Marcus Allen is an American former football player. He is the only footballer to win the National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association championship & Heisman Trophy in the course of his career. Marcus currently has retired from football and works as an analyst at CBS TV. Here’s a quick summary of Marcus Allen’s net worth in 2018.
Marcus Allen’s Early Life
Marcus Allen was born on 26 March 1960 in California. He is one of the 3 children born to Harold & Gwendolyn Allen. His elder brother, Damon Allen is also a former footballer & elder sister, Michelle Allen is an actress. Initially, Marcus used to play football at Abraham Lincoln High School then from 1978 to 1981 he played at the University of Southern California. As he joined this university in 1978, he became a member of the Trojans’ National Championship team (as a backup). In 1979, he moved to fullback & finally in 1980, he was the starter at tailback. In the same year, he became the third-most player in the nation to rush for 1,563 yards. After rushing for 2,342 yards in 1981, he became the second player in NCAA history to rush over 2,000 yards in one season. In his total college seasons, Marcus managed a total of 46 touchdowns & 4,664 rushing yards.
In 1986, Marcus Allen married Kathryn Edwards & in 2001, the couple got divorced due to an alleged extra marital affair on Marcus’ part.
Marcus Allen’s Career, Awards & Achievement
‘Los Angeles Raiders’ selected Marcus Allen in the 10th overall selection of the 1982 NFL Draft. He led the ‘Raiders’ to their best score by rushing 697 yards in the AFC at 8-1. In Super Bowl XVIII on 22 Jan 1984, in which the ‘Raiders’ won over ‘Washington Redskins’ by 38–9, Marcus played fantastically well by running for 191 yards, catching two passes from 18 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Encouraged by continuous wins, Marcus then joined a small group of players & won both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP. Known for his gracious nature & team spirit, Marcus was commended by everyone.
However, soon due to some contract disputes, his relationship with Al Davis (owner of Marcus’ team: ‘Raiders’) soured. This dispute further worsened when a taped interview of Marcus was broadcasted in which he alleged Davis of trying to ruin his future. Due to increasing disparities, Marcus finally left ‘Los Angeles Raiders’ and joined the ‘Kansas City Chiefs’ in 1993. He continued to perform well with the ‘Chiefs’ too and hence, was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers Association. Marcus finally retired after the 1997 season & in 2008, he joined as a spokesperson of the sports website OPENSports.com .
Awards & Achievements
●Walter Camp award:1981
●NFL Honors – AP Offensive Rookie of the Year:1982
●Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award:1985
●AP Most Valuable player:1985
Net Worth of Marcus Allen
Marcus Allen’s total net worth is $5.5 million. He signed more than 20 contracts in his career & a contract of $500,000 on average. The highest contract he has signed till date was worth $4,600,000.
Marcus Allen often proved himself a trustworthy player throughout his illustrious career. The way he dealt with the ball even under pressure has always been commendable. When he was at his peak of performance, some controversies between him & the owner of his team did try to defame his reputation, but soon as he parted himself with that team and gave his best performance, he continued to be in the hearts of millions of football lovers from across the world.