Miami Dolphins Press Release: Chad Ochocinco Signing

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 13: Chad Ochocinco #85 of the New England Patriots catches a pass against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 13, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The following is the official press release from the Miami Dolphins officially announcing the signing of wide receiver Chad Ochocinco:

The Miami Dolphins have signed wide receiver Chad Ochocinco and waived center Terence Brown, it was announced today. The 6-1, 192-pound Ochocinco spent last season with the New England Patriots. He was originally selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round (36th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft. In his career, Ochocinco has played in 166 career games with 135 starts. He has notched 766 receptions for 11,059 yards and 67 touchdowns. Ochocinco has been selected to the Pro Bowl six times and been named an All-Pro three times. Ochocinco played collegiately at Oregon State University. In 2000, he averaged 21.8 yards per catch, helping the Beavers to a No. 4 national ranking and a Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame. Ochocinco played in 1997 and 1999 at Santa Monica (CA) College. In 20 games at Santa Monica, he caught 120 passes for 2,100 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also attended Langston University (Okla.) in 1996 but did not play football. Born January 9, 1978 in Miami Florida, Ochocinco attended Miami Beach High School.

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