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Encyclopedia > Marcus Allen
Marcus Allen
Date of birth March 26, 1960
Place of birth San Diego, CA
Position(s) Running back
College Southern California
NFL Draft 1982 / Round 1/ Pick 10
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986,
1987, 1993
Awards 1981 Heisman Trophy
1982 NFL ROY
1982 UPI AFC ROY
1982 NFL Offensive ROY
1984 Super Bowl MVP
1985 UPI AFC POY
1985 NFL Offensive POY
1985 AP NFL MVP
1993 NFL Comeback POY
Honors College Football HOF
Records Los Angeles Raiders
Career Rushing Yards
(8,545)
Statistics
Team(s)
1982-1992
1993-1997
Los Angeles Raiders
Kansas City Chiefs
College Hall-of-Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2003

Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. As a professional, Allen ran for 12,243 yards and caught 587 passes for 5,411 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 when he retired. He was also a fairly good passer for a running back, completing 12 of 27 passes for 285 yards and 6 touchdowns, with only 1 interception. Allen was the first player ever to gain more than 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards during his career. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (543x906, 142 KB) Caption: 030904-N-9693M-003 Washington D.C. (Sept. ... 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Allen is considered as one of the greatest goal line and short-yardage runners in National Football League history. [1] He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003. He is the older brother of Damon Allen, who plays in the Canadian Football League. Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... See also: 2002 in sports, other events of 2003, 2004 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip wins rain-shortened Daytona 500 Winston Cup Championship won by Matt Kenseth for Ford. ... Damon Allen (b. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ...

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High school career

He played football at Lincoln Senior High School in San Diego where he played the quarterback and defensive back positions. Central San Diego High School where Marcus Allen, Terrell Davis and Akili Smith graduated from. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin...


College career

Allen played running back at the University of Southern California from 1978-1981. He spent his first 2 seasons at USC as a backup to Heisman Trophy winning running back Charles White. In 1980, he became a starter and rushed for 1,563 yards, the second most in the nation that year. Then in 1981, Allen had one of the most spectacular seasons in NCAA history. He rushed for 2,342 yards, becoming the first player in NCAA history to rush for over 2,000 yards in one season.[2] He also gained a total of 2,683 offensive yards, led the nation in scoring, and won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Trophy, and Walter Camp Award and was also the Pac-10 player of the year [3]. Allen shares the NCAA record for most 200-yard rushing games with Ricky Williams and Ron Dayne, with twelve games reaching the bicentennial mark. The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the downtown district of Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... Charles White (born January 22, 1958 in Los Angeles) went to San Fernando, CA High School. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... The Walter Camp Award, named in honor of the father of football, is given annually to the College football Player of the Year, as selected by Division 1A coaches and Sports Information directors. ... Ricky Williams (born Errick Lynne Williams, Jr. ... Ron Dayne (born March 14, 1978 in Berlin, New Jersey) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He is best known for holding the NCAA record for career rushing yards. ...


USC has retired his jersey number (#33), and coach John Robinson called Allen "The greatest player I ever saw" [4]. Several notable individuals have been named John Robinson: Bishop John Robinson, persons named John Robinson who also happened to be Bishops John Robinson (1576-1625), organized Mayflower voyage John Robinson (1615-1680), English MP John Robinson (1650-1723), English diplomat; later Bishop of Bristol from 1710 and Lord Privy Seal...


While being interviewed by Byron Allen, Ronnie Lott said that he and Marcus Allen would not have graduated from college without cheating with the help of Byron Allen[5] Byron Allen (born Byron Allen Folks on April 22, 1961, in Detroit, Michigan, USA) is an American stand-up comedian and television talk show host. ... Ronald Mandel Ronnie Lott (born May 8, 1959 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a former American football player who starred as a cornerback, free safety and strong safety in college football and the NFL. He is most well known for his hard hits on opposing players, perhaps the hardest hitter... Byron Allen (born Byron Allen Folks on April 22, 1961, in Detroit, Michigan, USA) is an American stand-up comedian and television talk show host. ...


