Jerry Allen

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Jerry Allen
No. 44, 20
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1941-06-26) June 26, 1941 (age 75)
Place of birth: Canton, Ohio
Career information
High school: Washington (OH)
College: Omaha
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 8 / Pick: 120
AFL draft: 1966 / Round: 11 / Pick: 93
(By the New York Jets)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Player stats at PFR

Gerald Allen (born June 26, 1941 in Canton, Ohio) is a former American football running back in the National Football League[1] 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 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.