Matthew George Matt Millen is an American former National Football League linebacker, and former executive. Millen played for the Oakland Raiders, the San Francisco 49ers, in Millens 12-year NFL playing career, he played on four teams that won the Super Bowl. Millen won a Super Bowl ring with each of the three teams for which he played, moreover, he won a Super Bowl ring in each of the four cities in which he played. After his playing career, Millen was President and chief officer of the Detroit Lions from 2001 until week 4 of the 2008 NFL season. His eight-year tenure as head of the led to the worst eight-year record in the history of the modern NFL. Millen assembled the personnel and coaching staff of the 2008 Lions, which became the first team to go 0-16, following his NFL career, he was a football commentator for several national television and radio networks. His last job before joining the Lions was as a member of the two broadcast team for NFL on Fox, as well as being the color commentator for Monday Night Football on Westwood One.
On February 1,2009, he joined the NBC broadcast team for pre-game analysis of Super Bowl XLIII and he has been employed by ESPN as an NFL analyst, and by NFL Network as a color commentator on Thursday Night Football. Millen was an analyst for ESPNs college football coverage, paired in 2013 with Joe Tessitore, in 2015 Millen returned to Fox NFL and debut on Big Ten Network. Millen was born and grew up in the Hokendauqua section of Whitehall and he attended Whitehall High School in Pennsylvanias Lehigh Valley region. He was a high school football player for Whitehall, which played in the highly competitive East Penn Conference. He was recruited from Whitehall High School by Pennsylvania State University, following his career at Penn State, Millen entered the 1980 NFL Draft and was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the drafts 43rd overall selection in the second round. During his 12-year NFL playing career, Millen played for the Raiders, the San Francisco 49ers, and he won a Super Bowl with each of these teams, including two with the Raiders.
He won one Super Bowl each with the 49ers and Redskins, during his NFL career, he was selected to play in one Pro Bowl. Millen finished his 12 NFL seasons with 11 sacks and 9 interceptions, which he returned for 132 yards and he returned 7 kickoffs for 72 yards. Tackles were not recorded at that time, following his professional football career, Millen worked as a color commentator for CBS TV, and for Fox. He provided analysis for the radio broadcasts of Monday Night Football. At Fox, Millen came to be considered the number-two analyst for its nationally broadcast games and he filled in for Madden, alongside Summerall, on the 1997 American Bowl game because John Madden had fears of flying
San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area. They compete in the National Football League as a member of the leagues National Football Conference West division, the team currently plays its home games at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, located 45 miles southeast of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. Since 1988, the 49ers have been headquartered in Santa Clara, the team was founded in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference and joined the NFL in 1949 when the leagues merged. The 49ers were the first major professional sports franchise based in San Francisco. The name 49ers comes from the prospectors who arrived in Northern California in the 1849 Gold Rush, the team is legally and corporately registered as the San Francisco Forty Niners, Ltd. The team began play at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco before moving across town to Candlestick Park in 1970 and to Levis Stadium in Santa Clara in 2014. The 49ers won five Super Bowl championships between 1981 and 1995, led by Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, and coach Bill Walsh.
As of the 2016 NFL season, the team has won a total of six championships, with the first in 1981. The 49ers have been in the playoffs a total of 26 times,25 times in the NFL. According to Forbes Magazine, the team is the 4th most-valuable team in the NFL, in 2016, the San Francisco 49ers were ranked the 10th most valuable sports team in the world, behind the Los Angeles Lakers and above Bayern Munich. In 1957, the 49ers enjoyed their first sustained success as members of the NFL, the 49ers fell behind the Bears 17–7. Tragically, 49ers owner Tony Morabito collapsed of a heart attack, the 49ers players learned of his death at halftime when coach Frankie Albert was handed a note with two words, Tonys gone. With tears running down their faces, and motivated to win for their departed owner, dicky Moegles late-game interception in the endzone sealed the victory. After Tonys death 49er ownership went to Victor Morabito and Tonys widow, the 49ers special assistant to the Morabitos, Louis G. Spadia was named general manager.
