Cincinnati Bengals' All-Time Top 5: Linebackers

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3.) Reggie Williams

Williams was drafted in the third round of the 1976 NFL Draft. He played fourteen seasons, (including two Super Bowls, XVI (1982) and XXIII (1989)) for the Bengals. During his career Williams amassed 62.5 sacks, which is the second most in Bengals history, as well as 16 interceptions and 23 fumble recoveries. Williams has received numerous honors, including selection to the NFL All-Rookie Team (1976), the Byron “Whizzer” White Award for Humanitarian Service (1985), the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award (1986), and Sports Illustrated’s Co-Sportsman of the Year (1987). He is still one of the most recognized figure heads in the Cincinnati area. He is one of a few to give as much off the field as he did on it.

2.) Jim LeClair

One of the most intriguing characters in Bengals history. He became famous for wrestling a bear at the Cincinnati Convention Center as promotional stunt for the Army reserve during his two weeks of annual training. LeClair fought the Bear to a draw. He made the Pro Bowl in 1976. He played in era in which several of todays top stats were not tracked. He is only credited with 3.5 Sacks, 10 Interceptions, 10 Fumble Recoveries, and 1 Defensive Touchdown. He was definitely a man who played the game as big as he could. If you’re a true Bengals fan, then you know exatcly why he makes this list. It simply goes without saying.

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  • SeanOD

    Hit the nail on the head with this one. Can’t say I would have changed anything here. Although I do have to give an honorable mention to Carl Zander. Loved that guy in the late 80′s.