Fourth-round 2013 draft choice, bitten hard by injury bug, seeks a full season of action for 2015 ... Made NFL debut in Game 4 of 2014 but suffered season-ending knee injury on opening kickoff ... Missed first three games of ’14 due to hamstring injury suffered in preseason finale ... Had his rookie ’13 season derailed by a training camp injury (torn labrum) ... Durable performer at Texas A&M, where he played 52 games and showed promising mix of pass-rush ability and coverage skills.
Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fourth round of 2013 NFL Draft (118th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-13-13.
2014 recap: Inactive (hamstring) for Games 1-3 ... Made NFL debut in Game 4 on Oct. 5 at New England, but suffered knee injury on opening kickoff ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Oct. 7 ... Played in two preseason games, and had one INT and one tackle.
2013: Had one tackle in preseason opener Aug. 8 at Atlanta ... Suffered torn labrum in Aug. 12 practice, and placed Aug. 27 on Reserve/Injured.
College: Played four seasons (2009-12) at Texas A&M, seeing action in 52 games, with 41 starts ... Team captain ... Posted 261 tackles with 14.5 sacks and 34.5 tackles-for-loss ... As as senior in 2012, started every game for 11-2 team that posted memorable upset win at unbeaten and top-ranked Alabama before later routing Oklahoma in Cotton Bowl ... In the 29-24 win at Alabama, had a 16-yard INT to set up a scoring drive and totaled seven tackles ... Played in Senior Bowl.
Personal: Hometown is Schertz, Texas ... Attended Clemens High School, where he was a two-time first-team all-district selection in Class 4 ... Majored at Texas A&M in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Sciences ... Enjoys basketball, golf and chess.
The Bengals began Saturday opting for in the fourth round for Texas A&M linebacker Sean Porter, a guy they think might be able to back up all three spots at some point.