Will Allen Speaker Profile
Will Allen Biography
Will Allen is a native of Dayton, Ohio. As a student at Wayne High School, he earned Associated Press Division I All-Ohio, Super Prep All-Midwest and Rivals.com Top 100 football honors while also running track and playing baseball. Allen graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in communications, where he received numerous honors and won a national championship. Allen is perhaps best remembered among college football fans for two plays made during the 2002 national championship season. The first occurred during the 2002 Ohio State-Michigan game, intercepting a pass from Michigan quarterback John Navarre during the closing seconds to preserve the 14-9 victory and an undefeated regular season.
Allen entered the National Football League in 2004 after being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round. Now entering his tenth season in the NFL, and his first with the Dallas Cowboys, Allen spent his first six seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his last three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Known for his versatility and his ability to contribute at either safety position, Allen is being recognized for his quick thinking and his aptitude for making game changing plays. He notched his first career two-interception game at the expense of NFL MVP Brett Favre on September 25, 2005. The two fourth-quarter interceptions contributed to the Buccaneers 17-16 victory at Lambeau Field.
Allen signed a three-year contract with Steelers on March 8, 2010 and he entered the 2012 season with 216 career tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries on special teams. He has played in 95 career regular season games with 26 starts. In 2010, the Steelers, known for their defense, earned their spot in Super Bowl XLV, ultimately falling just short and losing to the Green Bay Packers, 31-25.
Off the field, Allen took part in three-day seminars at both the Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as part of the NFLs Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program. Inspired to do more for the community where he works, lives and plays, in May 2008 the Will Allen Foundation formed. The flagship program of the foundation, Quest for Real Life Success, was established at that time in two Tampa, FL high schools, and has since expanded to both Pittsburgh and Allen's alma mater, Wayne High School, in Dayton, Ohio.
In 2011, Allen launched The Big Play, a program designed to provide suits to young men in need in the Columbus, Ohio area with plans to expand the program in 2012.
Will Allen is the son of Keith and Monica Allen and has two younger brothers Steve and Chris. Allen continues to make Tampa, FL his offseason home, where you can regularly find him participating in community events or on the golf course sharpening up his game.
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