Former Eagles Defensive tackle and Super Bowl LII-winner Beau Allen announced his retirement on social media Friday.
Allen began his career in the Chip Kelly era as a seventh-round pick out of Wisconsin in 2014 and finished out his rookie contract with the team as a rotational piece on the defensive line that was the strength of the Super Bowl LII team that topped Tom Brady and the Patriots.
To make things even more storybook for Allen, he earned his ring in Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium, which is a scant 15 miles-or-so west of the 300-pounder’s hometown of Minnetonka.
“Never in my wildest dreams as a youth did I think I would play in the NFL,” Allen wrote. “So it’s pretty wild to reflect on a career that has spanned 7 years, 3 teams, and produced a Super Bowl Championship in my home state of Minnesota.
“What a ride.”
Post-Super Bowl Allen got a three-year, $15 million deal with Tampa Bay and ended up playing in 27 games over two seasons with the Bucs.
By 2020, the Pats took a chance on Allen in the form of a two-year, $8M contract but he spent that entire season on injured reserve before being released last March.
Known primarily as a run-stuffer Allen played in 90 career regular-season NFL games with 16 starts, amassing 117 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery. He also had three tackles in three postseason games for the Eagles after the 2017 season.
— Beau Allen (@Beau_Allen) July 1, 2022
Congratulations on a great career, @Beau_Allen! https://t.co/ArhwmgH1Zx pic.twitter.com/WwFIXL7BRg
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) July 1, 2022