Jeff Allen (American football)

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Jeff Allen
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Allen with the Kansas City Chiefs
No. 79 – Houston Texans
Position: Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1990-01-08) January 8, 1990 (age 27)
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
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Games played: 58
Games started: 50
Player stats at

Jeff Allen (born January 8, 1990) is an American football offensive guard for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Illinois. Allen was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

After graduating from Chicago's King High School, 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 second round, 44th overall.[3]

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.

Houston Texans[edit]

On March 9, 2016, Allen signed a four-year contract with the Houston Texans.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Married to Marrisa Holden, a former Illinois soccer player. They have one daughter together.


  1. ^ "Jeff Allen". CNN. 
  2. ^ "View Draft by Positions". CNN. 
  3. ^ Thorman, Chris (April 27, 2012). "Chiefs Draft Picks 2012: KC Selects Illinois OT Jeff Allen At No. 44". Retrieved May 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ Texans report: Jeff Allen, Tony Bergstrom added to offensive line
  5. ^ "Flurry of free agent moves made by Texans". March 10, 2016. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 

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