Russell Allen
No. 50     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-05) May 5, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth: Upland, California
Career information
College: San Diego State
Undrafted in 2009
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2009 2013)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     331
Sacks     2.0
Forced fumbles     2
Fumble recoveries     3
Interceptions     1
Stats at

Russell Allen (born May 5, 1986) is a former American football player. He was born in Oceanside, California. He played linebacker for San Diego State University. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars on April 26, 2009. On September 5, 2009, he became one of two undrafted rookies, the other being Julius Williams, to make the Jaguars opening day roster. Allen suffered a stroke on December 15, 2013 during a game against the Buffalo Bills. Doctors subsequently advised him to avoid playing again.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Allen was named starting weakside linebacker on October 11, 2009 against the Seattle Seahawks. During the 2009 season, Allen played in all 16 games, starting five.[2]

Allen was placed on injured reserve on December 19, 2013, ending his season.

Allen was released by the Jaguars on April 17, 2014 after suffering a stroke on the field.[3][4]


On April 22, 2014, he announced his retirement from the National Football League at the age of 27.[5]


  2. "Russell Allen Player Bio". Jacksonville Jaguars. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  3. Hanzus, Dan (April 17, 2014). "Russell Allen released by Jacksonville Jaguars". Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  4. Klemko, Robert (April 22, 2014). "Russell Allen suffered on-field stroke playing linebacker for Jaguars". The MMQB. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  5. "Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen said he is retiring after suffering on-field stroke". Retrieved April 22, 2014.

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