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Who is Jonathan Allen?
Jonathan Allen is a professional American football defensive tackle for the Washington Commanders of the NFL (National Football League). While at college, he played college football at Alabama where he won several defensive players of the year awards during his 2016 season in addition to the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship. He was then drafted in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by Washington.
How Old Is Jonathan Allen?
He is 27 years old as of December 2022, having been born on January 16, 1995, in Anniston, Alabama, U.S. Jonathan shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Sienna Mae Gomez, Jennie Kim, Ruby Rube, Aaliyah, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and many more.
Jonathan Allen Family
Who are Jonathan Allen’s Parents?
He was born to Richard Allen Jr. (Father) and Traci Allen (Mother). However, his parents split up when Jonathan was three years old.
Does Jonathan Allen have Siblings?
He has a brother by the name of Richard Allen III.
Jonathan Allen Education
He received his high school education at Stone Bridge High School. After high school, he attended The University of Alabama.
Jonathan Allen’s Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Hannah Franklin. They married in July 2018.
Jonathan Allen Kids
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has kids or not. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Jonathan Allen Career
A High School Career
In 2012 as a senior at Stone Bridge High School, he was the Virginia Gatorade Football Player of the Year. During his high school career, he had 308 tackles and 44 sacks. He was a five-star recruit and was ranked amongst the top of his class. He then committed to play college football for the University of Alabama.
A College Career
In 2013, he played in 13 games as a true freshman at Alabam and had 16 tackles. The following year as a sophomore, he played in all 14 games and made 12 starts. He was then named first-team All-SEC after recording 33 tackles and 5.5 sacks. In 2015 as a junior, he started all 14 games for the Crimson Tide who won the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship over the Clemson Tigers by a score of 45-40. He then went on to win the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, and Lombardi Award because of his performance in the 2016 season.
A Professional Career
Coming out of Alabama, he was projected to be a top-five pick by some NFL draft experts. However, his stock began to decline after teams became concerned when he was diagnosed with arthritis in one of his shoulders and had surgery on both, two weeks before the combine. Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Focus, and NFLDraftScout.com ranked him as the top defensive tackle. Whereas ESPN ranked him the second-best defensive lineman behind Myles Garrett.
Even with his arthritis diagnosis, he was projected to be a first-round pick by analysts and scouts. He was selected in the first round, 17th overall of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. On May 11, 2017, he signed his four-year rookie contract, worth $11.59 million. He then recorded his first career sack in a week 3 game against the Oakland Raiders. However, he suffered a Lisfranc injury in week 6 against the San Francisco 49ers. Later, he underwent surgery and was placed on injured reserve on October 19, 2017. He then returned for the 2018 season and started all 16 games, recording eight sacks, 61 total tackles, and 15 quarterback hits.
On April 27, 2020, the team exercised the fifth-year option on his contract. After playing the defensive end position for the first three seasons of his career, he switched over to defensive tackle after the team’s new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio implemented a 4-3 defensive scheme. On July 27, 2021, he signed a four-year contract extension worth $72 million. He was then placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on December 13, 2021, but placed back on the active roster five days later. In the week 15 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he set a new career high of 8.5 sacks in a single season after recording a sack.
He then punched teammate Daron Payne on the sideline during a blowout Monday Night Football loss to the Cowboys in week 16. And was voted to the 2022 Pro Bowl, his first, following the season. He went on to record three tackles and a sack in week 1 of the 2022 season. And recorded his first career interception in the week 6 win over the Chicago Bears on Justin Fields.
Jonathan Allen Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 3 inches (1.91m) and a weight of 120kg (264 lbs).
Jonathan Allen’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual average salary of $18,000,000 and a net worth of $5 million.