Marcus Allen

  • 6x Pro Bowl selection (1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1993)
  • 5x All-Pro selection (1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1993)
  • 1981 Heisman Trophy
  • 1981 Walter Camp Award
  • 1985 NFL MVP
  • 1982 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Super Bowl XVIII MVP
  • 1985 NFL Offensive Player of the Year
  • 1993 NFL Comeback Player of the Year

Marcus Allen ( born March 26, 1960 in San Diego ) is a former American professional American football player in the position of running backs. He is currently a game analyst for CBS. As a professional football he latched on to a total of 12,243 yards, caught 587 passes for 5,411 yards total space gain and scored 145 touchdowns. He was the first player to erlief over 10,000 yards and scored more than 5,000 yards in pass catches.


Allen began to play in the Abraham Lincoln High School in San Diego Football, first on the positions of the quarterbacks and defensive backs. At the University of Southern California (USC ), he played from 1978 to 1981, finally as a Running Back College Football. The first two seasons he was the substitute of Charles White. In 1981, Allen returned from one of the most spectacular seasons NCAA history by erlief 2,342 yards and thereby created the first NCAA player in a season over 2,000 yards. He won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award. In 1982 he was selected as the tenth player in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Raiders. In 1985 he was chosen because of its good performance for MVP. After a knee injury that brought him a long time out in the NFL 1989 season, he left the Raiders and played from now on for the Kansas City Chiefs. There he was elected to the NFL Comeback Player of the Year and stayed until 1997.


Marcus Allen is mentioned in Eminem 's song Role Model.