Former Bengals player to be enshrined in football Hall of Fame

Former Bengals player to be enshrined in football Hall of Fame

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Kimo von Oehlhofen had a fairly undistinguished 14-year NFL career - the first six seasons were spent with the Bengals - but it was apparently good enough to get the defensive lineman enshrined in a football Hall of Fame ... the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.

According to, von Oehlhofen is among five former players who will be enshrined on Jan. 20, 2018 in Oahu, Hawaii.

The Polynesian Hall of Fame was established in 2013 to honor Polynesia’s greatest players, coaches and contributors. Polynesia covers an area of over 800,000 square miles in the Pacific Ocean, with New Zealand, Hawaii, and Easter Island at its points.

Von Oehlofen was born Kaunakakai, Hawaii.

He was selected in the sixth round of the 1994 draft by the Bengals and played 79 games, 36 of which were starts, over his six seasons with the team.

In 2000 he signed with the Steelers and started 94 of 95 games he played for them over the next six seasons. He is best known during his career with Pittsburgh (at least in Cincinnati) for delivering the hit that knocked Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer out of the 2005 playoff game between the teams early in the first quarter. Pittsburgh went on to win that game 31-17. The Steelers went on to win the Super Bowl that season.

Von Oehlhofen played for the New York Jets in 2006 and finished his career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007.

He was never selected to the Pro Bowl, but did play 198 games in his career, 147 of which were starts.

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