Former Cincinnati Bengal Ken Riley dies at 72

Posted at 1:42 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 13:42:26-04

CINCINNATI — “One of the greatest Bengals ever,” Ken Riley, has died at the age of 72, the Cincinnati Bengals tweeted on Sunday.

Riley accumulated the fifth-most interceptions in NFL history and was selected as an All-Pro three times in 15 seasons with the team.

Bengals owner Mike Brown released the following statement on Riley’s passing:

"Everybody here loved Kenny. He had everyone's respect. He was a success with us, and after his playing career as a coach and athletic director at Florida A&M. When he came here, Kenny and Lemar Parrish had never played cornerback, and they're the two best we've ever had. And we've had a lot of good ones. We put him over there for a decade and a half and we didn't have to worry about it. Kenny was quick to the point of the ball as a great interceptor and he was an excellent tackler, even though he wasn't a very big man. I'm going to miss him. He was a good guy and a solid man. We send our condolences to his family."