In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast we talk about Ken Riley getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Kenneth Riley was a cornerback in the NFL and Quarterback for FAMU. Before his professional career, Riley played quarterback for Florida A&M University. Under coach Jake Gaither, Riley led the Rattlers to a 23-7 record and three Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles. In addition to being a skilled athlete, Riley also excelled academically. He earned his team’s scholastic award and a Rhodes Scholar candidacy. In 1982, Riley was enshrined in Florida A&M’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He spent his entire career with the Cincinnati Bengals, first in the American Football League (AFL) in 1969 and then the National Football League (NFL) from 1970 through 1983. Riley recorded 65 interceptions in his career, which was the fourth most in NFL history at the time of his retirement behind three members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Dick Lane, Emlen Tunnell, and Paul Krause. But despite his accomplishments, he was never an exceptionally well known or popular player. Riley was never once selected to play in the AFL All-Star Game or the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, but in 2023, after decades of waiting, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Life and Football Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, Pocketcasts, Radio Public, Stitcher, Player FM, & YouTube!!