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48. Eric Allen

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Eric Allen
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

Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame:
Never


Should Eric Allen be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 33.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 44.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 11.1%
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