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Marcus Allen Biography - College Career, The Raiders, Chronology, Contact Information, Career Statistics, Awards And Accomplishments - SELECTED WRITINGS BY ALLEN:

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Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Allen came to be admired for his intelligence and quiet determination as much as for his skill in gaining yardage. An all-around athlete with a winning smile and boyish charm, Allen's appearance concealed a mature team player. As a senior at the University of Southern California (USC), he was a first-round draft pick, taken by the Raiders under the shadow of that team's move from Oakland to Los Angeles, California. In 1984 Allen was named the most valuable player of Super Bowl XVIII. A Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee, he has been quoted, "There is absolutely nothing that compares with winning."

Born in San Diego, California, on March 16, 1960, Marcus LaMarr Allen is the second of six siblings, the children of Gwen, a licensed vocational nurse, and Harold "Red" Allen, a construction foreman. As a child Allen played little league along with his four brothers. Later, at San Diego's Lincoln High School from 1975-78, he lettered in baseball, basketball, track, and football. He was named to the all-city and all-league football teams and remained strong in academics. Although he played quarterback in high school, he preferred to play running back and opted to attend the University of Southern California (USC) because of the school's history of Heisman Trophy winning running backs.

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(With Carlton Stowers) Marcus, St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Sketch by G. Cooksey

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almost 8 years ago

my name is marcus lee allen, and i am a huge fan of marcus lamarr allen, i was born june 16 of the year '97, im a great football player also, im not making this up i feal the year he stoped playin (whitch was the year i was born) i think it means the 2nd marcus allen has been reborn, but im no running back, i currently play center, left O guard right D end and kicker, punter, i start on everything