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Rey Maualuga
LB #58
Height:
6-2
Weight:
255
Age:
27
College:
Southern California
Hometown:
Eureka, CA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
43
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 466 272 194 4.0 0 15 5 78 -- 47 0 6 2
2014 CIN 10 10 43 22 21 0.0 -- 3 1 4 4 4 0 0 --
2013 CIN 13 13 75 52 23 1.0 -- 2 1 14 14 14 0 0 --
2012 CIN 16 16 122 62 60 1.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2011 CIN 13 13 88 53 35 0.0 -- 2 1 2 2 2 0 3 1
2010 CIN 16 15 75 44 31 1.0 -- 2 2 58 29 47 0 0 --
2009 CIN 15 15 63 39 24 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 3 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @BAL W 23-16 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 ATL W 24-10 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 TEN W 33-7 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @NE L 17-43 9 5 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 CAR L 37-37 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @IND L 0-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 BAL W 27-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 JAC W 33-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 CLE L 3-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @NO W 27-10 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @HOU W 22-13 6 4 2 -- -- 1 1 4 4 4 0 0 --
13 @TB W 14-13 1 1 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 PIT L 21-42 8 2 6 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @CLE W 30-0 6 3 3 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

      Second-round pick in 2009 draft is a sixth-year Bengals and NFL player in ’14 ... Suffered hamstring injury on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina, and missed four games, but has returned to action and made key plays in road wins  ...  Has finished second on team in tackles each of the last three seasons ... The ’13 season was his third as No. 1 MLB, after playing first two seasons at SLB.

      Second-round pick in 2009 draft is a sixth-year Bengals and NFL player in ’14 ... Suffered hamstring injury on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina, and missed four games, but has returned to action and made key plays in road wins  ...  Has finished second on team in tackles each of the last three seasons ... The ’13 season was his third as No. 1 MLB, after playing first two seasons at SLB.

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in second round of 2009 NFL Draft (38th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-29-09 ... Re-signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent on 3-18-13.

     2014 highlights: Started at MLB in nine games (Games 1-5 and 10-13) and has 37 tackles (three for-loss), an INT and two passes defensed ... Inactive for Games 6-9 (hamstring) ... Tied for team lead with nine tackles on Oct. 5 at New England ... Four tackles on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina before leaving game with hamstring injury in the fourth quarter ... Returned to starting lineup on Nov. 16 at New Orleans and was a key part of Bengals goal-line stand, stopping Saints FB Erik Lorig for a loss of one on a pass play on fourth-and-goal play from the one ... On Nov. 23 at Houston, his INT and four-yard return to Texans 22 set up a Bengals TD for a 16-3 third-quarter lead ... Also at Houston, was part of defensive push which caused Texans RB Alfred Blue to stumble over backpedaling offensive lineman in the end zone, causing him to be tackled for a safety by Geno Atkins ... Ranked second on the team with eight tackles on Dec. 7 vs. Pittsburgh.

