There have been many great defensive stars for the Philadelphia Eagles through the years. Perhaps one of their quickest was Eric Allen, who was a constant threat to intercept any football thrown in his vicinity.
Eric Allen was an impact player almost immediately in the NFL. In his first eight years as a professional, Allen was named to the Pro Bowl six times and despite being a Cornerback, became a Sports Centre staple. In 1993, Eric Allen had six picks, four of which he returned for touchdowns.
As one of the most exciting players and best athletes in the league, it is very possible that history will shine positively on him. He has only been Hall of Fame eligible for a few years so he still has plenty of time to gain momentum among voters.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin: San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Eligible Since: 2007
Position: Right Cornerback
Played for: Philadelphia Eagles New Orleans Saints Oakland Raiders
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2nd Round, 30th Overall in 1988
Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (6) (1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1995) First Team All Pro Selection (1) (1989) Second Team All Pro Selection (2) (1991 & 1993) Most Interception Return Yards (1) (1993)
Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Interceptions (4) (1989, 1991, 1993 & 2000)
Notable All Time Rankings: 19. Interceptions: 54 21. Interception Return Yards: 826