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There's no debating who the best Bengal to wear the No. 77 is.

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The greatest Bengal to ever don the No. 77 thankfully still plays for Cincinnati.

Since being drafted out of LSU in the 2006 draft, Andrew Whitworth slowly rose to become one of the game's best offensive lineman. He's also done it at the all-important left tackle position. He may not get the recognition he deserves around the league, but anyone who claims to be a Bengals fan knows just how important Whitworth has been to the franchise.

Here's a look at all of the Bengals who've worn the No. 77 jersey:

Bob Kelly......................... 1968

Frank Peters ................... 1969

Bob Maddox .................... 1974

Mike Wilson .................... 1978-85

Mark Tigges .................... 1987

Jim Rourke ...................... 1988

Scott Jones ..................... 1989, ’91

Kevin Sargent ................. 1992-98

Victor Leyva .................... 2001-03

Andrew Whitworth ........... 2006-12

After Whit, the next longest-tenured Bengal with that number was offensive tackle Mike Wilson. Of his 12 years in the NFL, eight of them were in Cincinnati. The other four were in Seattle. He actually began his pro football career in the CFL in 1977 before making the NFL leap.

After him, offensive tackle Kevin Sargent spent seven years in Cincinnati with the No. 77. He started 73 games to go with 83 total games played, all of which were played for the Bengals.