Bengals History

Ranking the Bengals Ring of Honor nominees based on legacy

Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /
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Kicker Jim Breech, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
Kicker Jim Breech, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /

12. Jim Breech

Bengals kicker from 1980-1992

Jim Breech is a kicker, and you could make a case for him to be placed behind the other three guys but Breech was automatic. If you think Evan McPherson is the real deal, go turn on the tapes of Breech as a kicker. He didn’t have the leg that McPherson has, but the man simply rarely missed kicks.

In his 13-year career with the stripes, he is the all-time leader in points scored with 1,551, and he scored in 186 games straight. He is the greatest kicker in franchise history, and it’s not even a debate.

Breech is the only kicker in NFL history to attempt nine or more overtime field goal attempts, and he made every single one of them. He is not only a Bengals great but also an NFL all-time great at the position. He still remains a key piece within the Bengals and Cincinnati community with charities and promotions.

11. David Fulcher 

Bengals safety from 1986-1992

Although David Fulcher did not have a long Bengals career, he made his presence and impacted well known across the NFL and the Cincinnati fanbase. Fulcher was a three-time Pro Bowler and is tied for the most interceptions in a single season by a safety.

He only played six seasons with the Bengals yet still ranks third all-time in interceptions in franchise history. His production in that short of a time is astronomical. Fulcher was a pure and natural talent.

In Super Bowl XXIII, he recorded a sack, a forced fumble, and multiple key tackles throughout the game. Fulcher was not just a ballhawk; he was an elite tackler and led the team twice in tackles. He had three postseason interceptions, which are tied for the most in franchise history with Ken Riley.

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