Legendary NFL Player Died Unexpectedly at 52

Legendary NFL Player Died Unexpectedly at 52

(DailyDig.com) – An offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, Larry Allen, died at age 52 on June 2 suddenly while he was on vacation in Mexico with his family.

The Cowboys made the announcement on June 3 in a statement that remembered Allen for his strength, athletic abilities, and the respect he received as the most respected player on the offensive line in the NFL. It recalled his dependability and being able to be versatile in every facet of his career. He inspired his teammates to win competitions.

The team expressed their deepest sympathies to Allen’s family as they grieved the loss of their beloved husband and father. They stated that many of the Cowboys franchise added their grief to theirs as they also loved their teammate.

Allen was with the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons out of his 14-season career. Prior to his retirement in 2007, he spent his last two years with the San Francisco 49ers. In 2019, the NFL celebrated its first 100 years by selecting him as one of the 100 greatest football players.

In 2013, Allen declared his mission for the NFL complete upon his induction into the Hall of Fame. He declared that he had achieved his simple goal of earning respect from his teammates, the NFL, and his opponents.

The Cowboys believed that he was the NFL’s strongest player ever. Allen could squat 900 pounds and bench press 700 pounds.

During his career, he played in a total of 203 games and started as Dallas’ right guard when they beat Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XXX. The Cowboys’ Super Bowl ring has Allen’s name engraved on it to honor his efforts.

A statement he made on his Hall of Fame profile page captured the essence of competitiveness. It said that his goal in every game he played in was to play so hard, the opponent just quit.

The Cowboys stated that they would be planning a memorial service for Allen sometime soon.

Allen’s wife, Janelle, his daughters Loriana and Jayla, and his son, Larry III, survived him.

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