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#85: Marcus Allen | The Top 100: NFL
#85: Marcus Allen | The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players (2010) | #FlashbackFriday
Published: 2016/05/27
Channel: NFL
Penn state safety Marcus Allen junior 2016-17 season highlights PSU
Penn state safety Marcus Allen junior 2016-17 season highlights PSU
Published: 2017/02/14
Channel: Nittany Nation
Marcus Allen NFL career highlights
Marcus Allen NFL career highlights
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: thegoodmagneto
Classical Tailback - Marcus Allen USC Highlights
Classical Tailback - Marcus Allen USC Highlights
Published: 2016/05/22
Channel: PockyCandy
Marcus Allen - A Career Unlike Any Other | #ThrowbackThursday | NFL Now
Marcus Allen - A Career Unlike Any Other | #ThrowbackThursday | NFL Now
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: NFL
#12: Marcus Allen Turns Nothing into a 74-yard TD in Super Bowl XVIII | Top 50 Clutch SB Plays
#12: Marcus Allen Turns Nothing into a 74-yard TD in Super Bowl XVIII | Top 50 Clutch SB Plays
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: NFL
The Apollo Moon Landings by Marcus Allen
The Apollo Moon Landings by Marcus Allen
Published: 2013/12/15
Channel: Anthony Beckett
Marcus Allen Talks Penn State Football
Marcus Allen Talks Penn State Football
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: Big Ten Network
Hardest Hitter in the Nation || 2016-17 HD FULL Marcus Allen highlights || Penn State Safety #2
Hardest Hitter in the Nation || 2016-17 HD FULL Marcus Allen highlights || Penn State Safety #2
Published: 2017/04/29
Channel: Nittany Nation
Marcus Allen: Ancient Technology of the Egyptians FULL LECTURE
Marcus Allen: Ancient Technology of the Egyptians FULL LECTURE
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: MegalithomaniaUK
Marcus Allen Reveals That He Never Wanted to be a Running Back - (1/30/17)
Marcus Allen Reveals That He Never Wanted to be a Running Back - (1/30/17)
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: Dan Patrick Show
Marcus Allen on The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 1/30/17
Marcus Allen on The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 1/30/17
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: Dan Patrick Show
MARCUS ALLEN REACTS TO LAS VEGAS RAIDERS: IT
MARCUS ALLEN REACTS TO LAS VEGAS RAIDERS: IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: Helen Yee Sports
NFL Legends Jerry Rice & Marcus Allen Speak on Young Players Compromising the Integrity of the Game
NFL Legends Jerry Rice & Marcus Allen Speak on Young Players Compromising the Integrity of the Game
Published: 2014/02/01
Channel: SwaysUniverse
#10 Marcus Allen | Top 10 Raiders All Time | NFL Films
#10 Marcus Allen | Top 10 Raiders All Time | NFL Films
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: NFL Films
Marcus Allen Shares The Best Super Bowl Story You
Marcus Allen Shares The Best Super Bowl Story You'll Hear All Week - (1/30/17)
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: Dan Patrick Show
Marcus Allen  Half A Man
Marcus Allen Half A Man
Published: 2011/01/28
Channel: MarcusAllenVideos
1993 Kansas City Chiefs video yearbook  A Special Season
1993 Kansas City Chiefs video yearbook A Special Season
Published: 2016/03/04
Channel: G0Chiefs
Legendary - Raiders Legends #34 Bo Jackson & #32 Marcus Allen
Legendary - Raiders Legends #34 Bo Jackson & #32 Marcus Allen
Published: 2016/04/10
Channel: DBoy24
Andy Thomas interviews Marcus Allen on lunar conspiracies
Andy Thomas interviews Marcus Allen on lunar conspiracies
Published: 2013/01/13
Channel: Andy Thomas
Marcus Allen PSU Highlights 2015
Marcus Allen PSU Highlights 2015
Published: 2016/01/24
Channel: sallen310
Alchemy 052 - Marcus Allen - One Giant Hoax For Mankind?
Alchemy 052 - Marcus Allen - One Giant Hoax For Mankind?
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: Alchemy Radio
The Most Fun Player in College Football || Marcus Allen 2016-17 Highlight Mix || "Antidote"
The Most Fun Player in College Football || Marcus Allen 2016-17 Highlight Mix || "Antidote"
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: Nittany Nation
Marcus Allen Super Bowl Run 1984
Marcus Allen Super Bowl Run 1984
Published: 2013/10/08
Channel: oshoys112
Super Bowl XVIII: Marcus Allen Runs All Over Washington | Redskins vs. Raiders | NFL Full Game
Super Bowl XVIII: Marcus Allen Runs All Over Washington | Redskins vs. Raiders | NFL Full Game
Published: 2016/11/08
