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Ken Lehmann bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Ken Lehmann

Playing Career

Ottawa Rough Riders
1964 - 1971

BC Lions

Awards and Honours

Eastern All-Star Linebacker
1965 - 1969 (5)

All-Canadian Linebacker
1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 (4)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Lineman
1968 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1966, 1968, 1969 (3)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1968, 1969 (2)

Career Highlights

  • Played 107 games in his career.

Ken Lehmann had a stand out college career at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he was named Most Valuable Lineman in his junior and senior years.

In 1964, Lehmann was recruited to join the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League (CFL), where he became a fan favourite as a result of his hard-nosed play at middle linebacker.

Lehmann was chosen as an Eastern All-Star five times throughout his career and All-Canadian four times.

A mainstay of the Ottawa defense, Lehmann participated in a total of three Grey Cup games with the Rough Riders, and won two. He played the entire 1968 Grey Cup with a dislocated elbow.

At the time of his retirement, Lehmann held the record for most blocked kicks during a regular season game with two.

Ken Lehmann is also a member of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2011 as a player.

Class of 2011

Chris FlynnGino FracasKen LehmannDon MatthewsDanny McManusJoe Montford

Terry Vaughn

Football Reporters of Canada

Ed Tait

Lehmann, Ken
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