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Updated: 01/13/2013 08:00:17AM

Effort under way to get Riley into Hall of Fame

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Ken Riley shows off memorabilia from both his college and NFL career. A grassroots effort has been underway the past several years to get him into the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio as a member of the elite, prestigious organization.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


On display in his home is the helmete Ken Riley wore as a Cincinnati Bengal.

By STEVE STEINER

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Getting into any sports hall of fame is no easy accomplishment, as not just statistics are considered, so too is character on and off the field. Even then, it is no guarantee that prestigious honor will be bestowed upon those deserving. Such is the situation with Bartow native Ken Riley.

As an NFL player who spent his entire 15-year playing career with the Cincinnati Bengals, Riley posted impressive statistics. From 1969 to 1983, as a cornerback, he intercepted 65 passes that he returned for 596 yards and five touchdowns. Also among other accomplishments, on three separate occasions, he intercepted a pass three times in a game. He led the league three times in interceptions.

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