Channel: NFL
Doomwatch 36 - Marcus Allen (Nexus magazine) - Problems with Moon Technology
Doomwatch 36 - Marcus Allen (Nexus magazine) - Problems with Moon Technology
Published: 2014/10/17
Channel: marjan cinober
A Raider Revisit: What
A Raider Revisit: What's The Truth Behind Al Davis Vs Marcus Allen & Why He Was Traded To KC Chiefs
Published: 2016/10/14
Channel: RaiderCentral
Marcus Allen - moon hoax
Marcus Allen - moon hoax
Published: 2012/02/23
Channel: The Moore Show
Marcus Allen Penn State Safety Journey Reel
Marcus Allen Penn State Safety Journey Reel
Published: 2015/01/22
Channel: Muhammad flyleeTV
Marcus Allen - 2016 Rose Bowl Media Day Interview
Marcus Allen - 2016 Rose Bowl Media Day Interview
Published: 2016/12/30
Channel: Big Ten Network
MARCUS ALLEN VS OKLAHOMA SOONERS 1981 XX
MARCUS ALLEN VS OKLAHOMA SOONERS 1981 XX
Published: 2009/10/07
Channel: Ayinde Bomani
USC Football - Marcus Allen Speaks to the Team
USC Football - Marcus Allen Speaks to the Team
Published: 2013/10/09
Channel: USCAthletics
Marcus Allen Says Tom Brady "Is Just One Of The Guys" While Leading Patriots
Marcus Allen Says Tom Brady "Is Just One Of The Guys" While Leading Patriots
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: NESN
Marcus Allen - Super Bowl XVIII
Marcus Allen - Super Bowl XVIII
Published: 2014/10/24
Channel: oshoys112
All-Time USC Trojans Team - Marcus Allen and Reggie Bush! - Madden 16 Ultimate Team
All-Time USC Trojans Team - Marcus Allen and Reggie Bush! - Madden 16 Ultimate Team
Published: 2016/07/07
Channel: Ckbirds
#2 FS Marcus Allen (Penn State) vs Wisconsin 2016 B1G Championship
#2 FS Marcus Allen (Penn State) vs Wisconsin 2016 B1G Championship
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: NittanyEagles
Marcus Allen Mysteries of the Moon Missions
Marcus Allen Mysteries of the Moon Missions
Published: 2016/11/18
Channel: Wesley Marsh
99 OVR MARCUS ALLEN!! SUPER BOWL CHOKE? | MADDEN 17 ULTIMATE TEAM GAMEPLAY EPISODE 55
99 OVR MARCUS ALLEN!! SUPER BOWL CHOKE? | MADDEN 17 ULTIMATE TEAM GAMEPLAY EPISODE 55
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: ToKe
Marcus Allen Interview on Sway in the Morning
Marcus Allen Interview on Sway in the Morning
Published: 2016/12/09
Channel: SwaysUniverse
MARCUS ALLEN ~ NASA FAKERY AT UFO TRUTH MAGAZINE CONF HOLMFIRTH 2016
MARCUS ALLEN ~ NASA FAKERY AT UFO TRUTH MAGAZINE CONF HOLMFIRTH 2016
Published: 2016/09/18
Channel: Heidi Niel _TTFN
Marcus Allen "Did We Go To The Moon?" LAPIS Conference
Marcus Allen "Did We Go To The Moon?" LAPIS Conference
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: TheSecretVault
Madden 16 Ultimate Team - Golden Ticket Marcus Allen! Ep.70
Madden 16 Ultimate Team - Golden Ticket Marcus Allen! Ep.70
Published: 2016/04/23
Channel: AntoDaBoss
Marcus Allen Super Bowl XVIII MVP highlights
Marcus Allen Super Bowl XVIII MVP highlights
Published: 2017/08/11
Channel: SportsJunkie
Moon Landings: Jeremy Clarkson and Marcus Allen
Moon Landings: Jeremy Clarkson and Marcus Allen
Published: 2013/09/11
Channel: Thats All Folkers
Marcus Allen | Football Is Family | NFL
Marcus Allen | Football Is Family | NFL
Published: 2015/10/07
Channel: NFL
Marcus Allen - Mysteries of the Moon Missions
Marcus Allen - Mysteries of the Moon Missions
Published: 2014/06/28
Channel: LegaliseFreedom1
THA Talks - Marcus Allen – Faked Moon Landings?, Battle Of The Radiation Belts
THA Talks - Marcus Allen – Faked Moon Landings?, Battle Of The Radiation Belts
Published: 2014/10/15
Channel: THA Talks
Terrell Davis and Marcus Allen | Super Bowl High School Honor Roll | NFL
Terrell Davis and Marcus Allen | Super Bowl High School Honor Roll | NFL
Published: 2015/09/17
Channel: NFL
The Moon Landings Fact Or Fiction? A Presentation By Marcus Allen
The Moon Landings Fact Or Fiction? A Presentation By Marcus Allen
Published: 2016/07/21
Channel: InfoStrike
DOMINATING w/ Marcus Allen & Easter Ronde Barber! 102 Acceleration!? Madden Ultimate Team 16
DOMINATING w/ Marcus Allen & Easter Ronde Barber! 102 Acceleration!? Madden Ultimate Team 16
Published: 2016/04/01
Channel: KayKayEs
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Marcus Allen
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Allen in July 2008
No. 32
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-03-26) March 26, 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: San Diego (CA) Lincoln
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 12,243
Average: 4.1
Receptions: 587
Receiving yards: 5,411
Touchdowns: 144
Player stats at NFL.com

Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960) is a former American football running back and football analyst for CBS. As a professional, Allen ran for 12,243 yards and caught 587 passes for 5,412 yards during his career for both the Los Angeles Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs from 1982 to 1997. He scored 145 touchdowns, including a then league record 123 rushing touchdowns, and was elected to six Pro Bowls over the course of his career. He was also a fairly good passer for a running back, completing 12 of 27 passes for 285 yards and six touchdowns, with only one interception. Allen was the first player ever to gain more than 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards during his career.

Allen is considered one of the greatest goal line and short-yard runners in National Football League (NFL) history.[1] His younger brother, Damon Allen, played quarterback for 23 seasons in the Canadian Football League and was professional football's all-time leader in passing yards.

Allen has the distinction of being the only player in the history of football to have won a Heisman Trophy, an NCAA National Championship, a Super Bowl, and be named NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP. He has also been inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[2]

High school[edit]

Allen played football at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Diego, California, where he played the quarterback and safety positions. Watching Allen in the 1977 CIF Title game against | Kearny High School (San Diego, California), one saw the emergence of a superstar. Allen led the Lincoln team to a 34-6 victory, scoring five touchdowns, including one after intercepting a pass. Allen rushed for 195 yards.[3]

College[edit]

Allen played running back at the University of Southern California (USC) from 1978 to 1981. He was recruited as a defensive back, but head coach John Robinson switched him to tailback.[4] As a freshman in 1978, Allen was a member of the Trojans' National Championship team (as recognized by the coaches poll), playing as a backup to eventual Heisman Trophy winning running back Charles White.[2]

In 1979, he was moved to fullback. Eventually, in 1980, Allen became the starter at tailback and rushed for 1,563 yards, the third-most in the nation that year (behind George Rogers of S. Carolina - 1,781 yards and Herschel Walker of Georgia - 1,616). In 1981, Allen rushed for 2,342 yards, becoming the second player in NCAA history to rush for over 2,000 yards in one season,[citation needed] passing the 2,000 yard mark in a win at Cal. He also gained a total of 2,683 offensive yards, led the nation in scoring, and won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award. He was also the Pac-10 Player of the Year. Allen shares the NCAA record for most 200-yard rushing games with Ricky Williams and Ron Dayne, each completing the feat twelve times.

Allen finished his four college seasons with 4,664 rushing yards, 5,232 total yards, and 46 touchdowns, while averaging 5.2 yards per carry.

USC has retired his jersey #33.

