|Date of birth:||January 22, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Tucker, Georgia|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||194 lb (88 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86|
Career NFL statistics
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Asher Allen (born January 22, 1988) is a former American football cornerback who played for three seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Minnesota Vikings. After playing college football for Georgia, he was drafted by the Vikings in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Allen made his NFL debut in week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to an injury to starting cornerback Antoine Winfield. In the game, Allen made two key fourth quarter plays. He first made a touchdown-saving tackle on a kick return by Stefan Logan. Later in the drive he caused a fumble on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, resulting in a fourth down. In week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks, Allen intercepted a pass from Matt Hasselbeck for his first NFL interception. He was placed on injured reserve at the end of the 2011 season due to a concussion. After three seasons of play, he announced his retirement from the NFL on May 30, 2012.
- "Asher Allen retires from NFL after just three seasons".
- "Six Georgia Bulldogs Taken in 2009 NFL Draft". wjbf.com. April 27, 2009. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
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