Will Allen life and biography

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Will Allen biography

Date of birth : 1982-06-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Dayton, Ohio
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-19
Credited as : Football player NFL, free safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl

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PRO (84-26/0-0): Signed a three-year contract with the Steelers on March 8, 2010… originally entered the league as Tampa Bay’s fourth-round selection (111th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft…standout special teams performer and experienced defensive back with versatility to contribute at either safety position…played in 84 career regular season games with 26 starts…also saw action in two playoff games…has totaled 184 career tackles, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown, and seven passes defended…also totaled 63 career tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries on special teams…placed on the Reserve/Injured List on November 11, 2009, ending his 2009 season…contributed two tackles and two special teams stops in playoffs… ranked second on the team with a career-high 21 special teams tackles in 2008.

2009 (8-2/0-0): Played in eight games during the 2009 season with two starts (vs. N.Y. Giants and at Washington) before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List on November 11…9/13 vs. Dallas: Posted one tackle in season opener…9/20 at Buffalo: Had three stops and one special teams tackle…9/27 vs. New York Giants: Made first start of season and led the secondary with a career-high 13 tackles…10/4 at Washington: Recorded one tackle…10/11 at Philadelphia: Notched two tackles…10/18 vs. Carolina: Saw action in the secondary and on special teams…10/25 vs. New England: Saw action in the secondary and on special teams…11/8 vs. Green Bay: Tallied one tackle

2008 (16-0/0-0): Appeared in all 16 contests on the season…named a special teams’ captain…ranked second on the team with a career-high 21 special teams tackles…totaled 11 tackles on defense, including one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery…9/13 at New Orleans: Had one special teams stop in season opener…9/14 vs. Atlanta: Appeared on special teams…at Chicago: Had one special teams stop…9/28 vs. Green Bay: Notched two special teams tackles…10/5 at Denver: Posted one tackle and two special teams stops…10/12 vs. Carolina: Tallied two tackles and one special teams tackle…10/19 vs. Seattle: Tied for the team lead with three special teams tackles…10/26 at Dallas: Saw action on special teams…11/2 at Kansas City: Posted one tackle and two special teams tackles…11/16 vs. Minnesota: Finished with three tackles, including one tackle for loss and one forced fumble on special teams…11/23 at Detroit: Tallied one tackle, one fumble recovery and two special teams tackles…11/30 vs. New Orleans: Led team with three special teams tackles…12/8 at Carolina: Posted two special teams tackles…12/28 vs. Oakland: Tallied three tackles and two special teams tackles.

2007 (15-0/1-0): Played in 15 games…was inactive against St. Louis…also appeared in lone playoff contest…finished the season with 14 tackles…added 15 special teams stops and two fumble recoveries on special teams…9/9 at Seattle: Posted one tackle and one special teams tackle…9/16 vs. New Orleans: Had one tackle…9/30 at Carolina: Notched two tackles in a reserve role…10/7 at Indianapolis: Had one special teams tackle…10/14 vs. Tennessee: Posted two special teams tackles…10/21 at Detroit: Registered one special teams tackle…10/28 vs. Jacksonville: Had one special teams tackles…11/11 vs. St. Louis: Was inactive…11/18 at Atlanta: Totaled two tackles and two special teams tackles…11/25 vs. Washington: Recovered one fumble on special teams…12/2 at New Orleans: Had two tackles and two special teams tackles…12/16 vs. Atlanta: Tied for the team lead with three special teams tackles…12/23 San Francisco: Posted two special teams tackles and saw significant action in the secondary…12/30 vs. Carolina: Tallied six tackles and one special teams fumble recovery Carolina…1/6 vs. New York Giants: Posted two tackles and one special teams stop in the NFC Wild Card game.

2006 (16-16/0-0): Started all 16 games…ranked sixth on the team with a career-high 83 tackles…finished season with 83 tackles, two passes defended and four special teams tackles…9/10 vs. Baltimore: Recorded six tackles in the season opener…9/17 at Atlanta: Had six tackles and one special teams tackles…9/24 vs. Carolina: Had five tackles, one pass defended and one special teams tackle…10/8 at New Orleans: Totaled five tackles, including one tackle for loss and one special teams tackle…10/15 vs. Cincinnati: Notched four tackles…10/22 vs. Philadelphia: Registered seven tackles…10/29 at New York Giants: Had a then season-high eight tackles…11/13 at Carolina: Had four tackles…11/23 at Dallas: Had a season-high nine tackles…12/3 at Pittsburgh: Recorded four tackles…12/17 at Chicago: Matched his season-high with nine tackles and one special teams tackle…12/24 at Cleveland: Recorded three tackles and one pass defended…12/31 vs. Seattle: Had eight tackles, including one tackle for loss.

