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Ken Ploen
Ken Ploen
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Ken Ploen      Iowa Wikipedia 

Pronunciation: plow-n
Position(s): QB

Ken Ploen attended Clinton High School in Clinton, Iowa. He won the 120-yard high hurdles at the Iowa boys state high school track meet and Drake Relays in 1953. He went on to earn all-state honors in football and basketball as a senior.

He wanted to continue to play football and basketball and run track for the Hawkeyes, but his academics suffered in his first season, and decided to focus on football.

He started at quarterback his senior season in 1956, and led the Hawks to its first Big Ten Conference title in 35 years and a berth in the Rose Bowl. He scored on a 49-yard run in the first quarter and completed 9-of-10 passes for 83 yards in the Hawkeyes' 35-19 win over Oregon State, and was chosen as the Rose Bowl's Most Valuable Player. He was named the most valuable football player in the Big Ten, and named second team All-American.

Instead of playing in the NFL, he signed with Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL, and went on to win the Grey Cup four times (1958, 1959, 1961 and 1962), including scoring the winning touchdown in the 1961 title game, the first title game in CFL history that went into overtime. He was named to the CFL All-Star team three times (1957, 1959, 1965) in his 11-year career. He was inducted into the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame in 1975.

Born 6/3/1935 and is 87 years old.

All Conference: 1st Team (1956) Player of the Year: Big Ten (1956) All American: 1st Team (1956) U of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame Drafted Round 19 by Cleveland Browns in 1957 


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