Ken Lucas Named to 2015 SEC Legends Class
Seahawks alumni defensive back Ken Lucas was honored as part of the 2015 SEC Legends Class over the weekend of Dec. 4th & 5th, 2015, in Atlanta, GA. Lucas joined 13 other former stars who excelled on the gridiron and helped write the rich history of the sport at their respective institutions.
Lucas was a wide receiver & defensive back at Ole Miss from 1997-2000. As a senior in 2000, he earned All-America and All-SEC honors, leading the nation with an Ole Miss-record 30 passes defended while also leading the Rebels with five interceptions. In 2000 he anchored a secondary that ranked first in the SEC and ninth nationally in pass efficiency defense. Lucas was a Rebel letterman from 1997-2000 and helped lead Ole Miss to four straight bowl games. He was inducted into the Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.
Lucas was selected in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Seahawks and played five years in Seattle (2001-2004) and four years with the Carolina Panthers (2005-2008). During the 2002 NFL season, he earned nationwide attention after recording two interceptions against Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback Michael Vick, earning him the NFL’s “NFC Defensive Player of the Week” award. During the 2004 NFL season, Lucas again earned the title of “NFC Defensive Player of the Week” after recording two interceptions against St. Louis Rams’ quarterback Marc Bulger. He would finish the season with six interceptions, including one which was returned for his first NFL touchdown. Lucas finished his NFL career with 529 tackles and 25 interceptions.