Ken Duncan

Ken Duncan, Hall of Fame Inductee

Ken Duncan, Hall of Fame Inductee

Ken Duncan was a standout three-sport athlete competing in football, basketball and track & field. Starting his high school career at San Marcos, he earned his first varsity letter in track & field in 1962. Duncan’s family moved to Carpinteria and he earned varsity letters in football, basketball and track & field in both his junior and senior years, graduating in 1964. He was a two-time All-Tri-Valley League selection in both football and basketball and a first team All-CIF selection in 1964. He was the TVL shot put champion as a junior and the high jump champion in his senior year.

Duncan enrolled in Ventura Community College in 1964, playing both football and basketball. He was named All-Western States Conference (WSC) in football and captain of the basketball team in 1964. He played on the 1965 WSC Championship football team and was named an All-WSC first-team receiver, catching a school record 56 passes.

Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967, Duncan served a year-long tour in Vietnam. He returned to the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma in the spring of 1969 where he played two seasons of football. Duncan was selected a Sporting News All-American as a punter in 1970 and was chosen as team co-captain and tied the school record punt of 87 yards that year.

Duncan was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1971. He played for the Green Bay Packers from 1971-72, until a knee injury sidelined his career. Duncan is now a professional personal trainer and can occasionally be seen on television, commercials and film.