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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)
College:Omaha
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
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · 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.

References

  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.