Nicknamed "The Red Rifle," he led TCU to a Rose Bowl win in 2011. He then became the starting quarterback for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals after being selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
He led the Katy High School football team to the Texas state finals in 2005.
He made the Pro Bowl and led the Bengals to the playoffs during his rookie season with the team.
He married Jordan Dalton in July of 2011. He and Jordan welcomed a son named Noah in 2014 and a son named Nash in 2017.
He replaced Carson Palmer as quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals.