Anthony Muñoz is an American former professional football player. He played college football at the University of Southern California. He also played baseball there, pitching for USC's national championship team in 1978.
Munoz was an offensive tackle for 13 seasons with the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals. Muñoz was the third overall pick in the 1980 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. His selection was viewed as a major risk by many pundits since knee problems limited the 6 ft. 6, 280-pound Muñoz to just a combined 16 games in his junior and senior seasons, though he did return for USC's 17–16 Rose Bowl win over Ohio State University on New Year's Day in 1980. However, Muñoz became a starter in his rookie season and remained a fixture at left tackle for the Bengals for 13 seasons and is considered one of, if not the greatest offensive linemen in NFL history. Despite his history of injuries, Muñoz missed just three games during his first 12 seasons. In addition to his talents as a blocker, Anthony Muñoz was also a capable receiver, notching seven receptions for 18 yards and scoring four touchdowns on tackle-eligible plays. Muñoz played both Bengals' Super Bowl appearances.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. In October 2015, Muñoz received the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Medallion of Excellence for his contributions to the Hispanic community.