September 2019

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18 "I want to be remembered as someone who gave their all, worked hard and was able to stand alone as a successful track athlete, but also a successful football player," Allen said. "I never wanted to be a track guy playing football or a football guy doing track. Each sport was separate, but they make up who I am. "I wanted people to know I tried to treat everybody with respect and work hard for all my coaches. I was grateful for every opportunity and I was also committed to being a good student and a good example. I wanted to represent Iowa well and embody what Iowa ultimately wanted in its student-athletes." Allen remembers his final football game inside Kinnick Stadium against Minnesota on Nov. 17, 2001. He scored two touchdowns (giving him five JEREMY ALLEN in a two-week span against Northwestern and the Gophers) and the Hawkeyes won the game, 42-24. "We beat Minnesota and got the Floyd of Rosedale trophy," Allen said. Allen earned a bachelor's degree in business with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in communications. Aer graduation, he spent time in the NFL with the Vikings, Saints, and Falcons. He also spent a season playing in NFL Europe. Allen resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Elizabeth, and children Victoria (3 years old) and Isaiah (1). He owns a personal training-fitness company.

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