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Jeff Allen (American football)

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Allen in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 71 Kansas City Chiefs
Position: Offensive Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-01-08) January 8, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
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Career information
High school: Chicago (IL) King
College: Illinois
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career Template:If empty statistics as of 2014
Games played: 32
Games started: 28
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Jeff Allen (born January 8, 1990) is an American football offensive guard for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Illinois. In the 2012 NFL Draft, Allen was selected in round 2, pick 44 by the Kansas City Chiefs.

College career

Allen attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign from 2008 to 2011. He started 47 games at both left and right tackle during his career. He was teammates with Xavier Fulton and Jon Asamoah.

Professional career

2012 NFL Draft

Projected as a second round selection by Sports Illustrated,[1] Allen was ranked as the No. 6 offensive guard available in the 2012 NFL Draft.[2] He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2nd round, 44th overall.

Kansas City Chiefs

In his rookie season, Allen appeared in all 16 games, and became a starter at left guard by week 4 against the San Diego Chargers.

In 2013, he was expected to compete with Geoff Schwartz for playing time at guard.[3]

Personal Life

Married to Marrisa Holden, a former Illinois soccer player.


  1. ^ "Jeff Allen". CNN. 
  2. ^ "View Draft by Positions". CNN. 
  3. ^ "Chiefs add veteran offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz to bolster depth". Fox News. March 15, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 

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