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Pat McInally: Pat McInally’s life off field has eclipsed on-field achievements – latimes.com (via Don in Mass)

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As a life long and former Bengals fan, I just had to share this post from Don in Mass. It’s a where are they now piece on one of my all time favorite Bengals: Pat McInally. While McInally is well known in the NFL for being the only player to score a 50 on the Wonderlic test, he is revered throughout Bengaldom for his play as a punter and part-time wide receiver during the 70’s, when the Bengals actually managed to field some pretty good teams.

My favorite memory of McInally came during a bitter rival game with the Steelers in the late 70’s; during a punt, McInally was laid out by the fierce rush of the original Steel Curtain. So much so, that he had to be strapped to a board and carted off the field. Late in the fourth quarter, he returned to catch a long touchdown pass from Ken Anderson to upset the Steelers, as well as upsetting my step mom, who is a huge Steelers fan šŸ˜‰

Thanks for publishing the post Don, you made my day by taking me in the way back machine!

Pat McInally: Pat McInally's life off field has eclipsed on-field achievements - latimes.com Harvard graduate and former Cincinnati Bengals punter/receiver Pat McInally, is now coaching high school football in Southern California, and is doing it without pay. McInally scored a 50 on the Wonderlic intelligence test, prior to the 1975 NFL draft, and no other football player has done it. Whether your a football fan or not, it is an interesting story. Read it at the LA Times Pat McInally: Pat McInally’s life off field has eclipsed on-field a ā€¦ Read More

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