Brent Celek
Brent  Celek


Cincinnati, Ohio

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Height / Weight:
6-4 / 260





Brent Celek (UC: 2003-06)

Images from his time at Cincinnati and in the NFL.

2006: Winner of the UC Claude Rost Award as the Bearcats' most outstanding player...second team All-BIG EAST Conference selection...top receiving threat in the UC passing attack...top receiver among the tight ends in the BIG EAST Conference (31 receptions, 460 yards)...extended his streak of games with a reception to 24...had six catches for 81 yards in the season opener vs. Eastern Kentucky, earning team Offensive Player of the Week honors...hooked up with Nick Davila for an 83-yard TD pass play, running 76 yards after the catch, vs. No. 7 Rutgers and was team co-Offensive Player of the Week...set new UC career tight end career receiving records for receptions (87), receiving yards (1,114) and TDs (14)...rated as the No. 13 tight end in the country in The Sporting News' preseason All-American checklist...rated No. 19 nationally by Phil Steele's College Football...named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV second team presented by ESPN The Magazine.

2005: Continued as the go-to receiver in the passing game...finished second on the team in receptions (32) and receiving yards (361), the third-most productive figures for a tight end in UC history...won the UC Most Outstanding Receiver Award...made a career-high seven catches for 73 yards vs. Penn State...had five receptions for 42 yards vs. Miami (Ohio)...made a career-long 47-yard reception for a TD vs. Pittsburgh...recorded a five-catch, 54-yard performance vs. Rutgers, catching an 8-yard pass for the Bearcats' lone TD...contributed his athletic ability to several special teams...team leader who was elected co-captain as a junior...named to the BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Football Team...earned his third letter.

2004: Emerged as a major weapon in the Cincinnati offense...excellent hands and ability to run after making the catch made him a dependable receiver in the air attack...showed good ability to get open...earned second team All-Conference USA honors...set a new UC season record for TD catches by a tight end with eight...team's fifth-leading receiver with 22 catches for 254 yards and second in TD receptions...recorded career highs of six receptions, 49 yards and 2 TDs vs. Army...had a pair of catches for 37 yards and hauled in a 22-yard TD pass in the Fort Worth Bowl win over Marshall...earned his second letter.

2003: Saw action in all 12 games as a first-year frosh, making three starts...had a pair of receptions for 39 yards....used in blocking situations...was a blocker on the FG/PAT teams...earned his first letter.

High School: First team all-district pick as both a junior and senior at LaSalle High, playing for coach Jim McQuaide. . . caught 19 passes for 384 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a school record 89-yard TD grab. . . voted the team MVP as a senior. . .three-year starter who twice earned all-league kudos. . . lettered twice in track, owning a personal best of 49`6" in the shot.

Personal: Born Jan. 25, 1985 in Cincinnati. . . son of Steve and Debbie Celek. . . is the oldest of five children, having two brothers and two sisters.

Academic Major: Marketing. Honors: Topcat Scholar (Fall 2003, Winter 2005, Spring 2005, Winter 2006, Spring 2006)...Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Winter 2004, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Fall 2005)...C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2003-04, 2004-05).