Eric Allen

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Date of Birth November 22, 1965
Place of Birth San Diego, California
Age 55 years old
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Eric Andre Allen is an American football coach and former cornerback who played in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, and Oakland Raiders from 1988 to 2001. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Allen retired from football after the 2001 season and is currently an NFL analyst for Pac-12 Networks. In his NFL career, he recorded 54 interceptions for 827 yards and eight touchdowns, while also recovering seven fumbles. His 54 interceptions ties him for 21st in NFL history. He now lives in San Diego, California with his wife Lynn and his children Austin, Hunter, Jordan, and Noah.

Position: Cornerback
Date of birth: Nov 22, 1965
Place of birth: San Diego, California
High school: San Diego (CA) Point Loma
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 2/ Pick: 30

About Eric Allen

Retired cornerback who made 6 Pro Bowls as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints. He was included on the Eagles 75th Anniversary Team in 2007 and was inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame in 2011.

Before Fame

He was a standout player at Arizona State and was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft.


His interception of Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason, which he returned 94 yards for a touchdown, was hailed by NFL Films as "The Greatest Interception Return in NFL History."

Family Life

He has sons named Austin, Jordan, Noah and Hunter.


He was a key member of the famed "Gang Green" Eagles defenses of the 80's and 90's alongside Hall of Famer Reggie White.

Information related to Eric Allen

  • Point Loma High School alumni
  • Arizona State Sun Devils football players
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Latest information about Eric Allen updated on November 25, 2020.

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