Damon Allen

Quarterback, American football player

1963 –

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Who is Damon Allen?

Damon Allen is a former professional quarterback in the Canadian Football League, most recently with the Toronto Argonauts. He is currently second in all-time professional football passing yards and second in all-time CFL passing yards after he was surpassed for first place by the Montréal Alouettes' Anthony Calvillo on October 10, 2011. He is pro-football's combine passing & rushing leader with a total of 84,301 yds. Allen retired as the professional football's all-time leading passer with 72,381 passing yards after he surpassed Warren Moon's total of 70,553 yards on September 4, 2006 in the annual Labour Day Classic. He also retired in third place in all-time CFL rushing yards with 11,920 yards, behind Mike Pringle and George Reed. The 2007 season marked Allen's twenty-third season in the CFL and he officially announced his retirement on May 28, 2008 at age 44. Allen is the younger brother of NFL Hall of Famer Marcus Allen.

Allen has been mentioned as one of the greatest CFL quarterbacks of all time after winning four Grey Cups with three different franchises. He was a formidable passer and rusher, as he stands fifteenth on the all-time professional rushing list and retired only 323 yards behind his brother Marcus. In 2012 he was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

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Jul 29, 1963
San Diego
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • California State University, Fullerton
Lived in
  • Oakville

on July 23, 2013


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