Hall of Famer Larry Allen, Cowboys legend, passes away at 52

The Legendary Career of Larry Allen

Todd Archer, ESPN Staff WriterJun 3, 2024, 11:58 AM ET


    Todd Archer is an NFL reporter at ESPN and covers the Dallas Cowboys. Archer has covered the NFL since 1997 and Dallas since 2003. He joined ESPN in 2010. You can follow him on Twitter at @toddarcher.

Larry Allen: A Football Legend

The Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame offensive lineman Larry Allen passed away while on vacation with his family in Mexico. He was 52.

Remembering a Football Icon

The Cowboys described Larry Allen as one of the most respected and accomplished offensive linemen in NFL history. His versatility, strength, and dependability set him apart on the field.

He was deeply loved and cared for by his family, and his legacy lives on through his wife, Janelle, and children – Jayla, Loriana, and Larry III. The entire football community mourns his loss.

A Career of Excellence

Allen, a second-round pick from Sonoma State in 1994, quickly rose to prominence as one of the most dominant offensive linemen in the league. His 11 Pro Bowl appearances and Hall of Fame induction in 2013 solidify his place in football history.

After playing for the Cowboys from 1994-2005, where he won a Super Bowl in 1995, Allen spent his final two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

From Adversity to Greatness

Despite a challenging upbringing in Compton, California, Allen’s determination and talent shone through. His remarkable journey from Butte College to the NFL is an inspiration to many.

Known for his incredible feats of strength, including bench-pressing 700 pounds, and impressive speed, Allen’s impact on the game transcends his playing days.

His legacy as a true football legend will forever be remembered by fans, teammates, and opponents alike.

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