Former NFL Pro-Bowl Defensive End
Career Highlights: A five-time Pro Bowler, four-time All-Pro, and two-time NFL sacks leader, Jared Allen played 13 NFL seasons with Kansas City (2004-07), Minnesota (2008-13), Chicago (2014-15) and Carolina (2015). The popular and colorful Allen, who played in his first Super Bowl with Carolina in 2016, retired as a Minnesota Viking in April 2016. Dubbed the “sack machine” for his passionate pursuit of quarterbacks, Allen led the NFL in sacks with 136 since joining the league in 2004 and also posted eight double-digit sack seasons. Known for his durability, Allen started 181 of 187 games, recording 643 tackles, six interceptions, 31 forced fumbles and 19 fumble recoveries in his NFL career. Allen led the NFL and set a Vikings franchise record with 22 sacks in 2011, which is tied for second most in NFL single-season history. The Minnesota Vikings’ 2009 and 2011 Defensive MVP as voted by his teammates, Allen is tied for the most career NFL safeties with four. Allen led the Vikings in sacks all six seasons with the team and led the Chiefs in sacks during three of the four seasons with the team.