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Keenan Allen

American football wide receiver

keenan allen
American football wide receiver Source: ESPN

Keenan Alexander Allen is a wide receiver for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League. He attended California to play college football before leaving after his junior year.

Early Life & Education

Keenan Allen’s parents, Keith Allen (father) and Dorie Maynard-Lang gave birth to him on April 27, 1992. (mother).

Keenan has always loved sports; he even participated in football, basketball, and track in high school.

Even though he took part in the majority of the sports activities, only football and track and field allowed him to stand out in front of everyone.

Keenan qualified for the state meet in the long jump during track and field with the best jump of 7.01 meters.

Following graduation from high school, Keenan enrolled at the University of Alabama before switching to the University of California to play wide receiver alongside his brother.

 

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Body Measurements| Height, Weight

Keenan is currently 30 years old, stands 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters), and weighs approximately 96 kg (211 lbs.).

Keenan unquestionably consumes a special diet to keep his body in shape.

Due to a number of health issues at the start of his career, he was a little unwell, which made it challenging for him to run and catch the ball.

College Career

As was already mentioned, Allen’s career as a football player began in college. At the University of California, he spent two seasons playing for the California Golden Bears.

Allen made 46 receptions in 2010, his first season, for five touchdowns. Allen also had the best year of his career in 2011 with 98 catches for 1343 yards.

After his junior season, he left California with 205 passes for 2050 yards, one of the third-highest passes in school football history.

 

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NFL Career

On May 9, 2013, Allen agreed to a four-year, $2.81 million contract with the Chargers, but he did not see a lot of action. Allen was disappointed that he couldn’t play and almost quit football to pursue his academics.

Fortunately, he eventually began receiving more opportunities to play, and on October 6, 2013, he faced the Oakland Raiders and recorded his first 100-yard games as a receiver in the NFL.

Similarly, the following week, in a victory over the Indianapolis Colts, he had nine receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown.

 

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Injury & Comeback

Allen was injured in the 2014 season, which limited his ability to perform well. He finished that season with just 77 receptions.

But in 2015, Allen made a strong comeback, and in the first week of the new campaign, he surpassed Kelly Winslow’s franchise record.

Allen’s contract with the Chargers was extended in 2016, but he was unable to play that year.

Even though he was unable to stand until the first half of the game and was later diagnosed with an ACL tear, Allen gave it his best effort that season despite missing the entire campaign.

Keenan most recently left the game against the Raiders early in the 2022 season due to a hamstring injury.

Comeback

In the second week of the 2017 season, Keenan broke his personal best record. Allen returned even more vital, stronger, and stronger.

Allen played a significant role in the Chargers’ victory over the Dallas Cowboys in week twelve of that season.

In that same year, Keenan made NFL history by becoming the first player to record at least one touchdown in three straight games with at least 10 catches and 100 receiving yards.

As a result of his outstanding performance, he was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

For Allen, the 2018 and 2019 seasons were average. He performed admirably, but not as well as in 2017. The Chargers extended Allen’s contract with the organization in 2020.

Net worth and Salary

Keenan Allen has a net worth of $1.5 million as of September 2022. His career as a football player is, of course, the main source of his income. In addition, he makes a good living from endorsements and brand deals.

Allen will receive a $20.02 million yearly salary on average as part of the $80.1 million contract extension.

Personal Life| Relationships

Keenan Allen is a truly dedicated father who has three children with Ciandra Monique.

 

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In June 2022, the couple exchanged vows. Before getting married, they were parents to three children.

After meeting in 2012, Ciandra and Keenan have been together for almost ten years. After some time of dating, they had their first child in 2015 and their second in 2018.

Ciandra gave birth to their third child, a boy named Kado Alexander Allen, a year after they got engaged in 2017.

 

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Social Media Presence

Keenan uses social media widely. Indeed, his followers enjoy following him on social media.

As of this writing, Allen has more than 398k Instagram followers. The same can be said for Keenan, who joined Twitter in 2013 and currently has about 150.9k followers.

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FAQ’s

How many seasons has Keenan Allen played in the NFL?

Since 2013, Keenan has been playing in the NFL, and he is still going strong.

What is Keenan Allen’s jersey number?

Keenan wears the number 13 jersey.

How many games over the past five years has Keenan missed?

Despite having a history of injuries, Allen has only missed three games in the previous five years.

 

Quick Facts

Full Name  Keenan Alexander Allen
Date of Birth  April 27, 1992
Place of Birth  Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Age 30 Years Old
Nationality American
Ethnicity  African-American
Religion  Muslim
Zodiac Sign  Taurus
Father’s Name  Keith Allen
Mother’s Name  Dorie Maynard-Lang
Siblings Zach Maynard (half-brother)
Education 
  • Northern Guilford High School
  • University of California
Height  6 ft. 2 inches/1.88m/188 cm
Weight  96 kg/211 lbs.
Eye Color  Brown
Hair Color  Black
Profession Professional Football Player
Affiliation  NFL
Position  Wide Receiver
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Salary $16.5 Million
Sexual Orientation  Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife  Ciandra Monique
Children 
  • Kamari Allen
  • Kaliyah Allen
  • Kado Allen
Merch Signed Card, Signed Jersey, Signed Football
Social Media  InstagramTwitter

 

 

 

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