College free agent signee from 2014 has opened 2015 on Bengals practice squad ... As a rookie last year, impressed coaches in training camp and preseason before suffering season-ending leg injury ... A two-time All-Big 12 selection at Texas, garnering first-team honors at G in 2013 from Associated Press, Sporting News and ESPN.com ... Starter at ROT as a college sophomore.
Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-12-14 ... Waived by Bengals on 9-5-15 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-6-15.
2015 highlights: Missed first two preseason games with leg injury but played in the last two ... On practice squad for Games 1-6.
2014: Played in three preseason games, with one start at LG ... Suffered leg injury Aug. 24 at Arizona ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list Aug. 30.
College: Played four seasons (2010-13) at Texas, appearing in 50 games with 42 starts (28 starts at LG, 14 at ROT) ... Two-time All-Big 12 selection, and earned first-team honors at G in 2013 from Associated Press, Sporting News and ESPN.com ... Started all 13 games in 2013, 12 at LG and one at ROT), and helped offense average 196.2 yards rushing yards per game while allowing just 16 sacks ... Started all 13 games at ROT as a sophomore and helped offense average 202.6 rushing yards and 392.5 yards total offense.
Personal: Hometown, and also offseason residence, is Houston, Texas ... Attended North Shore High School, where he was All-American, all-state, all-area and two-time first-team all-district as a senior ... 2011 Academic All-Big 12 first team selection and named to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring 2011) ... Plays saxophone and clarinet ... Other hobbies include collecting Harry Potter memorabilia and playing PlayStation ... Returned to University of Texas following 2014 season to work on completing his bachelor’s degree.
On the way to becoming the first Bengals team to go 9-2, they authored another Paul Brown Stadium defensive special spiced by cornerback Leon Hall’s 19-yard interception return for a touchdown during Sunday’s 31-7 victory over the Rams.
With AFC North games looming the next two weeks, the Bengals (8-2) hope to get in a division groove Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19) when they tussle with a defensive-minded, run-oriented Rams team (4-6) trying to muscle out of a three-game losing streak. The Bengals.com Media Roundtable weighs in.