2005 (13-8/1-0): Played in 13 games with eight starts…appeared in playoff contest vs. Washington…totaled 51 tackles, three interceptions, three passes defended, two tackles for loss and one fumble recovery…ranked 10th on the team with a then career-high 51 tackles despite missing three contests because of injury…ranked third on the team with three interceptions…ranked eighth on the team with 14 special teams tackles…scored first career touchdown vs. Miami (10/16) returning a QB Gus Frerotte fumble 33 yards for a score…recorded first career multi-interception game with two interceptions of QB Brett Favre at Green Bay (9/25)… 9/11 at Minnesota: Led team with a career-high four special teams tackles…saw significant action at free safety…9/18 vs. Buffalo: Totaled one tackle in first career start at free safety...had one special teams tackle…9/25 at Green Bay: Saw significant action at free safety because of injury to starter S Dexter Jackson…recorded first career multi-interception game, picking off QB Brett Favre twice in the fourth quarter… finished contest with four tackles, two passes defended and two special teams tackles…10/2 vs. Detroit: Registered seven tackles starting at free safety…10/9 at New York Jets: Started at strong safety because of injury to S Jermaine Phillips…finished with five tackles, including one tackle for loss…10/16 vs. Miami: Made second consecutive start at strong safety…scored first career touchdown, returning a third quarter QB Gus Frerotte fumble 33 yards for a touchdown…had three tackles and two special teams tackles…10/30 at San Francisco: Totaled a career-high 11 tackles starting at free safety…had two special teams tackles against the 49ers…11/6 vs. Carolina: Started at free safety…had five tackles…11/13 vs. Washington: Had five tackles before leaving the game in the second half because of a knee sprain…11/20 at Atlanta: Was inactive…11/27 vs. Chicago: Was inactive...12/4 at New Orleans: Was inactive…12/11: Returned to action seeing significant time in the secondary and on special teams...had one tackle and one special teams tackle…1/1 vs. New Orleans: Posted third interception of the year starting at strong safety…finished regular season finale against the Saints with eight tackles, one pass defended and one special teams tackle…1/7 vs. Washington: Saw action at safety and on special teams in first career playoff game in the NFC Wild Card game…had one special teams tackle.

2004 (16-0/0-0): Played in all 16 games…totaled four tackles, one interception and two passes defended on the season…ranked seventh on the team with eight special teams tackles…had one forced fumble on special teams…9/12 at Washington: Saw significant action on special teams in first NFL game…9/26 at Oakland: Had two special teams tackles…had one forced fumble on special teams…10/10 at New Orleans: Recorded one special teams tackle…10/18 at St. Louis: Had one special teams tackle…11/7 vs. Kansas City: Saw first career action at strong safety…had two special teams tackles against the Chiefs…12/5 vs. Atlanta: Posted one special teams tackle and one pass defended…12/12 at San Diego: Saw significant action on defense because of injury to starter S John Howell…recorded first career interception against the Chargers off QB Drew Brees…12/19 vs. New Orleans: Totaled one special teams tackle…had two tackles and one pass defended…1/2 at Arizona: Matched his season high with two tackles playing safety.

College: Played in 50 career games with 14 starts...finished his tenure at Ohio State with 136 career tackles, two sacks, 6.5 tackles for losses for a total of 39 yards, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, nine pass deflections and five interceptions...All-American First-Team selection by The NFL Draft Report and the Football Writers Association in 2003...earned 2003 All-Big Ten Conference First-Team honors...started all 13 games at strong safety as a senior, ranking second on the team with a career-high 83 tackles (42 solos)...totaled two interceptions, six passes defended, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his final campaign at OSU…played in all 13 games, starting one game at nickel back in 2002...finished with 32 tackles (22 solos) and one sack...intercepted two passes and deflected two others...also recovered one fumble…played in all 12 games, mostly on special teams in 2001...recorded 14 tackles (13 solos), one sack, one interception and one pass deflection…played in all 12 games on special teams as a freshman...totaled seven solo tackles on the season…majored in communications.

Personal: In the spring of 2006, developed "Quest for Real Life Success”…Quest is an after school program designed to prepare students for life after high school…formulated the Will Allen Foundation in May 2008, which performs charitable work in Tampa and in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio…served as a celebrity escort and model in the Fashion Funds the Cure show to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation in 2008 and 2009…took part in three-day seminars at both the Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as part of the NFL’s Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program in February and March 2008…spoke to students at Turkey Creek Middle School in Plant City about the importance of physical activity and sound nutrition during a Buccaneers and American Heart Association “What Moves U” fitness rally in January 2008…during the “Buccaneers Day of Giving” in December 2007 and December 2008, joined other players by surprising 30 local needy families with Christmas gifts, and then joined them on a shopping spree to a local department store…escorted cancer survivors during the SAKS Fifth Avenue “Key to the Cure” Fashion Show to benefit the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in October 2007…celebrated the start of the 2007 season at the Official Season Kickoff Party presented by Miller Lite…in 2006, was on hand with several teammates to help collect toys for the Metropolitan Ministries annual toy drive by signing autographs at the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent in exchange for the donation of a new, unwrapped toy…visited children in the University Community Hospital Pediatric Care Center to sign Buccaneers pennants for them for the holidays in 2005…in October 2005, teamed up with several teammates, the Home Depot and the United Way of Tampa Bay to landscape the front of Potter Elementary School in Tampa as part of the NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle in an effort to inspire volunteerism throughout the community…joined several teammates at the North Shore Retirement Home in 2004 to sing holiday tunes and pass out Buccaneer pennants… As part of Thanksgiving 2004, stuffed and distributed food baskets at Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Food Tent…made an appearance at the North Tampa Boys & Girls Club with other members of the Buccaneers Rookie Club to run the Gatorade Youth Football Clinic during the 2004 season…has two younger brothers playing college football; Steve for Army and Chris for Ball State…attended Wayne (Huber Heights, OH) High School, earning Associated Press Division I All-Ohio, Super Prep All-Midwest and Rivals.com Top 100 honors...also played baseball and ran track..son of Keith and Monica Allen...born Will Allen on June 17, 1982 in Dayton, Ohio.

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