Cincinnati Bengals Ring of Honor | Frequently Asked Questions



What is the Ring of Honor?

The Ring of Honor recognizes former players, coaches and individuals who have played a significant role in the franchise's history and tradition. The Ring of Honor is displayed on the East façade inside Paul Brown Stadium and live on the team's digital channels.

Why did the Bengals start a Ring of Honor?

The Ring of Honor is part of an exciting new chapter that celebrates the past and represents the start of new traditions. The Bengals want to build a sense of community and the Ring of Honor is a powerful and impactful way to engage with fans and Bengals Legends. It is more than names on the façade. The Ring of Honor creates an archive that includes photos that bring faces to names and videos that tell the stories of Bengals Legends.

How was it determined to have four members in the inaugural class?

The Ring of Honor represents the best of the best. One of the most important factors was to build it in a thoughtful and sustainable way so that it maintains the excitement and engagement for years to come. An inaugural class of four maintains exclusivity, while also starting a great debate on who should be inducted this year and in future years.

What are the qualifications to be inducted?

Pro Football Hall of Fame members are automatically inducted. Players must be retired. Additional qualifications include Pro Bowls, team records, individual achievements and Bengals First 50 votes from fans and media.