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Jerry Allen taught 9th Grade Physical Education at Stemmer Run Junior High School in Baltimore County Maryland for the school year of 1971-1972. He showed all of his classes the film of his 99 yard touchdown. When teaching Football he sometimes joined the students and was still so fast no one could come close to touching him in touch football

Jerry Allen
No. 44, 20
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1941-06-26) June 26, 1941 (age 82)
Canton, Ohio, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Massillon Washington
(Massillon, Ohio)
NFL draft:1966 / Round: 8 / Pick: 120
AFL draft:1966 / Round: 11 / Pick: 93
(By the New York Jets)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
NFL record
Player stats at PFR

Gerald Allen (born June 26, 1941) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL)[1] for the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Colts.

He was born in Canton, Ohio. He played college football at the University of Omaha (now the University of Nebraska-Omaha) and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1966 NFL Draft. Allen was also picked in the eleventh round of the 1966 AFL Draft by the New York Jets. As of 2011 he is tied with eleven players for the longest career reception: a 99-yard pass play from Hall of Fame quarterback Sonny Jurgensen during a September 15, 1968, game against the Chicago Bears.


  1. ^ "National Football League Set to Open Season That Will End in Super Bowl; 15-WEEK LISTING BEGINS SATURDAY Colts and Packers to Meet in Opener Giants Visit Pittsburgh Next Sunday". New York Times. September 4, 1966. Retrieved November 15, 2010. ...and Gerald Allen, a running back, are top rookies.