Statistics[edit]

Allen's stats for the USC Trojans
Rushing Receiving
YEAR ATT YDS AVG LNG TD NO. YDS AVG LNG TD
1978 31 171 5.5 17 1
1979 105 606 5.8 38 8 20 273 13.7 34 0
1980 354 1,563 4.4 45 14 30 231 7.7 19 0
1981 403 2,342 5.8 74 22 29 217 7.5 50 1
Totals 893 4,682 5.2 74 45 79 721 9.1 50 1

[5]

Professional football career[edit]

Marcus Allen rushes in Super Bowl XVIII

Allen was drafted with the 10th overall selection of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Raiders.[4] In a recent ad on NFL Network, Allen recalls shortly before being drafted that the Raiders asked him his weight at the time (he answered 200 or 212) and then drafted him soon after. Though his rookie season was shortened by a league strike, Allen rushed for 697 yards and led the Raiders to the best record in the AFC at 8-1. He was voted the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.[4] The Raiders would lose to the New York Jets in the AFC Divisional Playoffs.

The next season, Allen broke the 1,000-yard mark for the first time, an accomplishment he would repeat the two following years.[4] During the 1985 season, he rushed for 1,759 yards and scored 11 touchdowns on 380 carries, leading the Raiders to a 12-4 record and the AFC West Division Championship. In addition, Allen was named the NFL MVP.[4]

In Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984, Allen ran for 191 yards, caught two passes for 18 yards, and scored two touchdowns in the Raiders 38–9 victory over the Washington Redskins.[4] Included in his stats was a 74-yard touchdown run,[4] a feat that remained the longest run in Super Bowl history until Willie Parker's 75-yard run in Super Bowl XL. Allen's 191 rushing yards were also a Super Bowl record, which stood until Timmy Smith of the Redskins topped it with 204 yards in Super Bowl XXII. Upon winning the game, Allen joined a small group of players to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP (Roger Staubach, Jim Plunkett, and later Desmond Howard).[citation needed] On January 1, 1984, Allen gained 121 yards for two touchdowns on just 13 carries against the Pittsburgh Steelers. One week later, Allen rushed 25 times for 154 yards and scored on a touchdown reception. In total, Allen rushed 58 times for 466 yards and four touchdowns during the playoffs. He also added 118 yards and one touchdown on 14 receptions.[6]

Marcus Allen with Yeoman 2nd Class Katherine Ward introduce Aretha Franklin during a concert in tribute to U.S. military members on the National Mall, September 4, 2003

From 1987 through 1990, Allen shared the backfield with Bo Jackson. Initially, Allen was commended for his gracious nature and team spirit for sharing the spotlight during the prime of his career [1]. In future seasons with the Raiders, Allen formed a stormy relationship with owner Al Davis stemming from a contract dispute where Davis referred to Allen as a "cancer to the team."[7] He also missed most of the 1989 season with a knee injury. Allen was relegated to back-up duty in his final three seasons with the Raiders and, at one time, fell to fourth on the depth chart.[8] Allen's strained relationship with Davis reached an all-time low in December 1992. During halftime of the Raiders-Dolphins game on Monday Night Football, a taped interview between Al Michaels and Allen was broadcast, with Allen stating that Davis "told me he was going to get me." Allen further stated, "I think he [Davis] tried to ruin the latter part of my career, tried to devalue me. He's trying to stop me from going to the Hall of Fame. They don't want me to play."[9]

Allen eventually left Los Angeles and joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 1993. Although he only rushed for 764 yards that year, he scored 12 touchdowns,[4] leading the AFC,[10] as he and Joe Montana led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game. Allen scored touchdowns in both of the Chiefs playoff games that year, and was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Allen went on to play for the Chiefs for four more seasons, leading the team in rushing every year but his last.

Allen retired after the 1997 season.[4] In 1999, he was ranked 72nd on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. Allen was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

In 1999,[citation needed] Allen was also inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions Breitbard Hall of Fame honoring San Diego's finest athletes both on and off the playing surface.[11][12]

In 2008, Allen joined as a spokesman for the sports website OPENSports.com, the brainchild of Mike Levy, founder and former CEO of CBS Sportsline.com. Allen wrote a blog and occasionally answered member questions for the company during this time.[when?][13]

NFL career statistics[edit]

