Joining me in the Huddle this week is my longtime friend and teammate, Ken Harvey! Ken is a fantastic person and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. He grew up in Austin, Texas. Shortly after attending U. C. Berkeley, he was drafted in the first round, 12th overall, of the 1988 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals. There he played six seasons until signing with the Washington Redskins in 1994. He was selected to his fourth straight NFL Pro Bowl in 1997 and ended his career with 89 sacks, averaging 8.6 per season. Ken retired just before the start of the 1999 season.
In 2002, Ken received the prestigious honor of being nominated in the Washington Redskin's highest accolade as one of "80 Greatest Washinton Football Players." Shortly after receiving that honor, he was chosen and inducted into the "The Washington Football Club Ring of Fame at Fed Ex Field." He was nominated five consecutive times for the NFL Hall of Fame.
Ken is an author of several books and screenplays. He is currently co-authoring a children's book with American actor, artist, and former American football player, Terry Crews. Ken is now a Marketing Associate for Fellows Financial group.
His speaking portfolio includes sharing his insights and volunteering his time and talents to support the following
• High tech prayer breakfast. – Testimony
• Silke Endress Ambassador Award Reception – International unity
• Altria – Teamwork
• NFLPA conference - Transitioning
• HIDTA High-intensity drug trafficking area – Communication
• TedX Ashburn - Overcoming
• Collective [I] – Sales, Artificial intelligence
• Department of threat reduction agency – Diversity / Black History
• Touching Heart Family Gala – Charitable giving
• Lambardi Cancer foundation - Charitable giving
• Nasa – Sports/ Fitness in Space
• 2018 Volunteer Reston service award – Charitable giving
• Loudoun Chamber – Leadership
• Great Fall Chamber – Leadership
• Joint Base Anacostia Bolling – Teamwork
• INS corporation – Security/teamwork
• Watkins Award – MC
• Engineering youth conference- George Mason. – Setting yourself apart
• Spokesperson with Redskins as Director of Responsibility
• Co–captain of Congressional football game
• Co-Captain of Rivals golf event- Former Washington player vs Former Cowboy players
His journey was not the typical path and he realized that too much is given, much is required. He donates much of his time to others and has currently been named to the board director of Touching Heart.
Thank you, Ken!!!!