Brushes With Fame
Kittitas County’s Celebrity Connections
Kittitas County boasts a wealth of people with name recognition across the region, the country and in some cases the world. Here are just a few.
Chuck AllenFormer Husky and Professional AFL & NFL Football Player
Chuck Allen (b. 1939) is a Cle Elum native, former American collegiate and professional football player. He graduated from Cle Elum-Roslyn High School and after 2 Rose Bowl wins with the University of Washington Huskies, went on to become a linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. He played in four AFL Championship games (1961, 1963, 1964 and 1965). He served as Vice President of Football Operations for the Seattle Seahawks for about 15 years. Today the football stadium at Cle Elum-Roslyn High School bears his name. Other professional football players with roots in Kittitas County and in the surrounding region include Brian Habib, George Strugar, Drew Bledsoe and John Kitna.
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