Kenneth Ray Harvey (born May 6, 1965) is a former National Football League (NFL) player. Ken played as an outside linebacker for the Phoenix Cardinals and the Washington Redskins from 1988 to 1998. Ken played his college football at the University of California, Berkeley and was selected by the Cardinals in the first round (12th overall) in the 1988 NFL Draft. Ken was a two-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl selection from 1994 to 1997. In his career, he appeared in 164 games and recorded 89 sacks. After his football career concluded, Ken, provided video commentary for the Washington Post website; titled, "Word on the Street" with Ken Harvey. The formula for his videos included interviewing Washington Redskins fans after each game. In addition to his video's Ken contributed to the online text column titled "At The Game."
Ken also wrote a weekly sports column about the Redskins for the Joint Base Journal, a publication produced by the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Public Affairs office.
And last but definitely not least, Ken Harvey has written several children's books, among them being, The Leftover Games, When Chocolate Milk Moved In, and The Fridge Games. He also wrote a book in 2019 called Come Find Me, that was illustrated by actor, and former teammate, Terry Crews.