Marcus Allen |Bio, Career, Net Worth, Kids, Affair, Awards, Parents and Siblings

Marcus Allen’s Quick Facts

Full Name Marcus LeMarr Allen
Born 26 March 1960 (62 years)
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88m)
Position Running back
Weight 210 lb (95kg)

Who is Marcus Allen?

Marcus Allen is a former American football running back, analyst, and actor who invested 16 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), mostly with the Los Angeles Raiders. He was selected 10th overall by the Raiders in the 1982 NFL Draft, after his successful college football career at USC. He is regarded as one of the greatest goal-line and short-yard runners in NFL history. He played for the Raiders for 11 seasons before joining the Kansas City Chiefs for the last five.

How did Marcus Allen Start his career?

Marcus Allen was born in San Diego, California in 1960, to Harold and Gwen Allen. He was interested in many different activities as a child, such as singing in the church choir, despite that his true passion was sports. Marcus played football at Lincoln High School and was a top performer on the defensive side of the ball. He only committed to playing offense his senior year, when he was named the team’s quarterback. He led Lincoln to the county championship in 1977. After scoring five touchdowns in the game, He received national attention. When it came time for Allen to choose a college, he had scholarship offers as a defensive player but very few as an offensive player. Furthermore, when the University of Southern California (USC) offered him a scholarship, he turned down all of his other offers. Marcus wanted to be a USC Trojan, even if it meant never playing offense. Allen began his career at USC as a defensive back, but due to injuries, Coach John Robinson asked the awestruck freshman to switch to the offensive side of the ball. He agreed, and thus was born a Hall of Fame football player.

Marcus Allen’s Career on to the NFL.

Marcus was regarded as too slow out of college for a premier NFL running back position, so he trained with UCLA track coach Jim Bush. Another criticism aimed at Marcus was that he was too into the high life as a friend of fellow Heisman Trophy winner and USC tailback O.J. Simpson. On draft day, the new fully relocated Los Angeles Raiders shortlisted Marcus in the first round and tenth overall. Moreover, he was named the starter after a long and tedious training camp and rushed for 100 yards in his first game. The players then went on strike for eight weeks following the second week of the season. Despite signing for a $400,000 bonus and earning $150,000 per year, Allen continued to live in a hotel in  Oakland with no car.

Marcus rushed for 1,014 yards in his second season, and the Raiders advanced to the Super Bowl against the heavily favored Washington Redskins. The Raiders dominated the Redskin and won 38-9. After gaining 191 yards on 20 carries, he was named the game’s MVP. Marcus injured his ankle in the 1985 season opener against the New York Giants. It was the team’s third game and their third loss in a row. Furthermore, he was plagued for some time by the injury, despite the fact that nothing appeared to be broken. Despite being named to the Pro Bowl that year, his doctors refused to release him to play, and his statistics suffered in 1986.

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After a disappointing 1987 season and another player’s strike, Marcus managed to lead the Raiders to victory for the seventh time in his career in 1988. In addition, he re-signed with the Raiders in 1989 but only appeared in a few games until 1991. His eleventh and final season with the Raiders came in 1992. He signed with Kansas City and remained with them until his retirement from professional football in 1997. Marcus had 145 career touchdowns, including 123 rushing touchdowns, when he retired after 221 games he played, From 1986 to 1997, he held the NFL record of 11 consecutive games with 100 or more rushing yards. Marcus was a six-time Pro Bowler who ranked third in pass receptions with 587 and seventh in rushing yards with 12,243. His 1985 single-season total of 2,314 combined rushing and receiving yards ranks third in the NFL.

After Marcus’s retirement.

After retirement Macurs became a spokesperson for the sports website OPENSports.com in 2008, the brainchild of Mike Levy, the founder and former CEO of CBS Sportsline.com. During this time, he maintained a blog and occasionally answered member questions for the company.

Marcus’s NFL Awards.

1981- Heisman Trophy; College Player of the year

1982- Rookie of the Year; Pro-Bowl

1984- Most Valuable Player, Super Bowl XVIII

1993- NFL Comeback Player of the Year

2000- College Football Hall of Fame

Who is the Wife of Marcus Allen?

Marcus was married to Kathryn Edwards in 1998 but in 2001 the couple divorced and later married Donnie Edwards former NFL Linebacker.

Who were the Parents of Marcus Allen?

Harold Allen and Gwendolyn Allen are the parents of Marcus

Did Marcus Allen Have Siblings?

Yes, Marcus is the older brother of Harold, Michael, Darius, Michael, Michelle, and Damon Allen, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame quarterback.

How many Kids does Marcus Allen have?

Marcus has three kids Drake Connor Allen and the other two from her previous marriage.

 

What is the Net Worth of Marcus Allen?

Marcus has a net worth of $5 Million

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