By Nick Manchester
Not only has Kevin Huber played in Cincinnati for his whole professional career—and his new contract will make sure he does at least until 2021—but he has been kicking footballs in the Queen City his whole life.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, he attended high school and college there as well. The Bengals drafted him in 2009 and seen him become one of the best punters in franchise history in that decade. The Cincinnati native has played more games for the Bengals than anyone else on the team, and will continue to hold that distinction for the foreseeable future.
Weight: 210 pounds
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Experience: 10th-year player
This season, Huber will earn $2.3 million between his salary and all of his bonuses, per Spotrac.com. If the Bengals cut him, they will owe $1.05 million in dead money. This is the beginning of the third contract for Huber and the Bengals.
Huber is one of three Cincinnati natives on the roster, along with Preston Brown and Sam Hubbard. Unlike the others, however, Huber played college ball in the Queen City.
He played for Archbishop McNichols High School from 1999-2003 before heading ten miles east to the University of Cincinnati. He redshirted in 2004, but played for years from 2005-2008. He was drafted by the Bengals in the fifth round of the 2009 draft and is one of only two players in franchise history to play high school, college, and professional football in Cincinnati; the first was running back Clem Turner, drafted in 1969. However, Turner only lasted one year with the Bengals....