FAMU legend Ken Riley is a member of Florida Sports Hall of Fame, the Florida A&M Hall of Fame, the Polk County Hall of Fame, the cities of Bartow and Tallahassee Halls of Fame, the public-school Hall of Fame, and can now call himself an HBCU Hall of Famer.
This week Riley will be inducted into the HBCU Hall of Fame though he is still not a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in spite of his impressive career.
The Cincinnati Bengals player was a fan favorite and had set the team record for interceptions with 65 throughout his 14 year career. The Bengals was the only team Riley would play for.
“Riley lives on as a legend in Bengals history.”
[quote_box_center]From Cincinnati.com: Riley lives on as a legend in Bengals history after a 14-year career (1969-83) where he set the team record for interceptions with 65. The Rattler, as he would be known, ranks fifth on the all-time NFL list for picks and the most by a player with a single team. His nine interceptions in the 1976 season are only topped in Bengals history by the 10 picks by Deltha O’Neal in 2004.[/quote_box_center]
The FAMU Rattler is one of six others to become a member of the HBCU Hall of Fame this weekend including former Jackson State head coach W.C. Gorden.