The Bengals announced the creation of a ring of honor at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday. The building is named after one of the first two members.
Hall of Fame tackle Anthony Muñoz, along with Brown, is the first member of the organization to be anchored. Brown formed the team and was its first coach and general manager, while Muñoz was an all-pro nine times and won the NFL Man of the Year award during his 13 years in Cincinnati.
“I am humble to be a member of the opening class of the Bengal Ring of Honor alongside Paul Brown,” said Muñoz in a statement released by the team. “I think of all the guys I’ve played with when I think of that honor. The organization has had some amazing, amazing players in the over 50 years of its existence. I think it’s great because now we all guys can party and that’s what it’s about. “
Two more members will be elected by the subscribers, and all four will be officially admitted at halftime of this year’s Bengals game.