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|Date of birth:||June 26, 1941|
|Place of birth:||Canton, Ohio|
|High school:||Washington (OH)|
|NFL Draft:||1966 / Round: 8 / Pick: 120|
|AFL draft:||1966 / Round: 11 / Pick: 93
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Gerald Allen (born June 26, 1941 in Canton, Ohio) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Colts. He played college football at the University of Omaha (now the University of Nebraska-Omaha) and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1966 NFL Draft. Allen was also selected in the eleventh round of the 1966 AFL Draft by the New York Jets. As of 2011[update] he is tied with eleven players for the longest career reception: a 99-yard pass play from Hall of Fame quarterback Sonny Jurgensen during a September 15, 1968 game against the Chicago Bears. After Retirement from pro football, he was briefly employed as a Physical Education Teacher at Stemmers Run Jr. High School (now Stemmers Run Middle School) in Essex, MD for the 1970-71 school year.
- "National Football League Set to Open Season That Will End in Super Bowl; 15-WEEK LISTING BEGINS SATURDAY Colts and Packers to Meet in Opener Giants Visit Pittsburgh Next Sunday". New York Times. 4 September 1966. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
...and Gerald Allen, a running back, are top rookies.
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