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Kenny Easley


Kenneth Mason Easley, Jr.

Inducted 1991

Date of Birth



Chesapeake, VA


University of California, Los Angeles (1977-1980)


Kenneth Mason Easley was born in 1959, attended high school in Chesapeake, Virginia; and starred in football at UCLA 1977-1980. He has been called the finest safety in football history. Easley was all-Pac 10 four times, All-America three times. In four years he had 19 interceptions and 374 tackles. Easley also returned punts and kickoffs, and briefly, punted. In 1979, he blocked a Washington punt. Easley stood 6-3, weighed 206, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, and had a 32-inch vertical leap. He was quoted in 1980: "I'd like to be remembered as someone who cares for other people." He played for the Seattle Seahawks 1981-1987, was all-pro four times and named to the NFL Team of the 1980's. Illness ended his football career. In June, 1990, he received a kidney transplant. Four months later he was jogging. In January, 1991, he shot 73-75 and won an amateur golf tournament in Pasadena, California.


Height 6'3

Weight 206

Career Highlights

  • 1980 All-Conference
  • 1980 Heisman - Ninth
  • 1980 Unanimous All-America
  • 1979 All-Conference
  • 1979 Unanimous All-America
  • 1978 All-Conference
  • 1978 Consensus All-America
  • 1977 All-Conference
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