Ken Strong

Ken Strong

About Ken Strong

Elmer Kenneth Strong, Jr. (April 21, 1906 - October 5, 1979) was a college and professional American football player. After a college career as multi-year All-American at New York University, he went on to play professional football. As a halfback with a 14-year career he played from -, 1939, (interrupted by war service) 1944-1947. He played for the Staten Island Stapletons and New York Giants, both of the National Football League, and the New York Yankees of the second American Football League. He is the first known player in NFL history to attempt and score on a fair catch kick. The kick was made on November 20, 1933 against the Green Bay Packers. The 30-yard kick was also the shortest fair catch kick in NFL history. Only four people, including Strong, have made successful fair catch kick attempts in the NFL.

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