Paul Brown's Hall of Fame bust.
Brown coached the Bengals from 1968-1975 and remained the owner of the team until his death in 1991.
Brown guided the team to the playoffs following the 1970 season. In doing so, the Bengals became the fastest expansion franchise to see postseason action.
Also the coach, Brown led the Bengals to victory in the team's first ever regular seaason game in 1968.
Brown named his expansion team the Bengals after earlier Cincinnati pro teams of the same name in the 1930s.
For his efforts, Brown was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1967.
Brown was awarded an AFL expansion franchise in 1967.
After his time in Cleveland, Brown had the urge to get back into pro football.
Brown coached the Cleveland Browns from 1946-1962.
Brown built Cleveland into a dynasty with a 167-53-8 record, four AAFC titles and three NFL crowns.
Paul Brown grew up in Massillon, Ohio where he played and later coached for the Massillon Tigers.