They became the only full-house backfield inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, for most of the next 13 years, the 49ers hovered around.490, except for 1963 and 1964 when they went 2–12 and 4–10 respectively. Key players for these 49ers included running back Ken Willard, quarterback John Brodie, during this time the 49ers became the first NFL team to use the shotgun formation. It was named by the man who devised the formation, San Francisco 49ers coach Red Hickey. The formation, where the lines up seven yards behind the center, was designed to allow the quarterback extra time to throw
Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr. known as Uptown Gene, was an American football player for the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League and the National Football League. He served as the director of the National Football League Players Association. In 1987, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and he is the only player in NFL history to reach the Super Bowl in three different decades with the same team. Upshaw was born in Robstown and graduated from Robstown High School and he played college football at Texas A&I University, where he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. In 1967 at age 22, Upshaw married Jimmye Lee Hill-Upshaw, together they had one son, Eugene Upshaw III, and divorced. During that time, he played in three Super Bowls, in the 1967,1976, and 1980 seasons, making him the first player to reach the game in three different decades. He played in three AFL Championship Games, seven American Football Conference title games, one AFL All-Star game and he was selected by The Sporting News to the 1969 AFL All League team.
He was part of a strong offensive line during the 1976 season, with interior linemates Dave Dalby at center. In the 1976 AFC championship game of the 1976–77 NFL playoffs, in the 1980 AFC championship game of the 1980–81 NFL playoffs, the Raiders beat the San Diego Chargers, rushing for 138 yards and passing for 261 yards. In 1999, he was ranked number 62 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Football Players and he was the older brother of Marvin Upshaw, who was a defensive lineman with the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals. Over the course of his sixteen seasons in the NFL, Upshaw witnessed—and, in cases, participated in—many iconic NFL games. These include the Heidi Game, the Immaculate Reception, the Sea of Hands Game, Ghost to the Post, the Holy Roller Game and he reached three Super Bowls in three different decades, in total, Upshaw played in 24 playoff games with the Raiders. Upshaw was an member of the bargaining committee for the National Football League Players Association throughout the late 1970s.
Until his death, he was the Executive Director of the Association and he alienated many retired players after comments he made in response to 325 former AFL and NFL players receiving minimal retirement benefits. When the former attempted to have the league and the Association consider their plight, Upshaw responded. They dont hire me and they cant fire me and they can complain about me all day long. But the active players have the vote, im going to break his damn neck. Prior to his death, a campaign was allegedly being led by Ravens kicker Matt Stover to oust Gene Upshaw as head of the NFLPA, all parties have denied such a plan
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
New Freedom is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the borough had a population of 4,464, once an industrial/railroad town, the community has evolved into a mostly residential town. New Freedom Borough is located in the portion of York County. The borough borders the Mason-Dixon line and was incorporated in 1873, originally named “Freedom” for the Free family, there was another town already in existence with that name, so New Freedom was chosen as the official name. People of German and Scotch-Irish descent settled the area, the rich, fertile soil provided a comfortable living for farming and agricultural opportunities. Summers Canning Company operated in the town for years, canning the freshest harvests, Summers Canning Company was sold to Hanover Foods in 1984. A mural depicting scenes from the Summers Canning Company is displayed on a building along the York County Heritage Rail Trail, the Northern Central Railway was a primary factor for early growth of the town.
The rail service established a means of commerce and transportation until Hurricane Agnes in 1972 destroyed much of the rail line. Located 30 miles north of Baltimore, Maryland and 38 miles south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania the town is changing from an area of commerce, New Freedom is located at 39°44′12″N 76°41′55″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has an area of 2.0 square miles. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,512 people,1,296 households, the population density was 1,711.8 people per square mile. There were 1,340 housing units at a density of 653.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 96. 53% White,0. 77% African American,0. 14% Native American,1. 40% Asian,0. 03% Pacific Islander,0. 09% from other races, and 1. 05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. 48% of the population,16. 9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7. 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the family size was 3.04.
In the borough the population was out with 26. 2% under the age of 18,5. 8% from 18 to 24,29. 0% from 25 to 44,27. 8% from 45 to 64. The median age was 40 years, for every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males, the median income for a household in the borough was $66,458, and the median income for a family was $70,319
Maryville College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college in Maryville, United States, near Knoxville. It was founded in 1819 by Presbyterian minister Isaac L. Anderson for the purpose of furthering education, the college is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the United States and the 12th-oldest institution in the South. It is associated with the Presbyterian Church, and enrolls about 1,093 students, Maryville Colleges nickname is the Fighting Scots. The sports teams compete in NCAA Division III athletics in the USA South Athletic Conference, as a liberal arts school, the college promotes a well-rounded education. The school requires numerous general education courses to achieve this, the courses are taken through the conclusion of the students education, contributing to the graduating students becoming knowledgeable in a number of fields. Maryville College offers the degrees, In addition to these majors. Maryville College is one of the few colleges in the nation that requires graduating students to complete an exam in their major.
