Carl Allen (American football)

Carl Allen
No. 27
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1955-12-21) December 21, 1955
Place of birth: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Career information
College: Southern Miss
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 11 / Pick: 299
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions: 16
INT yards: 306
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Tackles: 14
Pass Breakups: 2
Fumble Recoveries: 2
Player stats at

Carl Allen (born December 21, 1955 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 11th round of the 1977 NFL Draft but played his entire career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He played college football at Southern Miss.

NFL career

Allen was traded from the Bengals to the Cardinals for a future draft pick on August 30, 1977.[1]

He had his only career touchdown on a 70-yard interception return on a September 28, 1980 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.[2]

Allen was placed on injured reserve on November 18, 1981 due to a knee injury against the Buffalo Bills.[3]


  1. "Pro Transactions". The New York Times. Associated Press. August 31, 1977. p. 40.
  2. "Shifty Anderson Grinds Down Eagles". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. September 29, 1980. p. 9.
  3. "Todd Sits Out Michaels Still Hopeful". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Associated Press. November 19, 1981. p. 18.
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