Keenan Allen lives for the American football, this is evident when one regards the favorite people in his life, both friends and family. For instance, David Amerson his childhood friend is part of the NFL world, he was drafted in 2013 by the Washington Redskins from where he moved to the Oakland Raiders in 2015. Amerson is currently a cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs, he joined the team in 2008.
Similarly, Keenan’s older half-brother, Zach Maynard played as a quarterback for the Buffalo Bulls and the Golden Bears of the University of California. That’s not all, Keenan has a cousin – Maurice Harris – who has been serving The Redskins as a wide receiver since 2016.
If there were any doubts about Keenan Allen’s capability in bringing the best out of his NFL team as a wide receiver, he cleared it all in the 5th season of his professional career. After he battled a kidney injury which messily blurred his remarkable records at the beginning of the 2015 campaign, his return in 2016 was followed by an ACL injury which sidelined almost throughout the 2016 season.
Thankfully, the next year (2017) was a good one for him, he wasn’t bedeviled by any injury as he played most of the games. He was phenomenal and finished the season as the Professional Football Writers of America Comeback Player of the Year. Sporting News and Associated Press equally named him as such.
Above all, he was picked to take part in the all-star game of the NFL (Pro Bowl 2017). Beyond his profile, the following are the things one ought to know about the Chargers’ wide receiver, the facts of his life and career.
Keenan Allen’s Profile
Named Keenan Alexander Allen after his birth on 27th April 1992, this bloke was raised in his Greensboro, North Carolina which was equally where he was birthed.
Keenan started developing himself for a career as an athlete right from his days in high school. He was athletically inclined and thrived in basketball and track and field events. However, his passion was with football. From what we learned, he first schooled at Grimsley High School in Greensboro where he played alongside his half-brother before moving to Northern Guilford High School where he spent his junior and senior seasons.
Keenan was super-good in the game and he got to participate in all-American high school game – U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Among other things, USA Today named him in its All-America selection, Allen was rated as a five-star recruit by various platforms and this made him a popular demand for various universities.
Settling for a college career with the Golden Bears of the University of California, Berkeley, Keenan attained numerous remarkable heights and this lasted from 2010 to 2012. In 2013, he was drafted by the Chargers as the 76th overall pick and in the third round. Allen has remained with the Bolts since then.
Facts You Need To Know About Him
Highlights and Awards
Keenan Allen wasted no time in proving his worth after he made his NFL debut. He finished his rookie campaign bagging several recognitions including being named by the Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA) as NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Sporting News as NFL Rookie of the Year. Also, he emerged as Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Year and was named in PFWA’s 2013 All-Rookie Team.
Salary and Net Worth
Of course, Allen has done well for himself in his chosen profession. After the wide receiver was drafted by the Chargers, he inked a four-year contract worth $2.81 with the team. This was in May 2013 and, the deal came with a signing bonus of $613,800.
A few years later, precisely in June 2016, Keenan Allen embraced a four-year contract extension from the Chargers. This time, it was a $45 million deal with $20 million fully guaranteed and a $9.5 million signing bonus.
Based on the above, speculations have been made about the total value of his wealth, but none of the figures so far quoted as his net worth can be authenticated.
NFL Career Stats
As of 2017, his NFL stats boasts of one interception, 22 receiving touchdowns, 323 receptions, and 4,010 receiving yards.
He’s A Family Man
This wide receiver’s love life revolves around Ciandra Monique who he got engaged to in May 2017 and they share two daughters – Kamari and Kaliyah.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Keenan has the right height, weight, and body features for the game. He is 2 inches taller than 6 feet and weighs 211 lb. Other details of his body measurements are yet to be confirmed.