Maryville College was ranked No.3 in U. S. News & World Report for Best Comprehensive-Bachelors category for southern colleges and universities in both 2006 and 2007, Maryville College operates on the nontraditional 4-1-4 schedule. During January, students take a J-Term course which lasts for the month, study abroad trips are offered during J-term. Maryville College was founded as the Southern and Western Theological Seminary in 1819 by Isaac L. Anderson, Anderson had founded a school, Union Academy, in nearby Knox County, before becoming minister at New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville. He expressed to his fellow clergy the need for ministers in the community, including a request to the Home Missionary Society. The new seminary was intended to fill this need for ministers. It opened with a class of five men, and the new school was adopted by the Synod of Tennessee and formally named the Southern and Western Theological Seminary in October 1819. In 2004, Maryville College was recognized by the Race Relations Center of East Tennessee for its history of contributing to improving the quality of life for all in East Tennessee, Maryville College was racially integrated from its earliest days.
An ex-slave named George Erskine studied there in 1819, sponsored by the Manumission Society of Tennessee, Erskine went on to preach during the 1820s and was formally ordained by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1829. Maryville College was closed during the Civil War, upon reopening, it admitted students regardless of race. Swift was founded by William Henderson Franklin, the first African American to graduate from Maryville College and his institute educated black students during the era of imposed segregation. After the Brown v. Board of Education decision, Maryville College immediately re-enrolled African Americans, in 1875, Maryville College conferred the first college degree to a woman in the state of Tennessee
Allen Al Davis was an American football coach and executive. He was the owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League for 39 years. He served as the commissioner of the AFL in 1966, known for his motto Just win, the Raiders became one of the NFLs most successful and popular teams under Davis management. Although the franchise would enter a period of decline in his years, the Raiders would enjoy many successes during the 1970s and 1980s. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992, Davis was active in civil rights, refusing to allow the Raiders to play in any city where black and white players had to stay in separate hotels. He was the first NFL owner to hire an African American head coach and he was the second NFL owner to hire a Latino head coach. He remains the only executive in NFL history to be an assistant coach, head coach, general manager, childhood friends depicted him as more of a talker than a fighter, though very good with his mouth.
Young Als sport of choice was basketball, and he gained a reputation of a hard player, as a boy, he was determined to play for Coach Al Badain at Erasmus Hall High School, passing up the opportunity to attend school closer to his house. His lack of playing experience made him one of the few to be a head coach in the NFL or AFL despite never having played even for the high-school varsity. Davis graduated from school in January 1947, immediately enrolling at Wittenberg College in Springfield. The school had recruited Davis, though it did not extend him a scholarship and he spent a semester there, occupying himself with baseball and plans to transfer to a higher-profile school. In mid-1947, he transferred to Syracuse University, although Davis repeatedly tried out for the various varsity teams, the height of his athletic career at Syracuse was warming the bench for the junior varsity baseball team. Frustrated by this, he transferred to Hartwick College, in New York State, in 1948. Despite Daviss lack of success, he commonly mingled with varsity athletes, many of whom assumed he was one.
Davis took the courses in football strategy given by the assistant coaches. In job hunting, he would introduce himself as Davis from Syracuse, likely intentionally from confusion with George Davis, turned down at Hofstra University and by Bill Altenberg, athletic director at Adelphi University, he approached Adelphis president. In 1952, with his student deferral ended upon receipt of his masters degree and he quickly secured a place attached to a public relations unit near Syracuse, and set about obtaining a place on one of the coaching staff for the militarys football teams. General Stanley Scott of Fort Belvoir, obtained Daviss services in 1953 as football coach for his posts football squad, at the time, military football was taken very seriously, the teams were well-stocked with drafted college stars, and often scrimmaged National Football League teams
Michael George Holmgren is a former American football coach and executive, most recently serving as president of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. Holmgren began his NFL career as a coach and as an offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers. He served as the coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1992 to 1998. Prior to his career in the NFL, Holmgren coached football at the high school, Holmgren is noted for his role in molding quarterbacks such as Steve Young, Brett Favre, and Matt Hasselbeck during his tenures in San Francisco, Green Bay, and Seattle, respectively. Joe Montana won his two MVP awards under the direction of Holmgren in 1989 and 1990, under Holmgrens leadership and play-calling the Green Bay Packers were consistent winners and never had a losing season. He was considered by many coaches and players around the league as one of the best coaches in the NFL, during his time in Green Bay. He led the Packers to their 12th league championship in Super Bowl XXXI in a 35-21 win over the New England Patriots, under Holmgren the Seahawks became a frequent playoff team, including five division titles and the franchises first Super Bowl appearance in 2005.
