Gary Allen (gridiron football)

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Gary Allen
Date of birth: April 23, 1960
Place of birth: Baldwin Park, California
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: International
Position(s): RB
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
College: University of Hawaii
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 6 / Pick: 148
Drafted by: Houston Oilers
As player:
Houston Oilers
Dallas Cowboys
Calgary Stampeders
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1986
CFL West All-Star: 1986, 1987
Awards: 1986, 1987 - Eddie James Memorial Trophy
Career stats
Playing stats at

Gary Allen is a former all-star and award winning running back in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League.

A graduate of University of Hawaii, where he rushed for 1000 yards twice (1979 & 1981),[1] Allen was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1982. He ended up playing 8 games with the Oilers and 22 games with the Dallas Cowboys over 3 seasons, mostly returning punts and kickoffs.[2] Canada beckoned in 1986, and he had his best year, leading the league in rushing and being named an all-star, rushing for 1153 yards. He rushed for another 857 in 1987 (again an all star,) and returned punts both years.[3] His performance fell off in 1988, with only 100 rushing yards, and he finished his career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[4]