Rushing Receiving
Year Team Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
1982 LA 160 697 4.4 53 11 38 401 10.6 51 3
1983 LA 266 1,014 3.8 74 9 68 590 8.7 36 2
1984 LA 275 1,168 4.2 52 13 64 758 11.8 92 5
1985 LA 380 1,759 4.6 61 11 67 555 8.3 44 3
1986 LA 208 759 3.6 28 5 46 453 9.8 36 2
1987 LA 200 754 3.8 44 5 51 410 8.0 39 0
1988 LA 223 831 3.7 32 7 34 303 8.9 30 1
1989 LA 69 293 4.2 15 2 20 191 9.6 26 0
1990 LA 179 682 3.8 28 12 15 189 12.6 30 1
1991 LA 63 287 4.6 26 2 15 131 8.7 25 0
1992 LA 67 301 4.5 21 2 28 277 9.9 40 1
1993 KC 206 764 3.7 39 12 34 238 7.0 18 3
1994 KC 189 709 3.8 36 7 42 349 8.3 38 0
1995 KC 207 890 4.3 38 5 27 210 7.8 20 0
1996 KC 206 830 4.0 35 9 27 270 10.0 59 0
1997 KC 124 505 4.1 30 11 11 86 7.8 18 0
Career 3,022 12,243 4.1 74 123 587 5,411 9.2 92 21[14]
NFL records
  • Consecutive seasons with multiple touchdowns: 16 - (tied with Irving Fryar)
  • Consecutive seasons with a rushing touchdown: 16
  • Consecutive seasons with multiple rushing touchdowns: 16
  • Oldest player to score 10+ touchdowns in a season: 37 years old

Personal life[edit]

In 1986, Allen met Kathryn Edwards and the two later got engaged.[15] During their engagement, Allen and Edwards were mentioned in Faye Resnick's book, Nicole Brown Simpson: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted, which was published during Simpson's murder trial. Resnick claimed Nicole Brown Simpson was having an affair with Allen and Edwards was aware of Allen's womanizing ways and if she knew of the affair she would have to call off the wedding.[16] The couple was asked to testify in the trial but fought the subpoena as they wanted to stay out of it.[17] Despite the allegations, the pair married and the ceremony was held at O. J. Simpson's Rockingham estate.[18] After eight years the couple got divorced, in 2001.[19][20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General references[edit]

  • Marcus: The Autobiography of Marcus Allen with Carlton Stowers (October 1998)
  • Road to Canton by Marcus Allen (July 2003)
  • Strength of the Heart: Marcus Allen's Life's Little Playbooks

Inline citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Can Newton be 2nd? - ESPN.com
  3. ^ San Diego Union-Tribune,February 3, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Jensen, Jeffry (2002) [1992]. Dawson, Dawn P, ed. Great Athletes. 1 (Revised ed.). Salem Press. pp. 42–45. ISBN 1-58765-008-8. 
  5. ^ "1981 USC Trojans". TotalFootballStats.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Marcus Allen Game Logs". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved May 11, 2009. 
  7. ^ Gay, Nancy (August 4, 2003). "Raiders Notebook: Classy Allen has the last word on his day". SFGate. Hearst Communications. Retrieved May 11, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Allen relegated to back up duty". Football.com. Football.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved August 19, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Pro Football: Raiders' Allen Irked at Davis". The New York Times. December 15, 1992. Retrieved May 11, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Marcus Allen". HickokSports.com. Ralph Hickok. February 18, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2009. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "LT TOPS BREITBARD HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015". San Diego Hall of Champions. 2015.
  12. ^ "We Are the Champions, of San Diego". San Diego Hal of Champions. September 18, 2014.
  13. ^ "Marcus Allen". OPEN Sports. OPEN Sports Network. Retrieved May 11, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Marcus Allen". Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Erika Girardi and Kathryn Edwards Join The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills". Broadway World. November 5, 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  16. ^ Segura, Megan (January 26, 2016). "A Deep Dive into the Kathryn vs. Faye Feud". Bravo. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  17. ^ Rosenfeld, Laura (February 24, 2016). "Does Kathryn Edwards Think O.J. Simpson Did It?". Bravo. The Daily Dish. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  18. ^ Spargo, Chris (June 16, 2016). "Nicole Brown Simpson DID have affair with OJ's best friend Marcus Allen and detailed it in her diary - and Simpson 'threatened to kill his wife if she saw him again one month before her death'". Daily Mail. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Bravo Media Blings Back an All New Season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Premiering Tuesday, December 1 at 9PM ET/PT". The Futon Critic. November 5, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  20. ^ Weigle, Lauren (January 19, 2016). "Kathryn ‘Kate’ Edwards on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’". Heavy. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 

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