For the English footballer, see Ken Johnson (footballer).
Ken Johnson
No. 80     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1947-02-12) February 12, 1947 (age 74)
Place of birth: Anderson, Indiana
Career information
College: Indiana University
Debuted in 1971 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1978 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Games played     128+
Games started     64+
Fumble recoveries     2
Stats at

Ralph Kenneth Johnson (born February 12, 1947 in Anderson, Indiana is a former professional American football player who played defensive tackle for eight seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Indiana University’s coach — Bob Knight — recommended the 6-foot-5 Hoosier, to Gil Brandt of the Dallas Cowboys.

"Our mistake with Johnson was that we tried to make him into an offensive tackle," Brandt recalled. "The Bengals [who claimed Johnson on waivers from the Cowboys] tried him on the defensive line. That was where he belonged.".

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