Russell Allen (American football)

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Russell Allen
No. 50
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-05) May 5, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Upland, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Vista (CA)
College: San Diego State
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2009 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Last played in 2013 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 331
Sacks 2.0
INTs 1
Forced fumbles 2
Stats at NFL.com

Russell Allen (born May 5, 1986) is a retired American football player. He was born in Oceanside, California. He played linebacker for San Diego State University. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars on April 26, 2009. On September 5, 2009, he became one of two undrafted rookies, the other being Julius Williams, to make the Jaguars opening day roster. Allen suffered a stroke on December 15, 2013 during a game against the Buffalo Bills. Doctors subsequently advised him to avoid playing again.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Allen was named starting weakside linebacker on October 11, 2009 against the Seattle Seahawks. During the 2009 season, Allen played in all 16 games, starting five.[2]

Allen was placed on injured reserve on December 19, 2013, ending his season.

Allen was released by the Jaguars on April 17, 2014 after suffering a stroke on the field.[3][4]

Retirement[edit]

On April 22, 2014, he announced his retirement from the National Football League at the age of 27.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10821995/russell-allen-former-member-jacksonville-jaguars-suffered-stroke
  2. ^ "Russell Allen Player Bio". Jacksonville Jaguars. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Hanzus, Dan (April 17, 2014). "Russell Allen released by Jacksonville Jaguars". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  4. ^ Klemko, Robert (April 22, 2014). "Russell Allen suffered on-field stroke playing linebacker for Jaguars". The MMQB. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  5. ^ "Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen said he is retiring after suffering on-field stroke". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 

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