Terry Allen (running back)
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|Date of birth:||February 21, 1968|
|Place of birth:||Commerce, Georgia|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||208 lb (94 kg)|
|High school:||Homer (GA) Banks Co.|
|NFL draft:||1990 / Round: 9 / Pick: 241|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Terry Thomas Allen, Jr. (born February 21, 1968) is a former American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. Allen played college football for Clemson University. In the 1990 NFL Draft, he was selected in the ninth round by the Minnesota Vikings.
- Minnesota Vikings
His rookie year, he was the second string running back behind Herschel Walker. The next year, the Vikings got rid of Walker and Allen was named the starter. That year, he rushed for 1,201 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also caught 49 passes for 478 yards and 2 touchdowns. In the summer of 1993, Allen tore his ACL in practice and was out the whole 1993 season. In 1994, Allen returned. Despite dealing with two bad ACL's, he was able to amass 1,031 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. However, due to the artificial turf tearing up his knees, he then decided it was time to go.
- Washington Redskins
After Minnesota, he joined the Washington Redskins and wasting no time in his first year, he ran for 1,309 yards with 10 rushing touchdowns. During the 1996 season, his second with the Redskins, he gathered 21 rushing touchdowns; only 9 other running backs ever rushed for over 20 touchdowns in a single season. He also had another career best in the 1996 season; besides 21 rushing touchdowns, he ran for 1,353 yards, which earned him a spot in the Pro Bowl. After the 1996 season, he played with Washington for only two more seasons and ran for 700 or more yards in each season.
In July 1997, Allen was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and fleeing the police at high speed before crashing his sports car into a peach tree in Atlanta, Georgia.
- New England Patriots
- New Orleans Saints
- Baltimore Ravens
|New England Patriots' Starting Running Back
|Washington Redskins' Starting Running Back
|Minnesota Vikings' Starting Running Back