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CINCINNATI BENGALS
American Football League
Expansion Team

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       The Cincinnati Bengals were an American Football League team only for the last two years of  the league's existence, 1968 and 1969.  The first player selected in the expansion draft was a quarterback, the University of Buffalo's John Stofa, from the Miami Dolphins.

        The Bengals restored professional football to the Queen City after an absence of thirty years.  In the two years they were in the AFL, they accomplished the remarkable feat of having Rookies of the Year in both years: Paul Robinson in 1968 and Greg Cook in 1969.

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Cincinnati Bengals
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Hall of Fame

Sherrill Headrick
Bobby Hunt
Ernie Wright

Paul Brown*

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PAUL ROBINSON

        Paul Robinson played only one year at the University of Arizona, but in his first year as a professional, he gained 1,023 yards rushing and scored eight touchdowns.  He was named All-AFL and led the Western AFL All-Star team to victory over the Eastern All-Stars.

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American Football League Rookie of the Year
1968

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GREG COOK

        The University of Cincinnati's 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback Greg Cook stayed in Cincinnati to play Professional Football.  In his rookie year, he passed for 1,854 yards and 15 touchdowns.  Injury prevented him from reaching his potential with the Bengals.

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American Football League Rookie of the Year
1969

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