Jonathan Allen plays defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Commanders. He stands 1.91 meters tall and weighs 136 kilograms. He played football and went to Stone Bridge High School. He won the Virginia Gatorade Football Player of the Year award in 2012 as a senior. He recorded 308 tackles and 44 sacks by the time he graduated from high school.
After high school, he signed a commitment to play college football for the University of Alabama and was considered a five-star recruit. He participated in football for the Alabama Crimson Tide at the University of Alabama. As a true freshman, he participated in 13 games and made 16 tackles.
He started 12 of the 14 games he participated in as a sophomore in 2014. His squad defeated the Clemson Tigers to claim the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship as a result of his 14 starts as a junior in 2015. In the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected Allen with the 17th overall choice.
He made the choice to extend his contract with the Commanders in July 2021 for a further four years and $72 million. In December 2021, he was reinstated to the active roster five days after being added to the COVID-19 reserve list. In 2022, following the 2021 season, he was selected to participate in his first Pro Bowl.
How Many Siblings Does Jonathan Allen Have?
Jonathan Allen has a brother called Richard Allen III.