Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Kenny Easley

Kenny Easley

Details

  • Position: Safety
  • School: UCLA
  • High School: Chesapeake, VA (Oscar Smith HS)
  • Years: 1977-1980
  • Inducted: 1991
  • Place of Birth: Chesapeake, VA
  • Date of Birth: Jan 15, 1959
  • Jersey Number: 5
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 206

Member Biography

Kenneth Mason Easley was born in 1959 and 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.