Bacon, a defensive end, played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1968-72 before he was traded to the Bengals for wide receiver Charlie Joiner.
Bengals owner Mike Brown said in a statement:
"Coy was a tremendous player for the Bengals, the greatest pass rusher our team has ever had. After he left the team, he worked hard to make life better for youths in the Ironton area. What he did was admirable, something all of us respect."
Bacon died in his hometown of Ironton, Ohio.
Coy Bacon dies at 66 [LA Times]