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Kent Pro Football Player- Rik Sortun

Pro football player Rik Sortun went to Kent Meridian High School and then went on to play for the Huskies and then the Cardinals! Read more about him here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?pid=176776917 (Photo courtesy of the Seattle Times)

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Kent Pro Football Player- Robin Earl

Thanks to our great readers, we have a couple more pro football players from Kent to add to our list! Today is Robin Earl. He graduated from Kent Meridian and played for the Bears! Read more here: http://old.seattletimes.com/html/sports/2001805033_flashback02.html   (photo … Continue reading

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Kent Pro Football Player- Morris “Red” Badgro

Our last Pro Football player from Kent is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame- Morris Hiram “Red” Badgro! He went to Kent High School, played for the New York Yankees of the All-American Football Conference in 1927, then the … Continue reading

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Kent Pro Football Player- Jeff Jaeger

Another pro football player who got his start in Kent is Jeff Jaeger. He is a kicker that went to Kent Meridian High School. He played for the University of Washington, the Cleveland Browns, the Los Angeles Raiders/ Oakland Raiders … Continue reading

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Kent Pro Football Player- Mike Karney

Mike Karney went to Kentwood High School before starting his Pro Football career! He played for the New Orleans Saints and the St Louis Rams. Read more about him here: https://alchetron.com/Mike-Karney-663017-W (Photo courtesy of https://alchetron.com/Mike-Karney-663017-W)

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Kent Pro Football Player- Kai Ellis

Another Kent native who went into pro football was Kai Ellis. He graduated from Kentridge High School! He played for the University of Washington, the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free … Continue reading

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Kent Pro Football Player- Ernie Conwell

Today’s home grown pro football player graduated from Kentwood High School- Ernie Conwell! He played for the St. Lewis Rams and the New Orleans Saints! Read more about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Conwell   (photo courtesy of https://footballplayershealth.harvard.edu/stories-from-the-field/videos/ernie-conwell/)

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Kent Pro Football Player- John Bronson

With Superbowl right around the corner, we thought we’d share some football pros who got their start here in Kent! John Bronson of the Arizona Cardinals graduated from Kent Meridian High School! Read more about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bronson (Photo courtesy … Continue reading

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