Leapin' Lemar's Hall Case: Deion Before Deion
When it comes to overlooked greats, the Bengals have a deep bench.
Ken Riley, who has the most interceptions by a cornerback since the merger. Ken Anderson, who has more NFL passing titles than all but two players. Isaac Curtis, the prototype of the modern pro receiver who made them change the rules. And this man. Leapin' Lemar.
HBCUs Have Played Prominent Role In Bengals History
As Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders uses his Hall-of-Fame pedigree to put the spotlight on football at historically black colleges and universities, the Bengals just observed the 45th anniversary of head coach Paul Brown's last and best team that featured a bevy of stars from that tiny game that once towered over the NFL landscape.
'Never gets old'
Ken Riley passed on to his son Ken the passion for football and a heck of a Paul Brown imitation. "Boy, he was something," says Riley the Elder to his old partners on the corner, Lemar Parrish and Louis Breeden. Both are on display this week when the Bengals host their first two alumni dinners celebrating the club's 50th anniversary and coinciding with each home game.