Two former Cincinnati Bengals roommates get together on the latest episode of In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics.
A multi-sport athlete at Villa Park High School in California, Pat McInally turned down playing basketball at UCLA under legendary coach John Wooden to play football at Harvard.
At Harvard, McInally would become a two-time football first-team All-Ivy League performer before being drafted in the 1975 NFL Draft.
Leading up to the draft, McInally scored the only recorded perfect score on the famed Wonderlic test, then was drafted in the fifth round of the draft by the Bengals. However, his start in professional football was delayed when he suffered a broken leg in the College All-Star Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, missing the 1975 season.
He returned in 1976 and played his entire career with the Bengals ending in 1985. After his playing career ended, McInally conceived the Starting Lineup series of Action Figures with Cincinnati-based Kenner.
McInally talks about his life on and off the field, why he’s excited about the return of the Starting Lineup series with Hasbro, and how he and his family are still big fans of the Bengals with huge expectations in 2022.