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  05/18/22 - Noah PotterrJr/2024, Cincinnati, 6-5, 275 (DS#999 DE) + More +

  Former Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Noah Potter committed Monday via Twitter to play for the Cincinnati Bearcats. Potter announced in late April that he was entering the transfer portal after three seasons at OSU. Potter, a former four-star prospect at Mentor High School ranked the No. 6 player in Ohio by 247Sports, did not play during the 2021 season because of a foot injury in addition to emergency eye surgery to repair a torn retina. He played four games during the 2020 season, making two tackles. Despite the health scare, Potter had bounced back by March and gone through spring practice. His listed size at 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds gave him a chance to seize a large role, allowing him to line up at either defensive end or tackle. - Cincinnati Enquirer

(DS#999 DE) rJr/2024 DE Noah PotterCincinnati
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  05/16/22 - Noah PotterrJr/2024, Cincinnati, 6-5, 275 (DS#999 DE) + More +

  Former Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Noah Potter announced he would be playing for the Bearcats next season after three seasons in Columbus. During his time with Ohio State, Potter played in eight games, recording a total of seven tackles. He played in the 2021 College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama but was not able to record any statistics. Potter was ranked a four-star prospect by the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting services, coming out of high school. He was the No. 24 edge rusher in the 2019 class and No. 8 within the state of Ohio. - On3.com

(DS#999 DE) rJr/2024 DE Noah PotterCincinnati
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  05/05/22 - Arquon BushrSr/2023, Cincinnati, 6-0, 190 (DS#7 CB) + More +

  After producing two 2021 All-American cornerbacks in Gardner and Jim Thorpe Award-winner Bryant (college football's top defensive back), Cincinnati could have another in Bush. The 6-foot, 190-pound senior is expected to be one of the top defenders in the American Athletic Conference in 2022. Bush enters this season with career totals of 84 tackles, 17 pass breakups and seven interceptions. - Cincinnati Enquirer

(DS#7 CB) rSr/2023 CB Arquon BushCincinnati
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  05/05/22 - Leonard TaylorrSr/2023, Cincinnati, 6-5, 250 (DS#16 TE) + More +

  The 6-foot-5-inch, 260-pound Springfield, Ohio, native is back for a graduate season after a breakout 2021 campaign where he posted career-highs in catches (28), yards (274) and touchdowns (four). Taylor is expected to be an integral part of first-year offensive coordinator Gino Guidugli's plans in 2022. - Cincinnati Enquirer

(DS#16 TE) rSr/2023 TE Leonard TaylorCincinnati
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  05/05/22 - Javon HicksrSr/2023, Cincinnati, 6-1, 205 (DS#16 FS) + More +

  The Bearcats have had four safeties drafted in Fickell's five seasons as head coach. Hicks could be the fifth. The 6-foot-2-inch, 205-pound Colerain High School product will use the additional year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic and suit up for his fifth season at Cincinnati in 2022. Hicks started all 14 games last season alongside 2022 third-round pick Bryan Cook and has 29 career starts. - Cincinnati Enquirer

(DS#16 FS) rSr/2023 FS Javon HicksCincinnati
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  04/21/22 - Corey KinerSo/2025, Cincinnati, 5-09, 213 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  With the news that former Ohio Mr. Football Corey Kiner is coming home to play for the Cincinnati Bearcats, fans and experts took to social media to give their opinion. Kiner, a Roger Bacon High School grad who is transferring to UC from LSU, was named Mr. Football in 2020. He will immediately become a candidate for the starting running back job after running for 324 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers last season. Along with Wyoming High School grad Evan Prater at quarterback, the Bearcats now have the possibility of starting two Mr. Football winners in the backfield. Prater won the award in 2019. - Cincinnati Enquirer

