Played four seasons (2008-11) at Colorado, logging 6183 yards total offense (fourth-most in school history) ... Played in 33 games with 21 starts.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as college free agent on 5-2-12.
COLLEGE: Career passing totals of 505-for-872 (57.9 percent) for 5705 yards, 35 TDs and 28 INTs ... Also had eight career rushing TDs ... Had a 5.59-yard average per true carry (not including sacks), which ranked third-best in school history for a QB ... Earned No. 1 QB spot midway through sophomore season ... As a senior, passed for 2883 yards (second-most in school history) on 231-of-412 passing (56.0 percent), with 20 TDs and 11 INTs, and rushed for three TDs ... Had at least one TD pass in all 12 games as a senior ... Set or tied 11 school records (game or season) as a senior ... Named by Colorado’s coaching staff as the co-recipient of the John Mack Award as 2011 team’s most outstanding offensive player ... Caught a 14-yard TD from RB Rodney Stewart in 2011 win over Arizona ... Started first seven games as a junior, before season was ended by a ruptured spleen suffered against Texas Tech.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Murrieta, Calif. ... Attended Chaparral High School, where as a senior, he was Southwestern League Player of the Year and school’s Athlete of the Year ... Also lettered twice in prep baseball and once in prep track ... Communications major at Colorado.
Mike Brown is the last guy to take himself seriously. He said so Tuesday, one of those rare days he talks to the media. But with Brown set to turn 81 next month in his franchise’s 49th season, it looks finally to be time to take him as seriously as any NFL owner should be taken.
Mike Brown hosted Tuesday's annual media luncheon that opens training camp and while he praised Vontaze Burfict and wondered about his three-game suspension, Marvin Lewis gave a ringing endorsement of new right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi. Meanwhile, Darrin Simmons is hosting a casting call at punt return.
Dan McSurley, whose 185-50 record as head football coach at Clinton-Massie High School includes two Ohio state championships, today is named as the 2015 season winner of the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award.
“They’re a model of how you should do it. That’s the best way to go,” says one long-time NFL personnel guru now working in the NFC of the Bengals’ homegrown approach that is put on display when training camp opens Friday.