Kenny Ploen

Bio

Full name: Kenneth Alan Ploen

Preferred name: Kenny

Born June 3, 1935 in Lost Nation, IA (85 years old)

Last Season (1967) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Position: QB
  • Jersey: #11
Amateur Programs
  • Iowa
11 Season Career with WPG

Active years: 1957–1967

152 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 146 regular season games
  • 6 Grey Cup appearances (4 championship wins)
  • 1957 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1964 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1961 Winner (WPG) Grey Cup Most Valuable Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Kenny Ploen was inducted into the Builder wing in 1975 (CFHoF profile).

Winnipeg Blue Bombers WFC Hall of Fame

Kenny Ploen was inducted into the Player wing in 1984.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ring of Honour

Kenny Ploen was inducted into the Player wing in 2016.

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Kenny Ploen was inducted into the Player wing in 1987.

Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
11 seasons
(Rank: T317th,
97th percentile,
11 CFL seasons)
1 team 146
(Rank: T432nd,
96th percentile,
146 CFL games)
0 6
1957 WPG QB 89 16 -- 1
1958 WPG HB, QB 89 10 -- 1
1959 WPG QB 11 16 -- 1
1960 WPG QB 11 16 -- 0
1961 WPG QB 11 14 -- 1
1962 WPG QB 11 16 -- 1
1963 WPG QB 11 14 -- 0
1964 WPG QB 11 15 -- 0
1965 WPG QB 11 13 -- 1
1966 WPG QB 11 15 -- 0
1967 WPG QB 11 1 -- 0