Jack Allen (American football)

Jack Allen (born September 24, 1992) is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Michigan State. His younger brother Brian Allen was the 111th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams.[1]

Jack Allen
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1992-09-24) September 24, 1992 (age 27)
Hinsdale, Illinois
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:296 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Hinsdale (IL) Central
College:Michigan State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years and collegeEdit

Jack Allen attended Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Illinois. Jack was also a State Champion in wrestling while in high school. Jack received first-team Associated Press All-America honors in 2015 while playing for the Michigan State Spartans football team.[2] That season,Jack even scored a touchdown on a hand-off against Penn State.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
296 lb
(134 kg)
32 14 in
(0.82 m)
10 18 in
(0.26 m)
5.29 s 4.73 s 7.90 s 8 ft 5 in
(2.57 m)
23 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On April 30, 2016, Jack Allen signed an undrafted free agent deal with the New Orleans Saints after going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft.[5] On September 3, 2016, Jack was waived by the Saints and was signed to the practice squad.[6] Jack was promoted to the active roster on December 10, 2016.[7]

On August 23, 2017, Jack Allen was waived/injured by the Saints and placed on injured reserve.[8]

Chicago BearsEdit

On July 28, 2018, Jack Allen signed with the Chicago Bears.[9] Jack was waived on August 4, 2018.[10]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

On August 5, 2018, Jack Allen was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs, but was waived two days later.[11][12]


  1. ^ Michigan State's Brian Allen had good feeling L.A. Rams would draft him
  2. ^ Ralph D. Russo, AP College Football Writer. "Michigan State's Jack Allen named AP first-team All-American". WXYZ.
  3. ^ Kevin Trahan (November 28, 2015). "Michigan State's 296-pound center took a handoff and stiffarmed a defender like that's his job". SBNation.com. Vox Media.
  4. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Jack Allen". NFL.com.
  5. ^ Jack Allen 'excited to prove myself' with Saints after going undrafted, Bob Narang, Pioneer Press, May 2, 2016.
  6. ^ Gantt, Darin. "Saints cut Khalif Barnes, Travaris Cadet in getting roster to 53". NBCSports.com.
  7. ^ "Saints Promote C Jack Allen To Active Roster". December 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Erickson, Joel A. (August 23, 2017). "Saints sign Elijah Mitchell, waive Jack Allen with an injury". TheAdvocate.com.
  9. ^ Williams, Charean (July 28, 2018). "Bears sign Jack Allen, waive Bunmi Rotimi". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  10. ^ "Bears waive OL Jack Allen, replace him with OL Kaleb Johnson". Bears Wire. USA Today. August 4, 2018.
  11. ^ "Chiefs swap centers, waive Tejan Koroma and claim Jack Allen". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. August 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "Jack Allen waived, Chiefs claim Ethan Cooper from Packers". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. August 7, 2018.

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