NFL career

Allen was drafted as the tenth overall pick on the first round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Raiders. In his rookie season in 1982, he rushed for 697 yards as he led the Raiders to the best record in the AFC with a strike-shortned 8-1 record and was elected as NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Raiders would lose to the New York Jets in the AFC Divisional Playoffs. The 1982 NFL Draft Round 1 Round 2 External links 1982 NFL Draft Categories: | ... City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960... The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC...


The next season, Marcus rushed for over 1,000 yards for the first time, he would do that again in 1984 and 1985. That season, he rushed for 1,759 yards and scored 11 touchdowns on 380 carries as he led the Raiders to a 12-4 record and the AFC West Title and was named the NFL MVP. During that time, he also caught 60 or more receptions for 3 years running (1983-85). The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Allen is best remembered for his heroics in Super Bowl XVIII. He ran for 191 yards, caught 2 passes for 18 yards, and scored 2 touchdowns in the Raiders 38-9 victory over the Washington Redskins. This included a 74-yard touchdown run, a record that was the longest run in Super Bowl history, until Super Bowl XL when it was broken by Willie Parker, by a single yard. Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... Willie Everette Parker (born November 11, 1980 in Clinton, North Carolina) is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ...

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
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

After a stormy relationship with Al Davis including missing most of the 1989 season with a knee injury, he left Los Angeles to join the Kansas City Chiefs in 1993, that year he rushed for only 764 yards, but scored 12 touchdowns leading the AFC[6], as he and Joe Montana led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game and was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year that season. Allen went on to play for the Chiefs for four more seasons, leading the team in rushing every year but his last. Allen's main contribution to the Chiefs was his leadership abilities. The Chiefs won more games than any other NFL team during his tenure in Kansas City. Allen made many contributions to charitable causes off the field in Kansas City. He also hosted his own talk show on Sunday mornings before Chiefs games. Allen retired after 1997 season. In 1999, he was ranked number 72 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x1960, 3147 KB) Caption: 030904-N-9818S-002 Washington D.C. (Sept. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x1960, 3147 KB) Caption: 030904-N-9818S-002 Washington D.C. (Sept. ... USN redirects here. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American gospel, soul and R&B singer born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... Facing east across the Mall with ones back towards the Lincoln Memorial. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Allen Al Davis (born July 4, 1929 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is an American football executive, who currently serves as the president of A.D. Football, Inc. ... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... Joseph Clifford Montana, Jr. ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


In August 2005, Allen and CBS Sports parted ways. The network began to diminish Allen's role over the last few years. Allen currently works for the NFL Network. CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada. ...


References

  1.   Pro Football Hall of Fame bio accessed March 1st, 2006
  2.   100 Greatest Players of All-Time #54 Marcus Allen accessed April 7, 2006
  3.   Quick bio on Marcus Allen accessed March 1st 2006
  4.   [college football Hall of Fame bio] accessed Sept. 23 2006.
  5.   Biography of Allen Retrieved April 7, 2006

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Marcus Allen
  • Marcus Allen Profile in Raiders Online
Preceded by:
George Rogers
Heisman Trophy Winner
1981
Succeeded by:
Herschel Walker
Preceded by:
John Riggins
NFL Super Bowl MVPs
Super Bowl XVIII, 1984
Succeeded by:
Joe Montana
Preceded by:
Dan Marino
NFL Most Valuable Player
1985 season
Succeeded by:
Lawrence Taylor
Preceded by:
Randall Cunningham
NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award
1993
Succeeded by:
Dan Marino

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Marcus Allen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (925 words)
As a professional, Allen ran for 12,243 yards and caught 587 passes for 5,411 yards during his career for both the Los Angeles Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs from 1982 to 1997.
Allen is considered as one of the greatest goal line and short-yardage runners in National Football League history.
Allen was drafted as the tenth overall pick on the first round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Raiders.
Marcus Allen - Sports Celebrity Entertainment (411 words)
Allen returned to tailback in 1980 and led the nation in all purpose yards with an average of 179.4 per game.
The first draft choice of the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders, Allen was The Sporting News rookie of the year in 1982, when he rushed for 697 yards and led the league in touchdowns with 14.
Allen's production fell off for the next three seasons, when he averaged less than 4 yards a carry, and he missed much of the 1989 season with a knee injury.
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