As president of the Cleveland Browns, Holmgren failed to improve the team, which had a record of 5–11 the season before his arrival, despite Holmgrens reputation as a quarterback guru, the Browns fielded three opening-day starters in his three years with the team. In the face of criticism in the media of his tenure. Holmgren started out as an end before becoming a standout quarterback at San Franciscos Abraham Lincoln High School where he was named Prep Athlete of the Year in 1965. He continued his career as a quarterback at the University of Southern California from 1966 to 1969. As a sophomore, he was on USCs national championship team of 1967, Holmgren was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He played behind starter Steve Sogge in 1967 and 1968, a knee injury put him behind sophomore Jimmy Jones in 1969. Although a back-up, Holmgren was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the round of the 1970 NFL Draft. Holmgrens coaching career began in 1971 at his alma mater, Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, one year later, he moved to San Franciscos Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory as a teacher and assistant coach.
He coached at Oak Grove High School in San Jose, from 1975 to 1980, in 1981, Holmgren became the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco State Gators, working for Vic Rowen. From 1982 to 1985, Holmgren was the coach at Brigham Young University under LaVell Edwards. Bosco would make it to Green Bay several years before Holmgren, under Holmgren, Bosco led the Cougars to a national championship in 1984, finished third in Heisman Trophy balloting and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1985
A quarterback is a position in American and Canadian football. Quarterbacks are members of the team and line up directly behind the offensive line. In modern American football, the quarterback is considered the leader of the offensive team. In modern American football, the quarterback is usually the leader of the offense, the quarterback touches the ball on almost every offensive play, and his successes and failures can have a significant impact on the fortunes of his team. Accordingly, the quarterback is among the most glorified and scrutinized positions in team sports, prior to each play, the quarterback will usually tell the rest of his team which play the team will run. After the team is lined up, the center will pass the ball back to the quarterback, usually on a running play, the quarterback will hand or pitch the ball backwards to a half back or full back. On a passing play, the quarterback is almost always the responsible for trying to throw the ball downfield to an eligible receiver downfield.
Depending on the scheme by his team, the quarterbacks role can vary. While quarterbacks in Canadian football need to be able to throw the ball often, in the NFL, quarterbacks are required to wear a uniform number between 1 and 19. In the CFL, the quarterback can wear any number from 0 to 49 and 70 to 99. Because of their numbering, quarterbacks are eligible receivers in the NCAA, NFHS, after a Super Bowl victory, the starting quarterback is the first player to be presented with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The starting quarterback of the victorious Super Bowl team is chosen for the Im going to Disney World. Campaign, whether they are the Super Bowl MVP or not, examples include Joe Montana, Trent Dilfer, Dilfer was chosen even though teammate Ray Lewis was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXV, due to the bad publicity from Lewis murder trial the prior year. In addition to their role, quarterbacks are occasionally used in other roles. Most teams utilize a backup quarterback as their holder on placekicks, in the Wildcat, a formation where a halfback lines up behind the center and the quarterback lines up out wide, the quarterback can be used as a receiving target or a blocker.
