Why are Cincinnati called Bengals?

The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football team based in Cincinnati. The Bengals compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference North division.



The team is known to have its mascot being a  Bengal tiger (Who Dey) whiles the team is head coached by  Zac Taylor with its home stadium being the  Paul Brown Stadium.

Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals general manager happens to be  Mike Brown (de facto) and have their fighting song been the Bengals Growl.



According to reports, the team home games are held in downtown Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium.

Why are Cincinnati called Bengals?

Brown chose the name Bengals as a link to a local pro team called the Cincinnati Bengals that had played from 1937 to 1941.

Player # Pos HT WT Age Exp College

Hakeem Adeniji

77 G 6-4 315 24 3 Kansas

Cal Adomitis

48 LS 6-2 238 24 R Pittsburgh

Brandon Allen

8 QB 6-2 209 29 6 Arkansas

Tycen Anderson

26 S 6-2 209 23 R Toledo

Eli Apple

20 CB 6-1 203 26 7 Ohio State

Chidobe Awuzie

22 CB 6-0 202 27 6 Colorado

Joe Bachie

49 LB 6-2 235 24 2 Michigan State

Markus Bailey

51 LB 6-0 235 25 3 Purdue

Jessie Bates III

30 S 6-1 200 25 5 Wake Forest

Vonn Bell

24 S 5-11 215 27 7 Ohio State

Tyler Boyd

83 WR 6-2 203 27 7 Pittsburgh

Ben Brown

62 C 6-5 312 24 R Mississippi

Jake Browning

6 QB 6-2 209 26 1 Washington

Joe Burrow

9 QB 6-4 215 25 3 LSU

Alex Cappa

65 G 6-6 310 27 5 Humboldt State

Jackson Carman

79 G 6-5 322 22 2 Clemson

Zach Carter

95 DT 6-4 290 23 R Florida

Ja’Marr Chase

1 WR 6-0 201 22 2 LSU

Drue Chrisman

4 P 6-2 211 25 1 Ohio State

Devin Cochran

76 OT 6-7 310 24 R Georgia Tech

La’el Collins

71 OT 6-4 314 29 8 LSU

Abu Daramy-Swaray

43 DB 5-9 185 26 R Colgate

Domenique Davis

72 DT 6-3 315 N/A R UNC Pembroke

Jalen Davis

35 CB 5-10 190 26 3 Utah State

Akeem Davis-Gaither

59 LB 6-2 228 24 3 Appalachian State

Nick Eubanks

86 TE 6-5 256 25 1 Michigan

Chris Evans

25 HB 5-11 215 24 2 Michigan

Tre Flowers

33 CB 6-3 200 27 5 Oklahoma State

Lamont Gaillard

61 C 6-3 326 26 3 Georgia

Allan George

42 CB 5-11 191 23 R Vanderbilt

Jeff Gunter

93 DE 6-4 263 23 R Coastal Carolina

Clark Harris

46 LS 6-5 250 38 14 Rutgers

Jaivon Heiligh

15 WR 6-2 202 22 R Coastal Carolina

Trayvon Henderson

41 S 6-0 205 26 2 Hawaii

Trey Hendrickson

91 DE 6-4 270 27 6 Florida Atlantic

Clarence Hicks

50 LB 6-2 230 23 R Texas-San Antonio

Tee Higgins

85 WR 6-4 219 23 3 Clemson

B.J. Hill

92 DT 6-3 311 27 5 N.C. State

Dax Hill

23 S 6-0 191 21 R Michigan

Trey Hill

63 C 6-3 335 22 2 Georgia

Mike Hilton

21 CB 5-9 184 28 6 Mississippi

Delonte Hood

37 CB 5-11 192 21 R Peru State College (Ne)

Sam Hubbard

94 DE 6-5 265 27 5 Ohio State

Kevin Huber

10 P 6-1 210 37 14 Cincinnati

Wyatt Hubert

56 DE 6-3 260 24 1 Kansas State

Hayden Hurst

88 TE 6-4 250 28 5 South Carolina

Trenton Irwin

16 WR 6-2 200 26 2 Stanford

Raymond Johnson III

69 DE 6-3 270 23 2 Georgia Southern

Clay Johnston

44 LB 6-1 232 25 2 Baylor

Keandre Jones

47 LB 6-3 220 24 1 Maryland

Shermari Jones

27 RB 6-0 225 21 R Coastal Carolina

Khalid Kareem

90 DE 6-4 268 24 3 Notre Dame

Ted Karras

64 C 6-4 310 29 7 Illinois

Kwamie Lassiter II

18 WR 5-11 185 24 R Kansas

Evan McPherson

2 K 5-11 185 23 2 Florida

Joe Mixon

28 HB 6-1 220 26 6 Oklahoma

Stanley Morgan

17 WR 6-0 205 25 4 Nebraska

Thaddeus Moss

81 TE 6-3 240 24 2 LSU

Desmond Noel

60 G 6-4 310 24 R Florida Atlantic

Joseph Ossai

58 DE 6-4 263 22 2 Texas

Samaje Perine

34 HB 5-11 235 26 6 Oklahoma

Germaine Pratt

57 LB 6-2 250 26 4 NC State

Isaiah Prince

75 OT 6-7 300 25 3 Ohio State

Kendric Pryor

19 WR 5-11 187 24 R Wisconsin

Bookie Radley-Hiles

38 CB/S 5-9 183 23 R Washington

DJ Reader

98 DT 6-3 335 28 7 Clemson

Justin Rigg

87 TE 6-6 260 24 R Kentucky

Cam Sample

96 EDGE 6-3 272 22 2 Tulane

Drew Sample

89 TE 6-4 255 26 4 Washington

Tegray Scales

45 LB 6-0 227 26 1 Indiana

Tyler Shelvin

99 DT 6-3 350 24 2 LSU

D’Ante Smith

70 G 6-5 309 24 2 East Carolina

Jack Sorenson

14 WR 6-0 192 25 R Miami (Ohio)

Noah Spence

52 DE 6-2 263 28 5 Eastern Kentucky

Trent Taylor

11 WR 5-8 181 28 5 Louisiana Tech

Cam Taylor-Britt

29 CB 6-0 202 22 R Nebraska

Michael Thomas

31 S 5-11 192 32 9 Stanford

Mike Thomas

80 WR 6-1 197 27 7 Southern Mississippi

Tariqious Tisdale

97 DT/DE 6-5 285 24 R Mississippi

Josh Tupou

68 DT 6-3 340 28 5 Colorado

Cordell Volson

67 OL 6-7 315 24 R North Dakota State

Scotty Washington

82 TE 6-5 247 25 1 Wake Forest

Carson Wells

53 LB 6-3 245 23 R Colorado

Mitchell Wilcox

84 TE 6-4 250 25 2 South Florida

Pooka Williams Jr.

12 WR 5-9 177 23 1 Kansas

Jonah Williams

73 OT 6-4 312 24 4 Alabama

Trayveon Williams

32 HB 5-8 206 24 4 Texas A&M

Brandon Wilson

40 S 5-10 200 28 6 Houston

Logan Wilson

55 LB 6-2 245 26 3 Wyoming