenbacher
WR #11
Height:
5-11
Weight:
184
Age:
26
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Toledo, OH
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
7
YDS
87
AVG
12.4
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 41 431 10.5 26 3 1 -4 -4 0 0 1 1
2014 CIN 7 1 7 87 12.4 26 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2013 CIN 10 1 6 61 10.2 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CIN 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 5 0 1 7 7 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 16 1 27 276 10.2 22 3 1 -4 -4 -4 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @BAL W 23-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 ATL W 24-10 2 42 21 26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 TEN W 33-7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @NE L 17-43 1 5 5 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
6 CAR L 37-37 4 40 10 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @IND L 0-27 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 BAL W 27-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 JAC W 33-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 CLE L 3-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @NO W 27-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

      A fourth-year NFL player, former Ohio State standout has seen increased playing time in ’14, including a start as a third WR on Oct. 19 at Indianapolis ... Made ’13 roster after strong performance in preseason and played in 10 games ... Had key catch in win last season on Oct. 20 at Detroit ... Joined Bengals on waivers from Chicago for Game 16 and Wild Card playoff in 2012, but did not play ... Played 21 games for Bears from 2011-12, with 28 receptions for 283 yards and three TDs.

      A fourth-year NFL player, former Ohio State standout has seen increased playing time in ’14, including a start as a third WR on Oct. 19 at Indianapolis ... Made ’13 roster after strong performance in preseason and played in 10 games ... Had key catch in win last season on Oct. 20 at Detroit ... Joined Bengals on waivers from Chicago for Game 16 and Wild Card playoff in 2012, but did not play ... Played 21 games for Bears from 2011-12, with 28 receptions for 283 yards and three TDs.

     Career transactions: Signed with Chicago as college free agent on 7-26-11 ... Released by Bears on 12-23-12 ... Acquired on waivers by Cincinnati on 12-25-12 ... Re-signed with Bengals as restricted free agent on 4-8-14.

     2014 recap:  Has played in Games 1-7 (one start) and has seven catches for 87 yards ... Caught two-for-42 on Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta, with both going for first downs ... Had one catch for five yards on Oct. 5 at New England, but had a fumble (lost) ... Caught four-for-40, including a key 15-yard catch on third down leading to a Bengals opening-drive TD on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina.

    Previous seasons: 2011—Played in every game as a Bears rookie, with 27 catches for 276 yards and three TDs ... Credited with one start, Sept. 25 vs. Green Bay ... Eight-yard TD catch in his second NFL game, Sept. 18 at New Orleans ... His five-for-27 receiving in start vs. Packers included four-yard TD pass from Jay Cutler for a 14-7 Bears lead in second quarter, but Green Bay came back to win ... Contributed to early onslaught in 39-10 rout of Minnesota on Oct. 16, with 13-yard TD catch in first quarter. 2012—Played in five games for Chicago (inactive for 10 games with Bears) ... Inactive for Cincinnati Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore, his first game since joining Bengals roster ... Inactive for Wild Card playoff on 1-5-13 at Houston. 2013—Played in Games 3-11 and 16 (one start) ... Inactive (coaches’ decision) for Games 1-2 and 12-15 ... Recorded six receptions for 61 yards on the season ... Had a one-handed 23-yard reception to convert a fourth-and-15 on Oct. 13 at Buffalo, the first Bengals fourth-down conversion of 15 or more yards since Nov. 7, 1999, when QB Jeff Blake ran for 16 on fourth-and-16 at Seattle ... On Oct. 20 at Detroit, his seven-yard reception to the Lions’ 44-yard line in the final minute helped move the ball into position for the game-winning FG at the final gun ... Played in all four preseason games and was the Bengals’ leader in receiving yards, catching five-for-100 with one TD, and also had 71-yard punt return for a TD.

    College: Was a four-year letter winner (2007-10) at Ohio State, with 49 games played and 28 starts ... Had 124 catches for 1879 yards and 19 TDs ... Ranked 10th all-time in OSU receiving yards ... Voted team captain and later team MVP as senior, when he had 55 catches for 948 yards and was first-team All-Big Ten, ranking second in conference with 11 TD catches ... Also had two rushing TDs ... Played on teams that posted 44-7 record, with trips to BCS National Championship plus Fiesta, Rose and Sugar bowls.

    Personal: Hometown is Toledo, Ohio ... Attended Central Catholic High School, where he set records for receptions (151), receiving yards (2808) and all-purpose yards (4079) while twice earning City League player of the year ... First-team all-state as a junior and was also all-state in 400 meters ... Also played defensive back ... Enjoys playing piano and guitar ... Last name is pronounced “SAHNZ-en-bock-er.”

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