A more rare use for a quarterback is to punt the ball himself, Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway was known to perform quick kicks occasionally, typically when the Broncos were facing a third-and-long situation. As Roger Staubachs back-up, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Danny White was the teams punter, ascending the starting role upon Staubachs retirement, White held his position as the teams punter for several seasons—a double duty he performed to All-American standard at Arizona State University. White had two touchdown receptions as a Dallas Cowboy, both from the halfback option, if quarterbacks are uncomfortable with the formation the defense is using, they may call an audible change to their play
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a daily morning broadsheet printed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is the newspaper in Milwaukee, the largest newspaper in Wisconsin and is distributed widely throughout the state. It is owned by the Gannett Company, the new Journal Sentinel became a seven-day morning paper. In early 2003, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel began printing operations at its new printing facility in West Milwaukee, the merged papers volume and edition numbers follow those of the Journal. The founder of Milwaukee, Solomon Juneau, provided the funds for editor John ORourke. It was first published as a weekly on June 27,1837. A deathly ill ORourke struggled to help the paper to find its feet before he died six months of tuberculosis at the age of 24, on Juneaus request, ORourkes associate, Harrison Reed, remained to take over the Sentinels operations. He continued the struggle to keep the paper ahead of its debts, the establishment of the Whig party in the territory thrust the Sentinel into the hurly-burly of partisan politics.
In 1840 Reed was assaulted by individuals whom the Sentinel charged were hirelings of Democratic Governor Henry Dodge, that year the paper abandoned its independence and proclaimed itself a Whig paper with its endorsement of William Henry Harrison for president in 1840. In financial straits, Reed lost control of the paper in 1841 when Democrats foreclosed on the Sentinels mortgaged debt, only after the Democrats successful election of Dodge for Congress was Reed able to regain control of the paper. The next year he sold the Sentinel to Elisha Starr, an editor who had founded a new Whig paper in response to the Sentinels Democratic lapse, Reed became a carpetbag governor of Florida during Reconstruction. Starr guarded the Sentinels position as the sole Whig organ in Milwaukee, heavily in debt, he secured the partnership of David M. Keeler, who paid off the papers creditors. Keeler took on partner John S. Fillmore and succeeded in ousting Starr and Fillmore trumped his efforts by turning their Sentinel into a daily on December 9,1844, while still publishing a weekly edition.
The paper finally began to prosper and establish itself as a political force in the nascent state of Wisconsin. Weed recommended his associate editor and protégé, Rufus King, King was a native of New York City, a graduate of West Point, a brevet lieutenant, the son of the president of Columbia College and the grandson of U. S. In June 1845 King came to Milwaukee and became the Sentinels editor three months later, King was lionized by the community. It was his suggestion that made the Sentinel the first paper in the Midwest to employ newsboys to boost street sales, due largely to Kings connections to the East, the quality of the Sentinel greatly improved. He declared the Sentinel an antislavery paper and supported temperance legislation, King invested his own money in the paper, purchasing the first power press in the Midwest
The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, or else they turn over the football to the opposing team, if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the teams end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponents goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins, American football evolved in the United States, originating from the sports of association football and rugby football. The first game of American football was played on November 6,1869, during the latter half of the 1870s, colleges playing association football switched to the Rugby Union code, which allowed carrying the ball. American football as a whole is the most popular sport in the United States, Professional football and college football are the most popular forms of the game, with the other major levels being high school and youth football. As of 2012, nearly 1.1 million high school athletes and 70,000 college athletes play the sport in the United States annually, almost all of them men, in the United States, American football is referred to as football.
The term football was established in the rulebook for the 1876 college football season. The terms gridiron or American football are favored in English-speaking countries where other codes of football are popular, such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand, American football evolved from the sports of association football and rugby football. What is considered to be the first American football game was played on November 6,1869 between Rutgers and Princeton, two college teams, the game was played between two teams of 25 players each and used a round ball that could not be picked up or carried. It could, however, be kicked or batted with the feet, head or sides, Rutgers won the game 6 goals to 4. Collegiate play continued for years in which matches were played using the rules of the host school. Representatives of Yale, Columbia and Rutgers met on October 19,1873 to create a set of rules for all schools to adhere to. Teams were set at 20 players each, and fields of 400 by 250 feet were specified, Harvard abstained from the conference, as they favored a rugby-style game that allowed running with the ball.
