||Ken was an outstanding athlete at Omak High School who went on to become an all-Pac 10 and all-American defensive back at Washington State University in 1977. He was selected in the first round of the 1978 NFL draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. Ken played for the Cardinals and San Diego Chargers until 1984 as a safety and intercepted 15 passes during his pro career, including seven in 1981. He was an assistant coach at Purdue and Washington State.
Ken and his wife, Tina, gained a measure of fame while finishing second on the reality tv series, The Amazing Race. The couple is shown below in the 'E' of a promotional poster for the show.