Pro Football HOFer - George Allen Typed Letter Signed March 1987 to Deacon Jones

George Herbert Allen (D 1990) was an American football coach in the National Football League and the United States Football League. He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Allen had the third best winning percentage in the NFL (.681), exceeded only by Vince Lombardi (.736) and John Madden (.731). He never coached a team to a losing season. This was particularly notable in the case of the Redskins, who had only finished above .500 once over the past 15 seasons (1969, under Lombardi) before Allen's arrival. He was noted primarily as a defensive innovator, and as a motivator. Allen was an early innovator in the use of sophisticated playbooks, well-organized drafts, use of special teams and daring trades for veterans over new players.

Offered is a typed letter signed dated March 16, 1987 on National Fitness Foundation letterhead to his former player, HOFer, Deacon Jones. Signed in Purple ink.  Rare in letter format!



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Pro Football HOFer - George Allen Typed Letter Signed March 1987 to Deacon Jones