(DS#999 RB) So/2025 RB Corey KinerCincinnati
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  04/20/22 - Corey KinerSo/2025, Cincinnati, 5-09, 213 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  LSU sophomore running back Corey Kiner entered the NCAA transfer portal, he announced Monday morning. Kiner received first-team reps at times this spring before recently suffering a high ankle sprain, coach Brian Kelly said. The injury could have sidelined Kiner for two-to-three weeks, but he still appeared on track to have a role in LSU's offense. "I would like to start a new chapter in my life and explore my options to continue my career as a student-athlete elsewhere," Kiner wrote in a thank you note on Twitter. Kiner, a former four-star recruit from Cincinnati, Ohio, rushed for 324 yards and two touchdowns on 79 carries as a backup last season. He often displayed a blend of physicality and speed at 5-foot-9 and 217 pounds, giving him a low center of gravity to spin off tacklers. Entering the transfer portal will let other schools contact Kiner. He's expected to have plenty of options. In high school, Kiner also held offers from Cincinnati, Florida and Kentucky, among others. Even without Kiner, LSU has a full running back room. Coaches have raved about senior John Emery Jr., who has from a minor ankle sprain, and they'll add Penn State transfer Noah Cain this summer. - Baton Rouge Advocate

(DS#999 RB) So/2025 RB Corey KinerCincinnati
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  12/23/21 - Nick MardnerrSr/2023, Cincinnati, 6-5, 190 (DS#67 WR) + More +

  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Nick Mardner, WR,...Mardner, a junior from Mississauga, Ontario, led the team and ranks fifth in the conference with 913 receiving yards. His 19.9 yards per reception ranks No. 14 nationally and had six catches of 40+ yards. - Hawaii Football

(DS#67 WR) rSr/2023 WR Nick MardnerCincinnati
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  12/22/21 - Ivan Pace Jr.rJr/2024, Cincinnati, 6-0, 242 (DS#16 ILB) + More +

  2021 ALL-MAC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Linebacker - Ivan Pace Jr. Miami,...The Mid-American Conference announced its all-conference team, with nine members of the Miami University football team being honored. Jack Sorenson, Kameron Butler and Ivan Pace Jr. were first-team All-MAC. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native is tops on the team with 116 tackles and finished the year with 13.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, three pass breakups, one interception and a forced fumbled on the MAC's top defensive unit. - Miami (OH) Football

(DS#16 ILB) rJr/2024 ILB Ivan Pace Jr.Cincinnati
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  12/09/21 - Coby BryantrSr/2022, Cincinnati, 6-1, 193 (DS#11 CB) + More +

  2021 PAYCOM JIM THORPE AWARD WINNER: Coby Bryant, Cincinnati,...Led by Bryant, a fifth-year senior playmaker, the Bearcats have emerged as the top pass defense in the nation, ranking first nationally in pass efficiency defense (94.92), second in opponent completion percentage (52.8%), second in passing yards allowed (155.5) and third in interceptions (16). The Cleveland, Ohio, native has three interceptions and 11 pass breakups to go along with three forced fumbles in 2021. He ranks fifth in the nation in passes defended (14) and his 45 career passes defended ranks second among active players. - Cincinnati Football

(DS#11 CB) rSr/2022 CB Coby BryantCincinnati
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  12/04/21 - Jerome FordrJr/2022, Cincinnati, 5-11, 211 (DS#17 RB) + More +

  Jerome Ford rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns and Desmond Ridder threw three touchdown passes as No. 3 Cincinnati broke open a close game in the third quarter and rolled past No. 16 Houston 35-20 in the American Athletic Conference championship game Saturday. The Bearcats who are ranked No. 4 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, are in position to become the first non-Power 5 team to qualify. The final rankings will be announced Sunday. Cincinnati (12-0) which extended the nation's second-longest home winning streak to 27, scored three touchdowns in fewer than eight minutes to finish off its second straight AAC crown. Cougars junior QB Clayton Tune passed for 250 yards with two touchdowns and an interception as Houston (11-2) lost for the first time since dropping its season-opener to Texas Tech on Sept. 4.

It was a wild first quarter on Saturday with the teams combining for 24 points and 316 yards. After the Cougars settled for a field goal on its opening possession, the Bearcats responded by going 82 yards in five plays capped by Ridder's 25-yard TD pass to Tyler Scott. Nathaniel Dell's diving 16-yard TD catch put the Cougars back in front, 10-7. But on the first play of Cincinnati's next possession, Ford broke free for a 79-yard TD run to give the Bearcats a four-point lead. Cincinnati led 14-13 at halftime despite Houston having possession for more than 22 minutes. But momentum shifted to the Bearcats early in the third quarter. - Cincinnati/AP College Football


(DS#17 RB) rJr/2022 RB Jerome FordCincinnati
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  12/01/21 - *Ahmad GardnerJr/2022, Cincinnati, 6-3, 193 (DS#1 CB) + More +

