Ken Harvey
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Harvey in 2011
No. 56, 57
Personal information
Born: (1965-05-06) May 6, 1965 (age 58)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Lanier (Austin)
NFL draft:1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:164
Fumbles recovered:11
Player stats at · PFR

Kenneth Ray Harvey (born May 6, 1965) is an American former professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the California Golden Bears. After his playing career, he became a fitness trainer for space tourists and a sports writer for The Washington Post.

Football career

Harvey played professional football in the National Football League as an outside linebacker for the Phoenix Cardinals and the Washington Redskins from 1988 to 1998. He played collegiately at the University of California, Berkeley and was selected by the Cardinals in the first round (12th overall) in the 1988 NFL Draft.[1] Harvey was a four-time Pro Bowl selection from 1994 to 1997. In his career, he appeared in 164 games and recorded 89 sacks.

Sports writer

Harvey began providing video commentary for the website of The Washington Post. His video column is titled Word on the Street with Ken Harvey. The formula for his videos is to interview Washington Redskins fans after each game. In addition to his videos he contributes to the online text column titled At The Game.[2]

Harvey also began writing a weekly sports column about the Redskins in October 2011 for the Joint Base Journal,[3] a publication produced by the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Public Affairs office.

Children's book author

Harvey has written several children's books, among them The Leftover Games, When Chocolate Milk Moved In, and The Fridge Games.[4] He also wrote a book in 2019 called Come Find Me, that was illustrated by actor, and former teammate, Terry Crews.

Of interest

Former president of the Washington Redskins Alumni Association.[5]


  1. ^ "1988 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-09-23.
  2. ^ Ken Harvey (December 30, 2006). "At The Game: Run, Tiki, Run ..." Washington Post. Archived from the original on August 25, 2012.
  3. ^ "JBAB provides quality child care services". Archived from the original on 2013-01-21.
  4. ^ "Ken Harvey Interview |". 26 February 2003.
  5. ^ "Ken Harvey Interview |". 26 February 2003.