Jeff Allen (American football)

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Jeff Allen
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Allen in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 71     Kansas City Chiefs
Offensive Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-01-08) January 8, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 306 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school: Chicago (IL) King
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
Debuted in 2012 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 31
Games started 27
Stats at NFL.com

Jeff Allen (born January 8, 1990) is an American football offensive guard for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Illinois. In the 2012 NFL Draft, Allen was selected in round 2, pick 44 by the Kansas City Chiefs.

College career[edit]

Allen attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign from 2008 to 2011. He started 47 games at both left and right tackle during his career. He was teammates with Xavier Fulton and Jon Asamoah.

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Projected as a second round selection by Sports Illustrated,[1] Allen was ranked as the No. 6 offensive guard available in the 2012 NFL Draft.[2] He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2nd round, 44th overall.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

In his rookie season, Allen appeared in all 16 games, and became a starter at left guard by week 4 against the San Diego Chargers.

In 2013, he was expected to compete with Geoff Schwartz for playing time at guard.[3]

Personal Life[edit]

Married to Marrisa Holden, a former Illinois soccer player.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeff Allen". CNN. 
  2. ^ "View Draft by Positions". CNN. 
  3. ^ "Chiefs add veteran offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz to bolster depth". Fox News. March 15, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 

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