Ken Harvey
Harvey in 2011
No. 56, 57     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-05-06) May 6, 1965 (age 55)
Place of birth: Austin, Texas
High School: Austin (TX) Lanier
Career information
College: California
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Debuted in 1988 for the Phoenix Cardinals
Last played in 1999 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Games played     164
Tackles     828
Sacks     89
Fumbles recovered     11
Interceptions     1
Safeties     1
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Kenneth Ray Harvey (born May 6, 1965 in Austin, Texas) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. He currently works as a fitness trainer for space tourists and a sports writer for The Washington Post.

Football careerEdit

Harvey played professional football in the National Football league as an outside linebacker for the Phoenix Cardinals and the Washington Redskins from 1988 to 1999. He played collegiately at the University of California, Berkeley and was selected by the Cardinals in the first round (twelfth overall) in the 1988 NFL Draft. 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 writerEdit

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.[1]

Harvey also began writing a weekly sports column about the Redskins in Oct. 2011 for the Joint Base Journal,[2] a publication produced by the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Public Affairs office.


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