David Allen (American football)
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David Allen (born February 9, 1978) is a gridiron football running back who played with the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons. He played college football for Kansas State University, and earned All-American honors. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and played professionally the Jaguars and St. Louis Rams of the NFL.
Allen attended Kansas State University, and played for the Kansas State Wildcats football team from 1996 to 1999. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American as an all-purpose athlete and kick returner in 1998. He returned seven punts for a touchdown in his college career, which tied the NCAA record in 1999.
In three NFL season, Allen appeared in twenty-three regular season games, and compiled 506 punt return yards and 1,513 kick return yards.
After leaving the Rams, Allen was signed by the Calgary Stampeders and played seven regular season games with the team from 2005 to 2006. He filled multiple roles for the team. In addition to scoring both rushing and receiving touchdowns on the offense, Allen was a kick and punt returner for the Stampeders.
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- Barber, Hayden (June 13, 2018). "Royals' Kauffman, Paul Pierce, Larry Drew among Kansas Sports Hall of Fame inductees". Kansas City Star. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
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