2012 Keynote Speaker—Ken Anderson
2012 Keynote Speaker
Cincinnati Bengals 1971-1986
Ken Anderson is an Augustana graduate from the class of 1971. At Augustana, Anderson majored in science and mathematics. He later attended Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, receiving his law degree in 1981. While attending Augustana he competed for both the Augustana football and basketball teams. He was not only a 1,000 point scorer on the basketball team but also broke every record that had been set while playing quarterback for the Vikings. Upon graduation, Ken Anderson was drafted into the NFL by the Bengals, 67th overall in the 1971 draft. Ken played for the Bengals for his entire 15 year football career. During those 15 years he was selected for four pro bowls, and also led the league in passing in 1974 and 1975, along with many other awards and honors. Augustana retired Anderson's jersey number 14 on September, 14, 2011. After his playing days were over Ken coached from 1993-2009 for the Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-2006) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2007-2009).
Ken Anderson and his wife, Cristy have three children; Matt, Megan and Molly. He is enjoying his retirement in Hilton Head, SC. Ken was recently instrumental in securing funding for a renovation of the Augustana Vikings football stadium, turf and locker room.