Former Cleveland Browns’ head coach Paul Brown formed the Bengals in 1966 as a member of the American Football League (AFL), and they began play in the 1968 season. From the team’s establishment to 1975, Brown served as their head coach.
Bengals All-Time Defensive Players
Meet some prominent Cincinnati Bengals players that made their mark as far as the Defensive end is concerned.
Gene “Geno” Raynard Atkins Jr. is a free agent defensive tackle in the National Football League. He was picked in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals after playing college football at Georgia. He made a total of 384 tackles in his entire career in the Bengals team.
Carlos Dunlap II is a defensive end in the National Football League for the Seattle Seahawks. He was a vital player of the 2009 BCS National Championship Game-winning Florida Gators team. Tackles amount to 537.
Justin Smith, well known by his moniker “The Cowboy,” is a former National Football League defensive end. He was an All-American in college at Missouri and was picked fourth overall in the NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2001. He compiled 880 as total tackles.
Takeo Gerard Spikes is a former National Football League linebacker. He was a member of Auburn University’s football team. In the 1998 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected him 13th overall. His tackles amount to 1,423.
Spikes is one of just seven linebackers in NFL history to have started more than 200 games.
Reggie Lee Nelson was a former safety in the National Football League. He was a part of the University of Florida’s national championship squad and earned consensus All-American honors. Has a total defensive stats as 830
Daniel Raymon Wilkinson is a retired defensive tackle in the National Football League who spent 13 years in the league. Tackles amount to 388. The Cincinnati Bengals selected him first overall in the 1994 NFL Draft.
Lemar R. Parrish is a former professional American football defensive back who played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, and Buffalo Bills in the National Football League.
He made 2,709. Punt kick and return yards