|Born:||January 14, 1953|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1980, 1981|
|CFL East All-Star||1983|
|CFL West All-Star||1976, 1980, 1981|
|Awards||Tom Pate Memorial Award (1981)|
|Honours||1983 - Grey Cup champion|
Ken McEachern (born January 14, 1953) is a former professional Canadian football player who played eleven years in the Canadian Football League. McEachern played defensive back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts from 1974 to 1984. He was a CFL All-Star in '80 and '81 and helped the Argonauts win the 71st Grey Cup in 1983. He played his college football at Weber State University.
His son, Mike McEachern is a former linebacker at Western Illinois University and was drafted 22nd overall in the 2008 CFL Draft.
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