Was lone rookie college free agent to make season-opening roster in 2014, and went on to play key offensive role as No. 1 H-back ... Started 11 games, plus Wild Card playoff, and played in every game ... Blocked for NFL’s No. 6 rushing game (134.2) and aided pass protection whose 23 sacks allowed was third-fewest in league ... Began at Stanford as a tight end, but converted to fullback early in career ... Cited by Bengals coaches as player of notable potential.
Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-12-14.
2014 recap: In addition to blocking duties, had seven receptions for 55 yards and one rush for no gain ... Made a seven-yard catch to convert a third down late in game on Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, and had a key block on HB Jeremy Hill’s game-changing 60-yard TD run ... Had personal season bests with three catches for 34 yards on Dec. 14 at Cleveland, and threw key block on Jeremy Hill 16-yard TD run ... Caught three-for-31, including a season-long 19 yard reception on Dec. 28 at Pittsburgh ... Aided rushing outputs of 244 yards at Cleveland and 207 on Dec. 22 vs. Denver as Bengals won Games 14-15 to clinch playoff berth.
College: Played four seasons (2010-13) at Stanford, appearing in 51 games (29 starts) ... Redshirt year in 2009 ... Played in 2014 Senior Bowl ... Career totals of 473 receiving yards and 73 as a rusher, where he was effective in short-yardage situations ... Had 11-yard catch vs. Michigan State in 2014 Rose Bowl ... Won Stanford’s “Team Technician” award as senior ... As a junior, was a primary blocker for RB Stepfan Taylor’s school-record season of 1530 rushing yards.
Personal: Hometown is Denver, Colo. ... Attended Mullen High School., where he was a Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News first- team all-state selection ... Helped Mullen to 2008 5A state championship, winning team Offensive MVP award and serving as team captain ... Three-year varsity letter winner in prep basketball ... Majored at Stanford in science, technology and society ... Enjoys skiing ... Last name is pronounced “HUE-it.”
The Bengals today signed DT Pat Sims, an unrestricted free agent who spent the last two seasons with Oakland after opening his career with five seasons in Cincinnati.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Safety Taylor Mays has opted for the Vikings and it sounds like cornerback Terence Newman has, too, as head coach Mike Zimmer takes aim at his old Bengals secondary.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer ended up getting one of his old Bengals safeties Tuesday when multiple reports said Taylor Mays signed with Minnesota.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Bengals continue to be an oasis of stability in the stormy NFL. As evidenced by head coach Marvin Lewis’ appearance at the AFC head coach’s breakfast Tuesday during the owners’ meeting at the Arizona Biltmore.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Notes on a napkin from head coach Marvin Lewis’ appearance at the Tuesday morning AFC head coaches breakfast at the NFL annual meetings at the Arizona Biltmore