Ken Riley, a member of the Bengals Ring of Honor, is one snap away from induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Ken Riley, a member of the Bengals Ring of Honor, has only seen his 65 interceptions surpassed once since his final game at Riverfront Stadium in 1983.
Riley's campaign managed to hold on when 12 other candidates, including some famous ones, contested the ballot.
Ken Anderson, a fellow member of the Ring of Honor, is one of the three senior nominees moving on to the Hall finals, which are scheduled for the third week of January.
Riley must receive 80 percent of the 49-member Hall board of selectors' vote to join the Hall as the only other Bengal.
The first, Anthony Munoz, will mark the 25th anniversary of his first ballot election at the Canton, Ohio shrine's next induction ceremony next summer.
Riley has the most interceptions for a single club.
In the group of athletes who have been retired for at least 25 years, Riley is joined by former Jets defensive lineman Joe Klecko and Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley.
They will be joined by 15 players from the current age who have been retired for no more than 25 years but at least five years.
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