John Allred (American football)

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John Allred
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Allred with the Steelers in 2002
No. 85
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1974-09-09) September 9, 1974 (age 43)
Del Mar, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: San Diego (CA) Torrey Pines
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Palomar League defensive player of the year (1992)
  • Los Angeles Times high school first-team (1992)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 30
Receiving yards: 281
Receiving average: 9.4
Receiving touchdowns: 2
Player stats at

John Charles Allred[1] (born September 9, 1974) is a former American football tight end who played in the National Football League from 1997 to 2002. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2nd round of the 1997 NFL draft and also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Early life[edit]

Born in Del Mar, California, Allred graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 1992. As a high school senior Allred was the defensive player of the year in the Palomar League and a Los Angeles Times first-team tight end, and Torrey Pines was 9–3 in the 1991 season including an eight-game winning streak.[2] Allred is now the receiver coach at San Clemente High School.

College career[edit]

He played college football at the University of Southern California from 1993 to 1996 after redshirting 1992. At USC, Allred majored in history. In 1993 and 1994, Allred played on special teams. He caught 6 passes for 70 yards in 1995. In his senior season, Allred became the starting tight end.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Allred played for the Chicago Bears between 1997 and 2000 and for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2002.


Allred is currently involved in commercial real estate in Southern California and remains an avid supporter of the USC Trojans. He currently owns "Toes on the Nose" surf shop in Laguna Beach, California.


Allred's older sister is Linda Allred, the wife of his close friend and former NFL safety John Lynch. He and Lynch had a run-in during a 1997 NFL game that resulted in Allred almost getting knocked out from a hit.[4][5]


  1. ^ "#46 John Allred". ESPN. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Henderson, Martin (January 30, 1992). "Torrey Pines' John Allred Says He Will Attend USC". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ "John Allred". USC Trojans. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ Lynch, John (November 24, 2011). "Ravens must make QB beat them". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  5. ^ "Top Ten Most Feared Tacklers: #10 John Lynch". jaw1987cchs. January 14, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-26.