Jared Allen Speaker Profile
Defensive End for the Minnesota Vikings
Jared Allen Biography
Jared Allen was born April 3, 1982 in Dallas, Texas and is an American football defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League He was originally drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Idaho State. Allen is a three-time Pro Bowl selection and All-Pro with the Chiefs in 2007 and the Vikings in 2008 & 2009.
On April 22, 2008, the Chiefs traded Allen to the Minnesota Vikings. In exchange, the Vikings sent the Chiefs a first-round pick, which they used to select OT Branden Albert, and two third-round picks and swapped sixth-round picks in the 2008 NFL Draft. The Vikings then signed Allen to a six-year contract, which at the time was the richest contract for a defensive player in NFL history. Allen is due an US$8 million roster bonus in 2010 per the six-year, US$72.36 million contract he signed with the Vikings. The bonus is guaranteed for injury only. Allen's signing bonus is US$15.5 million.
During the 2008 season, Allen recorded 54 tackles including 14.5 sacks, with 3 forced fumbles while battling both knee and shoulder injuries throughout the season. He was named First-team All-Pro and selected to his second Pro Bowl. His first sack as a Viking was against the Colts when he sacked quarterback Peyton Manning. In his first playoff game as a Viking, Allen recorded 3 tackles along with 2 sacks and a forced fumble. Allen also forced a safety when he chased Dan Orlovsky out of the end zone during a Lions game. He also forced another safety in week 10 game against the Green Bay Packers, when he sacked Aaron Rodgers in the end zone.
On October 5, 2009, against the Green Bay Packers, Allen set a career high with 4.5 sacks, as well as having his third safety in the last two years. A week later against the St. Louis Rams, he returned a fumble 52 yards for the first defensive touchdown of his career.
He also made the Pro Bowl in 2009 as the starting DE for the NFC team.
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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 3:32 pm
Each year we come together to honor our veterans and their honorable service to our country. We hang our American flags high, wear red, white, and blue, and stop veterans on the street to say a simple "Thank You." Some Americans however, like Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen, take it upon themselves to go above and beyond to show our heroes how much they appreciate their...[Read More]
Posted on 7 February 2014 | 5:55 pm
Minnesota Vikings star defensive end Jared Allen will be hosting celebrities, friends, and foundation supporters at the inaugural Helping Heroes Hawaii Golf and Gala. The event will be held at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu to raise funds and awareness for his non-profit foundation, Jared Allen's Homes for Warriors. All proceeds will go towards the building and...[Read More]
Posted on 13 November 2012 | 6:10 pm
Popular Minnesota Vikings' defensive end Jared Allen held the first annual Jared Allen "Helping Heroes Gala" on Friday night, November 9, in downtown Minneapolis. Allen has been doing great things for wounded war veterans with the organization using the money raised to build or modify homes for injured military veterans. Friday's event raised around $300,000 from ticket sales and a...[Read More]
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