San Diego native Eric Allen played 14 years in the NFL as a Cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders. Eric's professional football accolades include being selected to the Pro Bowl six times, being voted a first team All Pro in 1989, and voted a second team All Pro after the 1991 and '93 seasons. He finished his professional career with 54 interceptions (tied for 12th in NFL history), eight touchdowns and seven fumbles recovered. In 2007, Eric was nominated into the Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team and in 2009 was inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame by the San Diego Hall of Champions, who honor San Diego’s finest athletes both on and off the field.
Along with Earl Campbell and Lorenzo Neal, Eric is a co-host of Flavors of the Gaslamp, an event created to raise awareness and funds for cancer and honor family members who have been lost to the disease. At 13 years old, Eric lost his beloved Grandmother to cancer. The Allen Family is committed to fighting this devastating disease and Eric has kindly hosted the Flavors event since its inception in 2007.
Eric played college football for Arizona State University from 1983 through 1987. He was a part of three bowl teams while a Sun Devil, including the 1986 team that became Rose Bowl champions. Eric finished his college football playing career with 15 interceptions, and during his senior season was an All Pac-10 selection and received honorable mention AP All-American honors.
Eric is currently an ESPN NFL studio analyst and resides in Point Loma, CA with his wife, Lynn, and their four boys, Austin, Hunter, Jordan and Noah.
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