At every qualification, Marcus Allen is considered the greatest running back footballer the National Football League (NFL) has ever produced. During his active years, he has been famous for running the most precise courses, having the best hands, a rare athletic speed, and growing up to be an alternate player in virtually every game he has played.
As the Football Association reports, it is no coincidence that Allen has carved out a niche for himself as one of the greatest NFL players of all time. The retired professional soccer player practically worked his way up to star status, working on his athletic talent more than most of his teammates and showing impressive performances in competitive matches and championships.
Unlike most NFL elite players, Marcus spent his career years with just two teams – the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Raiders. His time with the latter lasted a decade (from 1982 to 1992), while his contract with the former lasted from 1993 to 1997 when he officially announced his retirement from football.
A look at the timeline of his career shows that during his active years for both teams, Allen caught 587 passes over 5,412 yards, scored 145 touchdowns and ran 12,243 yards. He also holds the record as the first footballer in NFL history to score over 5,000 receive and 10,000 run yards. These and other exploits led to his election to six Pro Bowls and his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. Among his accomplishments, Marcus is the only NFL player to be named both Super Bowl MVP and NFL MVP. He is also a proud winner of the Super Bowl, the NCAA National Championship, and the Heisman Trophy, making him one of the most famous NFL short yard runners and scorers ever to grace the oval leather game.
Marcus currently works as a spokesperson and blogger for OPENSports.com, a sports website.
Marcus Allen Bio
The former Los Angeles Running Back was born in San Diego, California, on March 26, 1960, the son of Gwendolyn Allen (mother) and Harold Allen (father), and thus has American citizenship.
Marcus Allen began his pedagogical career at Abraham Lincoln High School, where he was a safety man and quarterback on the school soccer team. After graduating from school, he went to the University of California (USC) for further education. He was a member of the institution’s soccer team from 1978 to 1981 and is known for his role as a tailback and defensive back. His four seasons with his college soccer team also gave him the opportunity to run over 2,000 yards in a single season, making him the second player in NCAA history to achieve such a feat.
After a glittering college career, Marcus Allen moved to the NFL to begin a professional career as a footballer. He was finally inducted into the NFL in 1982 after being selected by the Los Angeles Raiders football team.
The retired soccer player has two siblings named Damon Allen (brother) and Michelle Allen (sister). While we can’t really give a reliable account of what Michelle is so far, we can state that Damon is the father of three daughters and one son he had with his wife. He was born on July 29, 1963, in San Diego and, like his older brother, is a retired professional soccer player. During his active years as a quarterback, Damon practiced his craft in the Canadian football league and won four Grey Cups, which he won with three different teams. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School and later made his college career at Cal State Fullerton. The 1.82-meter tall retired footballer is currently coaching the Damon Allen Quarterback Academy, which was established in May 2010. Following his election to the company in 2012, he is also a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Marcus Allen Net Worth
Without batting an eyelid, it is obvious that the 1.82-meter tall retired footballer has had a solid career in the football league. From the same field of activity, he was able to earn an impressive income from his salary cap, his contracts, and of course his bonus. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at 4 million dollars.
Allen Marcus’s Relationship With Nicole Brown
When the names Allen Marcus and Nicole Brown are mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is their scandalous love affair, which ended the friendly friendship between Marcus and Brown’s then-husband, O.J. Simpson. Although Allen denied having an affair with Nicole Brown, she confirmed in her diary entries that she was having an affair with the NFL star and expressed how happy Marcus makes her every time they are together. Nicole also noted how bad she felt about the impact her relationship with Allen might have on Kathryn Edwards, who was newly married to Marcus at the time.
Although O.J. denied the rumor in a deposition in Simpson’s 1996 civil case and on several other occasions, he later confirmed that his best friend had slept with his wife and ended his friendship with him. Brown is dead and disappeared. She was found dead in her Brentwood home on June 12, 1994.
Family – Wife, and Son
Marcus Allen is divorced after breaking off all marital relations with his wife Kathryn Edwards in 2001. Before their divorce, the couple lived together as husband and wife for 8 years. They met in 1986, became engaged after a few years, and entered into a marriage in 1993 at O. J. Simpson’s estate in Rockingham. The marital relationship of Kathryn and Marcus did not produce children, but the NFL icon shares a son named Drake Connor Allen (born 2014) with his girlfriend Lauren Hunter. Hunter is rumored to be a fitness model and has two children from a previous marriage.