Terry Allen (running back)

Terry Thomas Allen, Jr. (born February 21, 1968) is a former American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. Allen played college football for Clemson University. In the 1990 NFL Draft, he was selected in the ninth round by the Minnesota Vikings.

Between 1992 and 1996, Allen had 4 consecutive seasons of rushing for 1,000 or more yards, minus the 1993 season which he missed completely due to an injury.

Terry Allen
No. 21, 22, 20, 29
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:February 21, 1968 (age 51)
Commerce, Georgia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Homer (GA) Banks Co.
College:Clemson
NFL Draft:1990 / Round: 9 / Pick: 241
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:130
Carries:2,152
Rushing yards:8,614
Rushing average:4.3
Receiving yards:1,601
Total touchdowns:79
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Professional career

Minnesota Vikings

During Allen's rookie season, he was the second string running back behind Herschel Walker. The next season, the Vikings named Allen as the starter, and he rushed for 1,201 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also caught 49 passes for 478 yards and 2 touchdowns. In the summer of 1993, Allen tore his ACL in practice and missed the entire 1993 season. In 1994, Allen returned. Despite dealing with two bad ACL's, he was able to amass 1,031 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns.

Washington Redskins

Allen joined the Washington Redskins for the 1995 season rushed for 1,309 yards and 10 touchdowns. During the 1996 season, his second with the Redskins, he gathered 21 rushing touchdowns; only 9 other running backs ever rushed for over 20 touchdowns in a single season. He also had another career best in the 1996 season; besides 21 rushing touchdowns, he ran for 1,353 yards, which earned him a spot in the Pro Bowl. After the 1996 season, he played with Washington for only two more seasons and ran for 700 or more yards in each season.

In July 1997, Allen was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and fleeing the police at high speed before crashing his sports car into a peach tree in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

New England Patriots

In 1999, Allen played for the New England Patriots, where he ran for nearly 900 yards with 8 rushing touchdowns.

New Orleans Saints

Allen had the worst season of his career with the New Orleans Saints in 2000, when he was forced into action after starting running back Ricky Williams broke his ankle.

Baltimore Ravens

Even though Allen had a subpar season with the Saints, in 2001 the Baltimore Ravens signed him to a one-year deal due to losing Jamal Lewis for the season.

References

  1. ^ "Terry Allen Arrested After Police Chase". The New York Times. July 11, 1997. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
1990 Minnesota Vikings season

The 1990 Minnesota Vikings season was the 30th year season for the Minnesota Vikings and the 71st regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of six wins and ten losses. After beginning the season 1–1, the Vikings dropped their next five games and found themselves at 1–6. However, they caught fire mid-season with a five-game winning streak to even their record at 6–6 (including a 41–13 thumping of the eventual NFC Central champion Chicago Bears in Week 12). While being in the thick of the wild card race, the Vikings suddenly fell apart with a four-game losing streak to finish at 6–10.

Notable additions to the team this season were wide receiver Cris Carter and undrafted defensive lineman John Randle, both of whom would go on to have Hall of Fame careers.

Injuries to the defense and a lackluster season from Herschel Walker were the story of the team's season.

1990 NFL Draft

The 1990 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 22–23, 1990, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

The Dallas Cowboys would have had the #1 overall pick in the draft for the second consecutive year by virtue of their league-worst 1–15 record in 1989. However, the Cowboys forfeited their first-round pick by selecting quarterback Steve Walsh in the first round of the previous year's supplemental draft. The first pick instead went to the Atlanta Falcons, who traded it to the Indianapolis Colts.

Minnesota Vikings draft history

This page is a list of the Minnesota Vikings NFL Draft selections. The first draft the Vikings participated in was the 1961 NFL Draft, in which they made Tommy Mason of Tulane their first ever selection.

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