  2021 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROOFCLAIM DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati,...An FWAA All-America selection last season, Gardner is the first Cincinnati player to earn American Defensive Player of the Year honors after he was selected for the honor by each of the other 10 conference coaches. Gardner leads a Bearcat defense that ranks second nationally in pass efficiency (95.88), second in opponent completion percentage (52.5%), third in interceptions (17), third in fewest passing touchdowns allowed (eight) and third in passing yards allowed (161.5). Gardner, who has never allowed a touchdown reception in his career, has allowed only 14 receptions in coverage on 32 targets in 2021. - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#1 CB) Jr/2022 CB *Ahmad GardnerCincinnati
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  12/01/21 - Desmond RidderrSr/2022, Cincinnati, 6-3, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  2021 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE GEICO OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati,...Ridder becomes the second player to repeat as American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, joining former UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton, who won in 2017 and 2018. Ridder has led Cincinnati to a 12-0 regular season and a third consecutive appearance in The American Championship Game while improving his career record to 43-5 as a starter, the best of any active NCAA quarterback. Ridder has thrown for exactly 3,000 yards has accounted for 33 touchdowns (27 passing, six rushing) and is The American's career leader in total offense (12,072 yards) and touchdown responsibility (113). - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#3 QB) rSr/2022 QB Desmond RidderCincinnati
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  11/26/21 - Desmond RidderrSr/2022, Cincinnati, 6-3, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Desmond Ridder threw two touchdown passes and No. 4 Cincinnati, aiming to maintain its position among the top four in the College Football Playoff rankings, completed a perfect regular season by beating East Carolina 35-13 on Friday. The Bearcats (12-0, 8-0 American Athletic Conference, CFP No. 4) are trying to become the first team outside of a Power Five conference to compete in the four-team CFP. They'll face Houston at home next week in the AAC title game. This outcome was largely achieved because of Cincinnati's defense. As a bonus, Arquon Bush blocked a field goal and Ahmad Gardner returned the ball 60 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown to make it 28-6. Less than four minutes later, Darrian Beavers intercepted a pass at the 7:27 mark, but the ensuing possession resulted in Cincinnati's second turnover inside the East Carolina 5-yard line. East Carolina (7-5, 5-3) had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Ridder finished 17-for-28 for 301 yards with two interceptions. Alec Pierce caught eight passes for 136 yards. Jerome Ford rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown. East Carolina closed within 21-6 and then drove to the Cincinnati 5 early in the fourth quarter. But after a penalty, the Pirates were ready to settle for Owen Daffer's third field goal before Bush disrupted those plans in what seemed like a game-clinching sequence with 11:07 remaining. The All-America cornerback Gardner grabbed the bouncing ball and was way out in front of the pack for a score. East Carolina's winning streak marked its longest string of success in AAC play in its eight seasons as a league member. Cincinnati also went 12-0 in the 2009 regular season. - Cincinnati/AP College Football


(DS#3 QB) rSr/2022 QB Desmond RidderCincinnati
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  11/23/21 - Desmond RidderrSr/2022, Cincinnati, 6-3, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Cincinnati moved into position to make the College Football Playoff on Tuesday night, climbing a spot to fourth behind Georgia, Ohio State and Alabama. A team from outside the Power Five conferences has never been selected for the semifinals in the previous seven years of the College Football Playoff. Heading into the final full weekend of games, one loaded with playoff and conference championship implications, Cincinnati (11-0) seems to have a realistic path to a playoff spot no matter what happens around the Bearcats.

Cincinnati plays at East Carolina on Friday and then meets Houston (10-1), ranked 24th by the committee, in the American Athletic Conference championship game on Dec. 4. Before this season, no team from a so-called Group of Five conference had ever been ranked better than seventh by the CFP selection committee. Michigan is fifth heading into its game against Ohio State that should produce the Big Ten's best shot to make the playoff. Notre Dame (10-1) is sixth. The Fighting Irish's only loss is to Cincinnati. Oklahoma State (10-1) at seventh is the highest ranked Big 12 team. Big 12 rivals Baylor (eighth) and Oklahoma (10th) round out the top 10 with Mississippi in between. - AP College Football


(DS#3 QB) rSr/2022 QB Desmond RidderCincinnati
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