During the Marvin Lewis era, the players to sport jersey number 52 includes a set of linebackers like Nate Webster and Lemar Marshall, Dwayne Levels, A.J. Nicholson and Abdul Hodge. And of those names, Hodge has been the most productive on the team, sporting good performances on special teams. But not good enough to be considered as one of the best players to wear the number.
Dave Rimington, the Bengals starting center for five seasons (1983-1987), was a first round draft pick (25th overall) during the 1983 NFL Draft. Rimington is mostly known as being one of the greatest centers to ever play college football, even having the award for the nation's best center re-named after him in 2000. He was named as the best center in Sports Illustrated's NCAA Football All-Century Team, as well as the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-Century Team. His number 50 is only one of sixteen Cornhuskers to have his name retired at Nebraska. Rimington is currently on the Boomer Esiason foundation as the organization's president since 1995.
Tom Dinkel, the husband of the more famous Jeni Lee, played 92 games with 23 starts during his eight-season career with the Bengals, posting eight fumble recoveries, an interception and half a quarterback sack as the teams linebacker.