Anthony Muñoz Named to NFL 100 All-Time Team

Anthony Muñoz’s stalwart play was the key to the success that propelled Cincinnati to three AFC Central Division titles and two AFC championships (1981 and 1988).
Anthony Muñoz’s stalwart play was the key to the success that propelled Cincinnati to three AFC Central Division titles and two AFC championships (1981 and 1988).

The most decorated player in Bengals history is receiving another honor.

Hall of Fame offensive tackle Anthony Muñoz has been named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team.

Muñoz, a 6-6, 278-pound offensive tackle, was the first-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals and the third player selected overall in the 1980 NFL Draft.

An exceptional straight-on blocker, Muñoz was agile, quick, and strong. He had great foot quickness and agility necessary to block quick defensive ends. Considered by many to be the premier tackle during his 13-seasons of play, he started 164 of 168 games from 1980-1990.

An all-around athlete, he even caught seven passes and scored four touchdowns on tackle eligible plays. Muñoz's stalwart play was the key to the success that propelled Cincinnati to three AFC Central Division titles and two AFC championships (1981 and 1988).

The recipient of virtually every possible honor, Muñoz was elected to 11 consecutive Pro Bowls and was named All-Pro 11 straight times from 1981 through 1991. He was named the NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1987, and 1988 and the NFL Players Association Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1985, 1988, and 1989.

In celebration of the league's 100th season, a roster of the 100 greatest players and 10 best coaches has been compiled. Over six consecutive Friday nights, host Rich Eisen will be joined by Patriots coach Bill Belichick and analyst Cris Collinsworth to introduce the All-Time Team on NFL Network.

The team is voted on by a 26-person committee comprised of coaches, team and front office executives, former players and members of the media.

Fast Facts

  • Full Name: Michael Anthony Muñoz
  • Birthdate: August 19, 1958
  • Birthplace: Ontario, California
  • High School: Chaffey (Ontario, CA)
  • Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 24, 1998
  • Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 1, 1998
  • Other Members of Class of 1998: Paul Krause, Tommy McDonald, Mike Singletary, Dwight Stephenson
  • Pro Career: 13 Seasons, 185 games
  • Drafted: 1st round (3rd player overall) in 1980 by Cincinnati Bengals
  • Uniform Number: 78
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