San Diego State
| Vista (CA)|
American football player
| (1986-05-05) May 5, 1986 (age 29)|
San Diego State University
50 (Jacksonville Jaguars / Linebacker)
Jennifer Allen, Dave Allen
Russell Allen (American football) Wikipedia
Russell Allen (born May 5, 1986) is a former American football player. He was born in Oceanside, California. He played linebacker for San Diego State University. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars on April 26, 2009. On September 5, 2009, he became one of two undrafted rookies, the other being Julius Williams, to make the Jaguars opening day roster. Allen suffered a stroke on December 15, 2013 during a game against the Buffalo Bills. Doctors subsequently advised him to avoid playing again.
Allen was named starting weakside linebacker on October 11, 2009 against the Seattle Seahawks. During the 2009 season, Allen played in all 16 games, starting five.
Allen was placed on injured reserve on December 19, 2013, ending his season.
Allen was released by the Jaguars on April 17, 2014 after suffering a stroke on the field.
On April 22, 2014, he announced his retirement from the National Football League at the age of 27.