College free agent signee logged a pair of 100-tackle seasons at NCAA Division II New Mexico Highlands after beginning his career at Southern California ... Entered senior season as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference preseason Defensive Player of the Year ... Selected to play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-1-13.
MORE COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2012—Finished his second season at New Mexico Highlands with 104 tackles, including 10.0 sacks and 24 tackles-for-loss ... Twice garnered conference Defensive Player of the Week award. 2011—In first season at NMHU, recorded 110 tackles, including 4.0 sacks and 28.5 TFLs. 2010—Was enrolled at Louisville, but did not play due to eligibility issues. 2009—Played in five games with one start as a sophomore at Southern California ... Recorded nine tackles, with eight coming in his lone start, against Washington ... Missed three games due to ankle sprain. 2008—As USC freshman, was switched from FB to LB prior to spring drills ... Played in 12 of 13 games, recording seven tackles as a backup LB and special teams player. 2007—Redshirted as true freshman at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Norco (Calif.) High School, where he earned Super Prep All-America and Los Angeles Times All-Star honors ... Was league Defensive MVP as a senior.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Norco, Cal.
The Bengals should take the game tape from Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Falcons and sell it as a “How to Tackle” instructional video.
Expect the Bengals to make some roster moves at some point with cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris slated to return off NFL suspension this week.
It doesn’t take a withered sage to figure out the Bengals have their most dynamic pair of running backs since, dare we breathe it, James Brooks and Elbert Woods before these kids were born.
The Ben-Gals will be wearing new uniforms for the 2014 season! Designed by a former Ben-Gal, the new look has a distinct look from both the front and the back. Look for them at the next home game!
Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka prevents Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones from catching a touchdown by striping the ball.