The Bengals today signed punter Kevin Huber of the University of Cincinnati, the team’s fifth-round draft selection in this year’s draft. Huber (6-1, 210), the first punter drafted by the Bengals since 1987, played two seasons in the No. 1 role at Cincinnati and led the nation in net punting in both years.
He was the first UC player to win a national punting title. Huber is only the second player drafted by the Bengals who has grown up and attended high school in Cincinnati and has also played in college in the Queen City.
Huber attended McNicholas High before enrolling at Cincinnati. The first such player was RB Clem Turner, a fourth-round Bengals draftee in 1969 who went to Woodward High, then to UC. Turner played for the Bengals only in ’69; he then played for Denver from ’70-72. Huber is the sixth of Cincinnati’s 11 draft picks to sign.
The previous five are CB Morgan Trent of Michigan (sixth round), HB Bernard Scott of Abilene Christian (sixth round), FB Fui Vakapuna of Brigham Young (seventh round), DT Clinton McDonald of Memphis (seventh round) and WR Freddie Brown of Utah (seventh round).
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