NFL Legend Dead At 52

( – Larry Allen, a Hall of Fame football player for the Dallas Cowboys, has suddenly passed away while he was on vacation in Mexico with his family.

Allen, who played the position of offensive lineman for over 12 years before retiring in 2007, died in Mexico on Sunday, June 2, at the age of 52.

Weighing 330 pounds and standing at a height of 6’3”, Allen was an imposing force on the field. As an 11-time Pro Bowl selection, Allen is considered one of the National Football League’s best offensive linemen. In 2013, he was inducted as a member of the Hall of Fame. Allen spent most of his career (from 1994 to 2003) with the Dallas Cowboys and then played his last two seasons with the 49ers.

The Dallas Cowboys and the team’s owner, Jerry Jones, shared the news on the team’s official social media pages, memorializing Allen for his “athleticism and incredible strength.” The team called him a “respected” and “accomplished offensive lineman,” one of the best in NFL history, noting that his playing style was versatile and dependable throughout his career. The Cowboys said Allen inspired “many other players” and was the definition of “a great teammate, competitor, and winner.”

The statement went on to acknowledge Allen’s wife, Janelle, who the statement says the offensive lineman called “his heart and soul,” and his children, Jayla, Loriana, and Larry III. The team and the Jones family extended their “condolences, thoughts, and prayers” to the footballer’s family and an expression of grief alongside all of the friends, teammates, and fans who loved Allen.

Former teammates, players, and friends took to social media after the news to express their condolences and to share their thoughts and feelings about Allen.

One of those who memorialized him was Troy Aikman, former quarterback for the Cowboys, who called the news “heartbreaking” and praised Allen’s career. Aikman described him as someone who “dominated opponents” regardless of their position. Aikman added that Allen “was a gentle giant” when off the field and someone who very much loved his family.

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