A 2010 Bengals college free agent signee, Rey increased his defensive role in ’12 while continuing as a key special teams player ... Third on team in special teams tackles (12), and led special teams in Wild Card playoff ... Has played in every game the last two seasons.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals on 4-30-10 as college free agent ... Waived on 9-4-10 and signed to practice squad on 9-5-10 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 12-8-10 ... Re-signed with Bengals on 3-12-12.
2012 RECAP: Made one start at WLB, and recorded 18 tackles for the season, with one sack and one pass defensed ... His total of 12 special teams tackles trailed only Dan Skuta (17) and Jeromy Miles (15) ... Started at WLB Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland, replacing injured Thomas Howard, and finished second on team in tackles (nine) ... Four tackles Sept. 23 at Washington ... Recorded one tackle on defense and one on special teams Sept. 30 at Jacksonville ... Tied for team lead in special teams tackles (two) Oct. 21 vs. Pittsburgh ... Led special teams with three tackles Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore ... Played in all four preseason games, logging 16 tackles (third on team) and three special teams tackles ... Led team with three special teams tackles in Wild Card playoff 1-5-13 at Houston.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Played in all five preseason games for Bengals and tied for third on team in tackles (15) ... Opened season on practice squad, and signed to Bengals roster the week of Game 13 ... Inactive for Games 13-14, and played in Games 15-16, with two special teams tackles ... Made NFL debut in upset win Dec. 26 vs. San Diego, recording two special teams tackles.
2011 - Finished fifth on special teams with nine tackles ... Two special teams tackles Sept. 11 at Cleveland ... Two special teams tackles Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis ... Tied for special teams lead with two tackles Oct. 30 at Seattle ... Played in all four preseason games and tied for second on team in tackles (13).
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2006-09) at Duke, seeing action in 48 games with 35 starts ... A two-year team captain, he left Blue Devils ranked ninth in program history in tackles (330) ... Averaged 106 tackles per year over his last three seasons ... Set school record with three fumble returns for TDs, and also had 28 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and three INTs.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Far Rockaway, N.Y. ... Attended Bayside High School, and later spent one season at Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy ... In 2009, earned a University Scholar Athlete award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame ... Last name is pronounced “RAY.”
Twenty three NFL players—13 active players and 10 former players—including Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey, will take part in the new NFL Business Management & Entrepreneurial “Investment for Impact” program April 18-21 at the University of Notre Dame.