As one of the first universities to have a football team, Cincinnati has quite a tradition. They have played in over 1,100 games and have had their fair share of talent come through the program.
While the tradition is not there compared to that of other big-name programs, the Bearcats have historically had talented players, particularly on the defensive side of the ball.
They have produced a number of talented pass-rushers who have dominated the college level and went on to star in the NFL.
Here are the 20 best defensive players in Cincinnati Bearcats football history.