Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023
Legendary Bengals CB Ken Riley was officially announced as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2023 at the NFL Honors ceremony on Feb. 9.
Riley, who passed away in 2020 at the age of 72, was one of three senior nominees selected to this year's class, joining Cowboys LB Chuck Howley and Jets defensive lineman Joe Klecko. He played in 207 games over 15 seasons (1969-83) for Cincinnati and had a team-record 65 career INTs, which also ranks tied for the fifth most in NFL history. Ken Riley II represented his father at the NFL Honors when he was introduced by Riley's former Bengals teammate and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Anthony Munoz.
Riley and the rest of the Class of 2023 will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
“Ken Riley was a wonderful person ... everyone at all levels with the team respected him. Ken looked out for others. He was known as someone who would help. Had he lived Ken would have delighted in being selected for the Hall of Fame. Now the extended Bengals family will have to do that for him. We miss him and we celebrate him.” Bengals President Mike Brown