| Free safety|
American football player
| 186 lb (84 kg)|
Grace Allen (m. 2015)
| (1991-12-18) December 18, 1991 (age 23)|
Daytona Beach (FL) Mainland
2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147
Atlanta Falcons (#37 / Cornerback)
Purdue Boilermakers football
Robert Alford, Dezmen Southward, Ra'Shede Hageman, Patrick DiMarco, Paul Worrilow
Daytona Beach, Florida
Ricardo Allen Wikipedia
Ricardo Jamal Allen (born December 18, 1991) is an American football free safety for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Falcons in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue.
Allen attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. Allen committed to Purdue University on October 16, 2009.
As a junior in 2012, Allen broke the Purdue record for interceptions for touchdowns. He was a second team All-Big Ten Conference selection.
Allen was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Allen signed a four-year contract with the Falcons on May 18, 2014. He was added to active roster on December 16, 2014 after fellow defensive back Robert Alford was sent to injured reserve.
Allen became the starting free safety for the 2015 season. In his first NFL start, he intercepted a Sam Bradford pass to end the game and give the Falcons a 26-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He finished the 2015 season with three interceptions, one sack, and four passes defended.
In 2016, Allen started all 16 games at free safety for the Falcons, recording 90 tackles, three pass break-ups and two interceptions.
In the 2016 season, Allen and the Falcons reached Super Bowl LI, where they faced the New England Patriots on February 5, 2017. In the Super Bowl, the Falcons fell in a 34–28 overtime defeat.