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49. 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.

Should Eric Allen be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 81.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.7%
No opinion. - 0.6%
No way! - 3.9%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: San Diego, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Position: Cornerback
  • Games Played: 217
  • Notable Statistics: 54 Interceptions
    824 Interception Return Yards
    8 Interception Return Touchdowns
    6 Forced Fumbles
    7 Fumble Recoveries
    63 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    3.0 Quarterback Sacks
    787 Combined Tackles
    379 Solo Tackles*
    57 Assisted Tackles*
    1 Tackle for Loss**
    1 Kick Return
    2 Kick Return Yards
    129 Approximate Value

    9 Playoff Games
    4 Interceptions
    25 Interception Return Yards
    8 Combined Tackles
    4 Solo Tackles*
    2 Assisted Tackles*


    *Solo Tackles and Assisted Tackles became official statistics in 1994.
    **Tackles for Loss became an official statistic in 1999.
  • Played For: New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles
  • College: Arizona State
  • Drafted: 2nd Round, 30th Overall in 1988
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Super Bowl Rings (None)
    First Team All-Pro Selection (1) (1989)
    Second Team All-Pro Selection (2) (1991 & 1993)
    Pro Bowl Selections (6) (1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1995)
    All-Rookie (1988)
    Most Interception Return Yards (1) (1993)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (1989)
    Top Ten Finishes: Interceptions (4) (1989, 1991, 1993 & 2000)
    Top Ten Finishes: Interception Return Yards (2) (1993 & 2000)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 21.  Interceptions: 54
    24.  Interception Return Yards: 826
    54.  Games Started: 214

Should Eric Allen be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 81.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.7%
No opinion. - 0.6%
No way! - 3.9%
Last modified on Sunday, 20 March 2022 02:38

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