NFL Hall of Famer Drops Dead (Video)

( – In a tragic loss for football fans, the long-time offensive lineman of the Dallas Cowboys, Larry Allen, has died unexpectedly while vacationing in Mexico with his family.

See a video in which a commentator praises Larry Allen in the tweet below!

Allen’s passing, which occurred on Sunday, was announced on Monday by the Cowboys, The New York Post reports.

The former offensive lineman, who played for the Cowboys in 12 of his 14 seasons in the NFL, was 52.

“Larry, known for his great athleticism and incredible strength, was one of the most respected, accomplished offensive linemen to ever play in the NFL,” the team’s statement said.

“His versatility and dependability were also signature parts of his career. Through that, he continued to serve as inspiration for many other players, defining what it meant to be a great teammate, competitor and winner,” it added.

There have been no reports as to the cause of Allen’s death. He is survived by his children, Larry III, Loriana and Jayla, and his wife Janelle.

“The Jones family and the Cowboys extend their deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Allen family and grieve along with the many other friends and Cowboys teammates that also loved Larry,” the team’s statement concluded.

The Post notes that Allen was a second-round pick out of Sonoma State in 1994.

He was an 11-time Pro Bowler for the Cowboys from 1994-2005, and also part of Dallas’ 1995 Super Bowl-winning squad.

After completing his career with two seasons with the 49ers, Allen was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013 in Canton, Ohio.

“Just received the heartbreaking news of the passing of our beloved teammate Larry Allen,” Troy Aikman wrote on X.

“He was a HOF offensive lineman that dominated opponents regardless of the position played. Off the field, he was a gentle giant that loved his family. Rest in Peace LA,” Aikman added.

The report notes Allen’s impressive speed for his size (6-foot-3, 335 pounds) as well as his strength – with him once bench-pressing 700 pounds.

Allen also played left and right tackle. He was named to the All-Decade team of the 1990s and 2000s as a left guard.

“The National Football League is filled with gifted athletes, but only a rare few have combined the size, brute strength, speed and agility of Larry Allen,” Hall of Fame president Jim Porter said in a statement.

“What he could do as an offensive lineman often defied logic and comprehension,” Porter declared further.

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