Bengals Induct Inaugural Ring of Honor Class on Thursday Night

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Members of the Cincinnati Bengals take the field during player introductions prior to an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. The Bengals won 27-24. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Witness history at Paul Brown Stadium as the Bengals induct the inaugural Ring of Honor class. The celebration takes place in primetime on Sept. 30 when the Bengals play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

The inaugural class of Ken Anderson, Paul Brown, Anthony Muñoz and Ken Riley will be inducted during a halftime ceremony featuring a video tribute, the official unveiling of the names of the inductees on the stadium's east facade and a special jacket presentation. The Bengals teamed up with Over-the-Rhine retailer and suit brand Pursuit to create a custom Ring of Honor jacket that will be given to each inductee. For more information on the Ring of Honor, visit

The Ring of Honor celebration kicks off pregame with the Ruler of The Jungle ceremony. For the first time, the Bengals will have three Rulers of The Jungle highlighting the former players in the inaugural class. Rulers of The Jungle Ken Anderson, Anthony Muñoz and Ken Riley II will lead the stadium in the Who Dey chant right before kickoff.

A year ago today the Bengals announced the Ring of Honor.

Look back at some of the top photos from the Bengals inaugural Ring of Honor Class: Ken Anderson, Paul Brown, Anthony Munoz and Ken Riley. The class was honored in a ceremony at halftime of the Bengals' Thursday night home game against the Jaguars on Sept. 30th 2021.

In addition to the Ring of Honor, the Bengals will recognize the 40th anniversary of the 1981 team's Super Bowl appearance. Nearly 40 members of the 1981 team will be present at the game.

Tickets are available on all three levels of Paul Brown Stadium. The best place to buy tickets is directly through the Bengals: there are no processing fees on tickets purchased through the team, which saves fans on average 30% compared to tickets purchased on the secondary market. Fans can visit or call the Bengals Ticket Hotline at (513) 621-8383 to purchase tickets with no fees.