Former Cincinnati Bengals defensive again Ken Riley was (lastly) inducted into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame Saturday.
Bengals followers have been pushing for this for years, and Saturday, Riley’s household lastly obtained to see him immortalized in soccer greatness.
Followers had been buzzing in the course of the induction ceremony. Here’s a have a look at the Twitter reactions and highlights of his induction:
A recognition lengthy overdue…
That is the story of our legendary defensive again Ken Riley and his journey to the @ProFootballHOF.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 1, 2023
The Bengals launched a pleasant piece honoring Riley on Saturday morning.
Laborious to prime a Chris Berman introduction.
We obtained our first have a look at the bust that may characterize Riley in Canton.
Ken Riley beloved soccer. However the love of his life was his spouse, Barbara.
Though Ken is now not with us, having his spouse Current him as a Corridor of Famer is poetic. pic.twitter.com/YQupU9093M
— Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) August 5, 2023
Riley’s spouse, Barbara, was the right presenter to convey her late husband to the halls of the Corridor of Fame.
Congratulations to all the Riley household. Stunning to see Ken lastly get his due.
The best way Ken Riley II fought for his father’s identify since his passing has been unbelievable and inspirational. https://t.co/NhAifLKdz4
— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 5, 2023
Riley’s son, Ken Riley II, has been vocal in getting his father inducted. Being energetic with the fan base, group, and the Corridor of Fame itself. Watching him converse on his father’s behalf on the grandest stage of soccer was superior to observe.
Simply in case you wanted a reminder of how dominant “The Rattler” really was. Riley nonetheless ranks within the prime 5 all-time in interceptions.
New | Household and associates of Ken Riley need his overdue enshrinement in Canton to really feel like a celebration regardless of his passing three years in the past.
For Barbara Riley, his spouse of 53 years, it gained’t be really easy.
“It hurts me to see it come full circle.”https://t.co/975m3jmZKf
— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 3, 2023
Maybe the one unfavourable about Riley’s enshrinement is that it comes simply three years after his passing. Whereas his household is having fun with it, it’s clear they need he would have gotten these proverbial flowers whereas he was nonetheless with us.
Followers made the drive to characterize for Riley additionally:
All in all, it was a lovely day for Ken Riley, his household, and Bengals followers in every single place.
Congratulations to The Riley Household! Who Dey?!