    Previous seasons: 2009—Earned No. 1 SLB position as Bengals rookie and ranked fifth on team in tackles (80) ... Led team in total forced fumbles (three), with two on defense and one on special teams ... Suffered left ankle fracture in Game 15, Dec. 27 vs. Kansas City, and was placed Dec. 30 on Reserve/Injured list, missing season finale and Wild Card playoff ... Had key forced fumble against HB Ryan Grant in third quarter Sept. 20 at Green Bay, with Bengals recovering at their 38 and driving 62 yards for TD that put Cincinnati ahead to stay ... Also at Green Bay, had sack and forced fumble on Aaron Rodgers (Packers recovered) and six total tackles. 2010—Tied for club lead with six tackles Sept. 26 at Carolina, including team-best five solos ... Nine tackles (led LBs) Oct. 10 vs. Tampa Bay, including 10-yard sack of Josh Freeman that helped set up game’s first TD drive in first quarter ... Led team with 13 tackles Oct. 31 vs. Miami ... On Nov. 25 at N.Y. Jets, had his first pro INT, off Mark Sanchez, with 11-yard return in third quarter ... On Dec. 26 vs. San Diego, had key INT against Philip Rivers, returning 47 yards to San Diego 21 in third quarter, setting up TD drive for 20-10 Cincinnati lead. 2011—Second on team in tackles (115), despite missing three games with ankle sprain ... Led team in forced fumbles (three) and tied for team lead in combined fumbles forced/recovered (four) ... On Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco, forced fumble by Frank Gore at Bengals 16 in fourth quarter (Bengals recovered) ... Team-leading 12 tackles Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo ... Team-leading 10 tackles Oct. 9 at Jacksonville, along with key pass defensed as Bengals held Jaguars to second-quarter FG after Jacksonville returned INT to Cincinnati two ... Had two forced fumbles (both recovered by Cincinnati) Dec. 11 vs. Houston, including second-quarter play on which he stopped RB Ben Tate for two-yard loss on first-and-goal from Bengals one, recovering the fumble himself ... Set up first Bengals score Dec. 24 vs. Arizona, intercepting John Skelton pass with two-yard return to Cardinals 23 ... Led team with personal season-high 14 tackles on 1-1-12 vs. Baltimore ... Three tackles in Wild Card playoff on 1-7-12 at Houston. 2012—Started all 16 games and Wild Card playoff ... His total of 152 tackles trailed only WLB Vontaze Burfict ... Had at least a share of team tackles lead in seven games, and logged double-digits in tackles in eight contests ... Also led front seven in passes defensed (five) ... Led team in tackles (12) on Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland, and led Sept. 23 at Washington (13) and Oct. 7 vs. Miami (13) ... Also led on Nov. 4 vs. Denver (10), Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants (13) and Nov. 18 at Kansas City (eight, including one sack) ... Second on team with 10 tackles Nov. 25 vs. Oakland, and recovered a fumble ... Five tackles Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, and had key pass defensed in end zone that helped force Eagles FG ... Led team with 15 tackles in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-13 at Houston. 2013—Started Games 1-8 and 12-16, and his 110 tackles ranked second on team ... Also had a sack, an INT and three passes defensed ... Inactive for Games 9-11 due to a knee injury and a concussion ... Logged nine tackles on Sept. 8 at Chicago ... Team-leading 12 tackles on Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh ... Eleven tackles on Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay ... Season-high 14 tackles on Sept. 29 at Cleveland, highest game total of any Bengal except LB Vontaze Burfict ... Ranked second on team with 10 tackles Oct. 6 vs. New England ... Six tackles Oct. 13 at Buffalo ... Ten tackles and a pass defensed Oct. 20 at Detroit ... Five tackles including one for a loss Oct. 27 vs. Jets before suffering a knee injury and a concussion ... Returned from injury on Dec. 1 at San Diego and logged 10 tackles, including first sack of the season ... Four tackles on Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis ... Was second on the team with eight tackles Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh ... Four tackles Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota, and intercepted Matt Cassel pass in fourth quarter, with 14-yard return to Bengals 45 ... Led team with 15 tackles in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego.

    College: Played 50 games with 34 starts over four seasons (2005-08) at USC ... Earned multiple national honors as senior, and joined Bengals with reputation as one of college ranks’ best ever for combination of hard hitting and speed to cover field ... Named freshman All-American in ’05, and was first-team All-Pac 10 in final three seasons, topped by consensus All-American honors as senior ... Won ’08 Bednarik Award (nation’s top defensive player) and was named National Defensive Player of the Year by CBSsports.com ... As senior, was leading tackler (79) on unit that led nation in scoring defense (9.0 points per game) and finished second in fewest yards allowed (221.8) ... Helped lead Trojans to 46-6 record over four seasons.

    Personal: Parents are native Samoans, and he grew up in a military family ... Born in Oklahoma City, but moved with family as an infant to Honolulu, where he lived until age 12 ... Later lived in Oxnard, Calif., and Eureka, Calif. ... Attended Eureka High School, where he was named a first-team All-American as a senior by both Parade and USA Today ... Spent his 2001 prep freshman year at St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura, Calif. ... Majored in sociology at Southern California ... Has supporting role in 2014 Disney motion picture, “Million Dollar Arm” ... Enjoys traveling, and playing piano and ukulele ... First name is pronounced “RAY” and last name is pronounced “mow(rhymes with ‘now’)-uh-LOO-guh.”

Recent Articles

  • Maualuga on deck for hot-hitting backers

    Posted Nov 21, 2013

    When Rey Maualuga returns to middle linebacker next week, he desperately wants to pick up where he left off when he just so happened to be playing the best of his five seasons.

  • Pack mentality for defense

    Posted Sep 18, 2013

    Before the Bengals moved on to Sunday's assignment against the Packers at Paul Brown Stadium, Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga took one final look Wednesday at the 20-10 victory over Pittsburgh that kicked off the two-game homestand.

  • Rey breaks the huddle

    Posted Aug 1, 2013

    Middle linebacker Rey Maualuga, as is his style on and off the field, bared his soul Thursday during his most extensive interview of the season.

  • Maualuga eyes 'unfinished business'

    Posted Mar 18, 2013

    The Bengals added some tread to their youthful linebacking corps Monday when they announced the re-signing of Rey Maualuga and made him the club's most seasoned player at the position.

  • Notes: Zimmer says Bengals will miss Rey if he leaves; Little Geathers challenges Geno

    Posted Feb 24, 2013

    Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer offered a stout defense of middle linebacker Rey Maualuga on Sunday here at the NFL Scouting Combine and said he'd like to sign him back in free agency.

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