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Marcus Allen

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Running Back + Heisman Trophy Winner
Born Mar 26, 1960

Marcus LeMarr Allen is a former American football running back and football analyst for CBS. As a professional, Allen ran for 12,243 yards and caught 587 passes for 5,412 yards during his career for both the Los Angeles Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs from 1982 to 1997. He scored 145 touchdowns, including a then league record 123 rushing touchdowns, and was elected to six Pro Bowls over the course of his career.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Marcus Allen.


1960 Birth Born on March 26, 1960.


1978 18 Years Old Allen played running back at the University of Southern California (USC) from 1978 to 1981. … Read More
1979 19 Years Old In 1979, he was moved to fullback.


1980 20 Years Old Eventually, in 1980, Allen became the starter at tailback and rushed for 1,563 yards, the third-most in the nation that year (behind senior George Rogers of S. Carolina - 1,781 yards and freshman Herschel Walker of Georgia - 1,616).
1981 21 Years Old In 1981, Allen had one of the most spectacular seasons in NCAA history, rushing for 2,342 yards, becoming the first player in NCAA history to rush for over 2,000 yards in one season, passing the 2,000 yard mark in a win at Cal. … Read More
1982 22 Years Old Allen was drafted with the 10th overall selection of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Raiders. … Read More
1984 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Allen may be best remembered for his heroics in Super Bowl XVIII January 22, 1984 as he ran for 191 yards, caught two passes for 18 yards, and scored two touchdowns in the Raiders 38-9 victory over the Washington Redskins. … Read More
1985 25 Years Old During the 1985 season, he rushed for 1,759 yards and scored 11 touchdowns on 380 carries, leading the Raiders to a 12-4 record and the AFC West Division Championship. … Read More
1989 29 Years Old In future seasons with the Raiders, Allen formed a stormy relationship with owner Al Davis stemming from a contract dispute where Davis referred to Allen as a "cancer to the team." He also missed most of the 1989 season with a knee injury. … Read More


1992 32 Years Old Allen's strained relationship with Davis reached an all-time low in December 1992. … Read More
1993 33 Years Old Allen eventually left Los Angeles and joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 1993. … Read More
1997 37 Years Old Allen retired after the 1997 season.
1999 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, he was ranked 72nd on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. … Read More


2008 48 Years Old In 2008, Allen joined as a spokesman for the sports website OPENSports.com, the brainchild of Mike Levy, founder and former CEO of CBS Sportsline.com. … Read More


2011 51 Years Old In 2011, Allen led the RioCan Wrecking Crew to a 2-1 record in the Strike out Cancer Baseball Tournament. … Read More
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