6 oldest NFL players to ever wear a Bengals uniform

Leigh Oleszczak
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2. Ken Riley, DB (36.133 at the end of 1983 season)

The final two guys on the list are two of the biggest Bengals legends so it’s fitting that they’re the two oldest members in the team’s history. Ken Riley is the second-oldest, playing his final game (Dec. 17, 1983) at 36 years and 133 days old.

Riley was drafted in the sixth round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Bengals. What followed was a 15-year career with the team that drafted him. During that time, he was named All-Pro once, which happened in his final season in 1983 when he was 36 years old.

Riley was a member of the inaugural 2021 Ring of Honor class and fans are still hoping to see him get into the Hall of Fame someday. Unfortunately, he passed away before it happened.

When fans saw this article, they knew Riley would be high up on the list. He is indeed, still sitting as the second-oldest player to ever be in a Bengals uniform. The fact that he had his best season in his age 36 season shows how good Riley really was.