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Levi Jones and Vernon Holland highlight the list of former Bengals to wear No. 76.

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When it comes to the No. 76, the best Bengal to ever represent the number may have been the man Andrew Whitworth replaced.

Levi Jones was drafted out of Arizona State in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft to become the team's franchise left tackle. He became just that, anchoring the offensive line for seven years before knee injuries ended his career earlier than anticipated.

Here is a look at all former Bengals who've worn roster No. 76:

Jim Griffin........................ 1968

Frank Cornish ................. 1970

Vernon Holland ............... 1971-79

Glen Collins .................... 1982-85

Jeff Smith ........................ 1987

Kirk Scrafford .................. 1990-92

Trent Pollard ................... 1994-96

Mike Doughty .................. 1999-2000

Levi Jones....................... 2002-08

Before Jones, the No. 76 didn't have much of a history in Cincinnati. You have to go all the way back to the 1970s before you find a guy who wore the number for more than four seasons. That man was offensive tackle Vernon Holland. Over the course of nine years, Holland started 118 games at right tackle for the Bengals.

Other than Holland and Jones, defensive Glen Collins was the only other Bengal to wear that number for more than three years. He played in 55 games with seven starts in Cincinnati while registering nine sacks and two fumble recoveries.