Former NFL Pro-Bowl Defensive End
Career Highlights: Jared Allen is the recently retired colorful All-Pro defensive who played 13 NFL seasons with Kansas City (2004-07), Minnesota (2008-13), Chicago (2014-15) and Carolina (2015). Allen played in first Super Bowl with Carolina in 2016, and retired as a Minnesota Viking in April. Dubbed the “sack machine” for his passionate pursuit of quarterbacks, Allen led the NFL in sacks with 136 since joining the league in 2004. A five-time Pro Bowler, four-time All-Pro, and two-time NFL sacks leader, he 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. Allen was the Minnesota Vikings’ 2009 and 2011 Defensive MVP as voted by his teammates. Allen is tied for the most career NFL safeties with four. He 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.