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When he retired he was the fourth most prolific interceptor of all-time and is currently tied for fifth with 65. One of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the country at Florida A&M, he never played cornerback until he chalked up four interceptions as a Bengals rookie on his way to win or share three AFC interception titles. A savvy student of the game, the future coach racked up 21 interceptions after he turned 33 while playing a Bengals-record 207 games as the only defender in club history to play 15 seasons. He intercepted Patriots quarterback Joe Kapp twice in the 1970 finale that gave the Bengals their first division title. When the Bengals started 6-0 in 1975, he had an interception in four of the games. The next season in Joe Namath's last game as a Jet at Shea Stadium he picked him off twice and got Richard Todd once. In the last game of his career he had two interceptions in Minnesota. He became head coach and athletic director at his beloved A&M and is an inductee of the Black College Football Hall of Fame. A member of the Florida High School Association All-Century Team, he died in his hometown of Bartow on June 7, 2020.

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