Ken Lehmann
Born: (1942-01-13) January 13, 1942 (age 80)
Louisville, Kentucky
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career history
As player
19641971Ottawa Rough Riders
1972BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1965, 1966, 1968, 1969
CFL East All-Star19651969
Career stats

Kenneth E. Lehmann[1] (born January 13, 1942) is a former linebacker for the Ottawa Rough Riders and BC Lions of the Canadian Football League from 1964 to 1972. He was a CFL All-Star from 1965 to 1969 and was a part of two Grey Cup victories for the Rough Riders, in 1968 and 1969.


Lehmann graduated with an Economics degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.[2]


Lehmann played middle linebacker for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1964 to 1971. A mainstay of the Ottawa defense, Lehmann participated in a total of three Grey Cup games with the Rough Riders, winning back to back championships 1968 and 1969 and losing one in 1966.

In 1965, Lehmann won the Hiram Walker Trophy and was selected to the Eastern Football Conference All Star Team.[2] Lehmann was chosen as an Eastern All-Star five times throughout his career and All-Canadian four times. In 1966, Lehmann was the Eastern finalist for the Schenleys Most Outstanding Linemen Award and subsequently won the award in 1968. In 1968, Lehmann was named CFL Lineman of the Year.[3] He remains tied for the CFL record for the most blocked punts by a player in a game with 2.[4]

Post-football honors

Lehmann was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2011. The city of Ottawa declared Sunday, October 23, 2011, Ken Lehmann day to honour Ken's contribution to football in Ottawa.

Video clips

Canadian Football Hall of Fame member on YouTube


  1. ^ "Kenneth 'Ken' E. Lehmann".
  2. ^ a b "Go Roughies Go!". Ottawa Citizen. 14 October 1966. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Neilsen Edges Tucker". The Windsor Star. 29 November 1968. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 2012-09-23 at the Wayback Machine CFL Record Book