John Stofa, first Cincinnati Bengals player, dies at 79 – Bull Dog Reports


John Stofa

CINCINNATI — John Stofa, the Cincinnati Bengals’ first player, died over the weekend at age 79. Known as “The Original Bengal,” the team said Stofa recently battled Parkinson’s.

known as ‘The Original Bengal,’ died over the weekend at age 79.

Paul Brown traded for the University of Buffalo grad before Cincinnati’s inaugural season in 1968.

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