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Bengals First 50 Countdown: 10-1

Posted Jul 20, 2017

The Bengals First 50 recognizes the top 50 retired Bengals players as voted on by fans and media. Here are the results for 10-1.


Rank

Name

Position

Bengals Career

10

James Brooks

RB

1984-91

9

Isaac Curtis

WR

1973-84

8

Boomer Esiason

QB

1984-92, ‘97

7

Cris Collinsworth

WR

1981-88

6

David Fulcher

S

1986-92

5

Jim Breech

K

1980-92

4

Chad Johnson

WR

2001-10

3

Tim Krumrie

NT

1983-94

2

Ken Anderson

QB

1971-86

1

Anthony Munoz

OT

1980-92


The Bengals First 50 recognizes the top 50 retired Bengals players as voted on by fans and media. More than 160,000 fan votes were cast, which accounted for 50 percent of the results. The other 50 percent was determined by 24 members of the media who have covered or currently cover the team. The final list features the top 50 retired players who received the most votes, rather than a predetermined number of players at each position.
           

Bengals First 50: Nos. 50-41

Bengals First 50: Nos. 40-31

Bengals First 50: Nos. 30-21

Bengals First 50: Nos. 20-11 

The Bengals First 50 and other Bengals Legends will be recognized during halftime ceremonies at every regular season home game, which will include video highlights and an on-field presentation.

Visit Bengals.com/50 to stay up-to-date on all plans and announcements surrounding the Bengals 50th Season. Fans also are encouraged to use the hashtag #Bengals50 on social media.

BENGALS FIRST 50 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

10 – James Brooks: Four-time Pro Bowler. Holds team record for average yards per rushing attempt (4.80). In top five for career rushing yards (6647), rushing attempts (1344), rushing touchdowns (37), rushing yards in a game (201) and 100-yard games (17). Member of Super Bowl XXIII team.

9 – Isaac Curtis: Bengals first round draft selection in 1973. Four-time Pro Bowler. Holds team record for average yards per reception (17.07). Third in team history for receiving yards (7101), receiving touchdowns (53) and 100-yard games (20). 

8 – Boomer Esiason: Three-time Pro Bowler who led Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII. Named NFL Most Valuable Player in 1988. Holds team records for most 300-yard games (23), passing yards in a game (490) and average yards per passing attempt (7.62). Second in team history for career passing yards (27,149) and touchdown passes (187).

7 – Cris Collinsworth: Three-time Pro Bowler. Led team in receiving yards in Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XXIII. Ranks in the top five in team history for total receptions (417), career receiving yards (6698), average yards per reception (16.06) and most 100-yard games (18).

6 – David Fulcher: Three-time Pro Bowler. Tied for most interceptions by a safety in a season (eight in 1989) and ranks third in team history for total interceptions (31). Recorded several key tackles, a sack and forced a fumble in Super Bowl XXIII.

5 – Jim Breech: Bengals all-time leading scorer, with 1151 points. Scored in 186 consecutive games. Thirteen year career with the Bengals is tied for fourth longest in team history. Member of Super Bowl XVI and XXIII teams.

4 – Chad Johnson: Six-time Pro Bowler (tied for second-most in team history). Bengals career leader in receptions (751), receiving yards (10,783), receiving touchdowns (66) and most 100-yard games (31). Second all-time in total touchdowns (66), behind FB Pete Johnson (70).

3 – Tim Krumrie: Never missed a game during his Bengals playing career. Started 166 of his 193 games, including a stretch of 160 starts in 161 games. Led team in tackles five times, an unusual feat for an interior lineman. Made Pro Bowl in 1987 and 1988.

2 – Ken Anderson: Four-time Pro Bowler who led the Bengals to Super Bowl XVI. Named NFL Most Valuable Player in 1981. Sixteen year career with the Bengals is longest in team history. Holds team records for passing attempts (4475), completions (2654), passing yards (32,838) and touchdown passes (197).

1 – Anthony Munoz: Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998, his first year of eligibility. Eleven-time Pro Bowler, the most in team history. Earned All-Pro honors every season from 1981-91. Received NFL's Man of the Year Award in 1991. Played in both Bengals' Super Bowl games.

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