An 1875 Harvard-Yale game played under rugby-style rules was observed by two impressed Princeton athletes and these players introduced the sport to Princeton, a feat the Professional Football Researchers Association compared to selling refrigerators to Eskimos. Princeton, Harvard and Columbia agreed to play using a form of rugby union rules with a modified scoring system. These schools formed the Intercollegiate Football Association, although Yale did not join until 1879, the introduction of the snap resulted in unexpected consequences. Prior to the snap, the strategy had been to punt if a scrum resulted in bad field position, however, a group of Princeton players realized that, as the snap was uncontested, they now could hold the ball indefinitely to prevent their opponent from scoring. In 1881, both teams in a game between Yale-Princeton used this strategy to maintain their undefeated records, each team held the ball, gaining no ground, for an entire half, resulting in a 0-0 tie
Marcus LeMarr Allen is a former American football running back and football analyst for CBS. As a professional, Allen ran for 12,243 yards and he scored 145 touchdowns, including a league record 123 rushing touchdowns, and was elected to six Pro Bowls over the course of his career. He was a good passer for a running back, completing 12 of 27 passes for 285 yards and six touchdowns. Allen was the first player ever to gain more than 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards during his career, Allen is considered one of the greatest goal line and short-yard runners in National Football League history. His younger brother, Damon Allen, played quarterback for 23 seasons in the Canadian Football League and was professional footballs all-time leader in passing yards. Allen has the distinction of being the player in the history of football to have won a Heisman Trophy, an NCAA National Championship, a Super Bowl. He has inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Allen played football at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Diego, Allen played running back at the University of Southern California from 1978 to 1981. He was recruited as a back, but head coach John Robinson switched him to tailback. As a freshman in 1978, Allen was a member of the Trojans National Championship team, in 1979, he was moved to fullback. Eventually, in 1980, Allen became the starter at tailback and rushed for 1,563 yards, the third-most in the nation that year. In 1981, Allen rushed for 2,342 yards, becoming the player in NCAA history to rush for over 2,000 yards in one season. He gained a total of 2,683 offensive yards, led the nation in scoring, and won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award and he was the Pac-10 Player of the Year. Allen shares the NCAA record for most 200-yard rushing games with Ricky Williams and Ron Dayne, Allen finished his four college seasons with 4,664 rushing yards,5,232 total yards, and 46 touchdowns, while averaging 5.2 yards per carry. USC has retired his jersey #33, Allen was drafted with the 10th overall selection of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Raiders.
In a recent ad on NFL Network, Allen recalls shortly before being drafted that the Raiders asked him his weight at the time and drafted him soon after. Though his rookie season was shortened by a strike, Allen rushed for 697 yards. He was voted the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, the Raiders would lose to the New York Jets in the AFC Divisional Playoffs
Howard Matthew Moses Howie Long is an American former National Football League defensive end and sports analyst. He played in the NFL for 13 seasons and spent the entirety of his career with the Oakland Raiders franchise, during his tenure as a player, Long was named to eight Pro Bowls and helped the Raiders win a Super Bowl title in XVIII. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, after retiring, Long pursued a career in acting and broadcasting. He currently serves as a studio analyst for Fox Sports Networks NFL coverage and he attended Milford High School in Milford, and is a member of the Milford Hall of Fame. Long was an athlete, playing football, basketball. Long set records in the shot put and discus. Long played college football and earned a degree in communications at Villanova University and he was a four-year letterman at Villanova and was selected to play in the Blue–Gray Football Classic and was named the MVP in 1980. As a freshman, Long started every game and had 99 tackles, as a sophomore, Long led Villanova in sacks with five and recorded 78 tackles.
The next season,1979, Long sustained a thigh injury, as a senior, Long again led the Wildcats in sacks with four and had 84 tackles. He began as an end but was moved to the defensive line playing mostly noseguard his first two seasons. After moving to defensive end, he earned All-East honors and honorable mention All-American by his senior year, Long boxed at Villanova and was the Northern Collegiate Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Drafted in the round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, Long would play 13 seasons for the club. His combination of size and quickness made him a force on the Raiders defensive line. Long had high aspirations early in his career and he told Football Digest in 1986 that he wanted Financial security, and I want to be in the Hall of Fame. And Id like to win a few more Super Bowls, along the way, he was named first team All-Pro three times and second team All-Pro twice. He was selected by John Madden to the All-Madden teams in 1984 and 1985 and was named to the 10th Anniversary All-Madden team in 1994, Long was voted the NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman of the Year and the NFLPA AFC Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1985.
He capped off a stellar 1985 season earning the George S. Halas Trophy for having voted the NEAs co-NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He was named the Seagrams Seven Crown NFL Defensive Player of the year, the following year, Long was voted the Miller Lite NFL Defensive Lineman of the Year