Anthony Muñoz. Michael Anthony Muñoz (born August 19, 1958), is an American former professional football player who was an offensive tackle for 13 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). Muñoz is widely considered to be one of the greatest offensive linemen in NFL history. He was inducted into the Pro ...
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Anthony Muñoz, a 6-6, 278-pound offensive tackle, was the first-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals and the third player selected overall in the 1980 NFL Draft. Some considered the pick a risk because of multiple knee injuries and the fact that he played only one full game his senior year at the University of Southern California. But as the two-time All-America lineman (1978-1979) proved, the concerns were unnecessary.
An exceptional straight-on blocker, Muñoz was agile, quick, and strong. He had great foot quickness and agility necessary to block quick defensive ends. Considered by many to be the premier tackle during his 13-seasons of play, he started 164 of 168 games from 1980-1990.
An all-around athlete, he even caught seven passes and scored four touchdowns on tackle eligible plays. His stalwart play was the key to the success that propelled Cincinnati to three AFC Central Division titles and two AFC championships (1981 and 1988).
The recipient of virtually every possible honor, Anthony was elected to 11 consecutive Pro Bowls and was named All-Pro 11 straight times from 1981 through 1991. He was named the NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1987, and 1988 and the NFL Players Association Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1985, 1988, and 1989.
Always in top-notch condition, Muñoz missed only three games due to injury. His rigorous workout routine included working out in the weight room he had installed in his home and running three to four miles every day. He set high personal standards and worked tirelessly to achieve them.
Born August 19, 1958, in Ontario, California, Muñoz was too big to play Pop Warner football as a youth. Instead, he concentrated on becoming an excellent baseball player. Eventually, as a college sophomore, he pitched for USCs national championship team in 1978. By then, however, it was clear that his size and his talents were more suited for football.
Anthony Munoz. Michael Anthony Munoz Position: T 6-6, 278lb (198cm, 126kg) Born: August 19, 1958 in Ontario, CA. College: USC. Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 138 (19th overall since 1960) High School: Chaffey Draft: Cincinnati Bengals in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1980 NFL Draft.
- August 19, 1958
Anthony Muñoz is one of Cincinnati’s true sports icons. Considered by many as the greatest offensive lineman in NFL history, Muñoz has a record of excellence that is unrivaled in Professional Football. An eleven-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, Muñoz is the only Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee in Cincinnati Bengals history.
Career Stats for T Anthony Munoz. YEAR TEAM G REC YDS AVG LNG TD 1st 1st% 20+ 40+ 1980 Cincinnati Bengals
For today's first edition of #FlashbackFridays, here is Anthony Muñoz. Offensive Tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals (1980-1992). He was an 11x pro-bowler an...
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