Grady Allen
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-01-01)January 1, 1946
Place of birth: San Augustine, Texas
Date of death: December 4, 2012(2012-12-04) (aged 66)
Career information
College: Texas A&M University
Undrafted in 1968
Debuted in 1968 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1972 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* Atlanta Falcons (1968-1972)
Career highlights and awards
Games played-started     59-0
Interceptions     2
Fumble recoveries     3
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Grady Lynn Allen (January 1, 1946 - December 4, 2012) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for five seasons for the Atlanta Falcons.

Born in San Augustine, Texas, Allen played defensive end for Texas A&M from 1965 to 1967. During his senior year, he was a team captain, was given the annual Aggie Heart award by the team, earned all Southwest Conference honors, and helped the team to its first Cotton Bowl appearance in 27 years, where they upset Alabama 20-16.[1]

Not chosen in the NFL draft, Allen played as a reserve linebacker in 59 games for the Atlanta Falcons over 5 seasons from 1968 until 1972 , recording 2 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries. Allen played in all 14 games each season, except for 1971, where an injury limited him to 3 games.

Allen was inducted into the Texas A&M Hall of Fame in 1995 and served as president of the Texas A&M Lettermen’s Association in 2006.[1]

Allen died of cardiac arrest on December 4, 2012. He is survived by his wife Kay and three children: Geoff, Dennis and Ann Marie.[1] His son Dennis is the current Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders


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