Matt Allen

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Matt Allen
No. 12
Date of birth (1977-10-23) October 23, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Montgomery, Alabama
Career information
Position(s) Punter
Career history
As player
2002* Atlanta Falcons
2002 New York Giants
*Offseason/practice squad member only
Career stats

Matt Allen (born October 23, 1977 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a former American football punter in the NFL who played for the New York Giants. He played college football at Troy State.

Early life[edit]

Allen played football, basketball, and baseball for Calvary Christian Academy.

College career[edit]

Allen played for Troy State University.

NFL career[edit]

Before joining the Giants, Allen played for the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason. In his 2002 NFL season, Allen made 63 punts for 2,326 yards with 2,045 net yards and an average 36.9 yards per punt. He is infamously known for attempting to pass to Rich Seubert, after a botch snap from Trey Junkin, on the last play of the Giants-49ers NFC Wildcard game on January 5, 2003, which fell incomplete, ending the Giants' season. Another factor in the failed play is a pass interference penalty that wasn't called. Had the penalty been called, the Giants would have had another chance to kick. This play ended up being #10 on NFL Top 10's Top Ten Meltdowns[1] and Top Ten Controversial Calls at #7.[2]


  1. ^ "NFL Videos: Top 10 meltdowns in NFL history". 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  2. ^ "NFL Videos: Top 10 controversial calls". 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 

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