Ken Harvey was an tremendous pass rusher.
Though he didn’t make it to a Pro Bowl until he had left the team, Harvey was a highly effective pass rusher, and great linebacker for the Cardinals. He spent six seasons with the organization before moving on to the Washington Redskins.
Harvey was drafted by the Cardinals with the 12th overall selection in 1988. He had six sacks in his rookie year, despite not starting a single game. Six would be the lowest number of sacks he would have while in Arizona. He would average eight sacks per season, totaling 47 ½ for the Cardinals. That number puts him 5th in team history, despite him spending only the six years there. He made a number of big plays during his limited time with the Cardinals franchise, and became a star.
In 1994, Harvey signed with the Washington Redskins, where he had his Pro Bowl years, and he ended up in the top five in sacks in team history for them as well. He will be remembered for his tremendous ability to make his way to opposing quarterbacks and put them on the ground. He was one of the best pure pass rushers in Cardinals history.