George Allen Pro Football HOF Signed AUTO Letter Redskins Rams PSA/DNA COA

Coaching Career: George Allen's coaching career spanned several decades and included both college and professional football.

  • College Coaching: Allen started his coaching career at Morningside College in 1948. He then moved on to the University of Whittier and then to the University of Chicago. His success at the college level led to opportunities in the professional ranks.

  • Professional Coaching: George Allen made a significant impact as a professional football coach. He served as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Rams before becoming the head coach of the Chicago Bears in 1966. In 1971, he took over as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, where he achieved his greatest success.

  • Washington Redskins: Allen's tenure with the Washington Redskins (1971-1977) is the most notable part of his coaching career. He quickly turned the team into a contender, leading them to the playoffs in five out of his seven seasons as head coach. Under his guidance, the Redskins reached the Super Bowl during the 1972 season but were defeated by the Miami Dolphins. Allen was known for his disciplined coaching style and attention to detail.

"The Future is Now": One of George Allen's famous slogans was "The Future is Now," reflecting his focus on immediate success rather than long-term rebuilding. He was known for acquiring veteran players, which led to success in the short term but sometimes hindered the team's future prospects.

Later Career and Legacy: After leaving the Washington Redskins in 1977, Allen had brief coaching stints with the Chicago Blitz and Arizona Wranglers in the United States Football League (USFL). He later served as the head coach of the Long Beach State 49ers for a short period.

George Allen's legacy is marked by his success as a coach, particularly with the Washington Redskins. He was posthumously inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002. His son, Bruce Allen, also had a notable career in the NFL, serving in various front office roles. He passed away in 1990.

Offered is a 2 page typed letter signed on “The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports” dated November 10, 1987.  He writes, to Charlie McCabe Jr. who was a special advisor on the Council (McCabe through Hanover trust, was influential in sponsoring many New York sporting events).  Great content signed with full signature in blue felt tipped pen with a handwritten note that he then signed again with his initials.

Very tough in letter format.


Item: 13170

Price: $275.00
George Allen Pro Football HOF Signed AUTO Letter Redskins Rams PSA/DNA COA