Larry Christopher Allen, Sr.
(born November 27, 1971) is a former American football guard
of the National Football League
. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys
in the second round of the 1994 NFL Draft
. He played college football
at Sonoma State
An 11-time Pro Bowl
selection, Allen played 12 seasons with the Cowboys and earned a Super Bowl ring
with the team after a 27-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers
in Super Bowl XXX
. He played his final two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers
before signing a one-day contract with the Dallas Cowboys, allowing him to retire with the organization that drafted him, prior to the 2008
regular season. In his career, he played in more Pro Bowls than any other Dallas Cowboys offensive player in franchise history.
At 6 ft 3 in tall and weighing 325 pounds, Allen is regarded as possibly one of the physically strongest men to have ever played in the NFL, having recorded a bench press
of 692 lb.
Allen attended a different school each of four years of high school. He finished from Vintage High School
in Napa, California
but did not graduate. As a freshman at Centennial Senior High in Compton, California
, he lettered
Allen originally attended Butte College
in Oroville, California
. He played two years at Butte. Butte went 10-1 while winning the Golden Valley Conference both years. Larry was named to the All-Conference and All-State teams both years. He was also... Read More