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Bengals First 50 Countdown: 30-21

Posted Jul 18, 2017

The Bengals First 50 recognizes the top 50 retired Bengals players as voted on by fans and media. Here are the results for 30-21


Rank

Name

Position

Bengals Career

30

Tommy Casanova

S-PR

1972-77

29

Eddie Brown

WR

1985-91

28

Louis Breeden

CB

1977-87

27

TJ Houshmandzadeh

WR-PR

2001-08

26

Carl Pickens

WR-PR

1992-99

25

Pat McInally

P-WR

1976-85

24

Ickey Woods

FB

1988-91

23

Rodney Holman

TE

1982-92

22

Dan Ross

TE

1979-83, '85

21

Rudi Johnson

HB

2001-07

 

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.

Ten players will be announced each day at 10:00 a.m. on Bengals.com with a video countdown featuring Bengals radio broadcasters Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham.

 

Date

Countdown

Wednesday, July 19

Nos. 20-11

Thursday, July 20

Nos. 10-1

 

Bengals First 50 - Nos. 50-41

Bengals First 50 - Nos. 40-31

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

30 – Tommy Casanova: Three-time Pro Bowler. Named to NFL All-Rookie team in 1972 and selected by fans as Most Valuable Player. Fifth in team history for punt return yards, with 784 yards on 91 punts.

29 – Eddie Brown: Bengals first round draft selection in 1985 and named Offensive Rookie of the Year. Holds team record for average yards per reception in a season (24.02 in 1988). Sixth in team history for career receiving yards (6134). Member of Super Bowl XXIII team. Made Pro Bowl in 1988.

28 – Louis Breeden: Member of Super Bowl XVI team. Tied for team record for longest interception return, with a 102-yard touchdown return. Second in team history for career interceptions (33), career interception return yards (558) and interception return yards in a season (145).

27 – TJ Houshmandzadeh: Holds team record for total receptions in a season, with 112 receptions in 2007. Third in team history with 507 total receptions. Led team in catches for three straight years from 2006-08. Made Pro Bowl in 2007.

26 – Carl Pickens: Holds team records for most receiving touchdowns in a season (17 in 1995) and most receptions in a game (13 in 1998). First Bengal to reach 500 receptions. Second in team history in receptions (530), career receiving touchdowns (63) and consecutive 100-yard games (four). Made Pro Bowl in 1995 and 1996.

25 – Pat McInally: Second in team history for total punts (700) and career punting yards (29,307). Placed 157 punts inside the 20-yard line and averaged 41.87 yards per punt in his career. Made Pro Bowl in 1981.

24 – Ickey Woods: Holds team record for rushing touchdowns in a season (15). Rushed for 1066 yards as a rookie, helping to make the Bengals the NFL's number one rushing team in 1988. Member of Super Bowl XXIII team. All-rookie in 1988.

23 – Rodney Holman: Three-time Pro Bowler and member of Super Bowl XXIII team. Versatile player who was an excellent blocker and good pass receiver with speed and strength to make big plays.

22 – Dan Ross: Instrumental in development of the modern passing game. Scored two touchdowns in Super Bowl XVI. Tied for third for most receptions in a Super Bowl (11 receptions for 104 yards). Made Pro Bowl in 1982. All-rookie in 1979.

21 – Rudi Johnson: Holds team records for rushing attempts in a season (361), rushing attempts in a game (43) and rushing yards in a season (1458). Second in team history for career rushing touchdowns (48) and most 100-yard games (19). Made 2004 Pro Bowl.

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