Kenneth Dement

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Kenneth Dement
Date of birth: (1933-02-13)February 13, 1933
Place of birth: Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Date of death: February 15, 2013(2013-02-15) (aged 80)
Place of death: Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Career information
Position(s): Offensive tackle
Defensive tackle
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
College: Southeast Missouri State University
NFL Draft: 1955 / Round: 25 / Pick: 296
(By the New York Giants)
Organizations

Kenneth "Redneck" Dement (February 13, 1933 – February 15, 2013) was an American football offensive tackle/defensive tackle. He played college football for Southeast Missouri State University. He was a 25th round selection (296th overall) selection by the New York Giants in the 1955 NFL Draft. But instead of playing professionally, Dement joined the United States Marines Corps where he achieved the rank of captain. After his military career, Dement went back to school, earning a law degree at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He returned to Sikeston, Missouri where he had grown up and began practicing law. From 1976 until 1981, he served on the Board of Regents for Southeast Missouri State University, including in the role as its president. Dement was once interviewed by Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes regarding a court case.[1] He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998. He had six children including one who preceded him in death. Dement died on February 15, 2013 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.[2] He was 80.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In Memory of Kenneth Lee Dement". Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Local community leader Kenny Dement dies". 2013-02-16. Retrieved 2013-02-16.