Sonoma State University grad and Dallas Cowboys’ offensive lineman Larry Allen has been nominated for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, according to NFL News.
Allen attended Sonoma State in 1992 and 1993, before going pro and joining the Cowboys. He later played for the San Francisco 49ers in the 2006-2007 season before returning to the Cowboys.
The 41-year-old Allen is reported to have cried after hearing the news and said he would be introduced by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who he described as a father figure.
"Larry is one of the greatest players in Cowboys history, and arguably the very best guard to ever play the game," Jones told NFL News.
"He was obviously a special talent, but the fierceness and tenacity that he brought to the field separated him from the rest of the pack. I have never been more proud of anyone who has reached the Pro Football Hall Fame. Larry Allen represents the best of the very best."
During his career, Allen has played every position on the offensive line for the Cowboys except center, according to the NFL. He was also elected to 11 Pro Bowls and named to NFL All-Decade Teams of 1990s and 2000s.
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