John Allred
Allred in 2002.
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-09-09) September 9, 1974 (age 46)
Place of birth: Del Mar, California
Career information
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38
Debuted in 1997 for the Chicago Bears
Last played in 2002 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Palomar League defensive player of the year (1992)
  • Los Angeles Times high school first-team (1992)
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John Charles Allred[1] (born September 9, 1974) is a retired American football tight end who played in the National Football League from 1997 to 2002.

Early life

Born in Del Mar, California, Allred graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 1992. As a high school senior Allred was the defensive player of the year in the Palomar League and a Los Angeles Times first-team tight end, and Torrey Pines was 9–3 in the 1991 season including an eight-game winning streak.[2] Allred is now the receiver coach at San Clemente High School.

College career

He played college football at the University of Southern California from 1993 to 1996 after redshirting 1992. At USC, Allred majored in history. In 1993 and 1994, Allred played on special teams. He caught 6 passes for 70 yards in 1995. In his senior season, Allred became the starting tight end.[3]

Professional career

Allred played for the Chicago Bears between 1997 and 2000 and for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2002.


Allred is currently involved in commercial real estate in Southern California and remains an avid supporter of the USC Trojans. He currently owns "Toes on the Nose" surf shop in Laguna Beach, California.


Allred's older sister is Linda, the wife of his close friend and former NFL safety John Lynch. He and Lynch had a run-in during a 1997 NFL game that resulted in Allred almost getting knocked out from a hit.[4][5]


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