ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former Cincinnati Bengals standout Ken Riley, who was also a coach and athletic director at his alma mater Florida A&M, has died.
The university made the announcement Sunday. Riley was 72. He played 15 seasons for the Bengals as a defensive back, with 65 career interceptions for 596 yards, and five touchdowns.
The interceptions rank fifth in NFL history. He also recovered 18 fumbles. Before his NFL career, Riley was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Rattlers.
Later, he returned to become Florida A&M’s head football coach and then athletic director. The university did not reveal a cause of death.