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Former Rattler great Riley to be inducted in inaugural Bengals’ Ring of Honor

FILE - In a Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Ken Riley...
FILE - In a Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Ken Riley waves to the crowd during a halftime 50th anniversary ceremony of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Cincinnati. Former Cincinnati Bengals standout Ken Riley, who was later a head coach and athletic director at his alma mater Florida A&M, died Sunday, June 7, 2020, the university announced. He was 72.(AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)(WCTV)
Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 4:41 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - This week’s Thursday Night Football game is already a big deal locally, as the Jacksonville Jaguars try to find themselves in the win column for the first time this season.

But, even greater than the teal and black is the orange and green, as the Cincinnati Bengals honor a man that’s so FAMU through and through, they know him simply as The Rattler.

Thursday, the Cincinnati Bengals will induct former Rattler Ken Riley into its inaugural Ring of Honor Class.

Riley played all 15 seasons of his professional career for the Bengals, recording 65 interceptions before starting his coaching career, eventually returning to the Hill to become the head coach at Florida A&M.

While head coach of the Rattlers, from 1986-1993, Riley led the Fangs to a 45-40-2 record.

Along with Riley, the Bengals will induct Ken Anderson, Paul Brown and Anthony Muñoz.

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