A panel of sports reporters who cover the NFL named the Vikings lineman the top defensive player in his conference. It caps an epic season for Allen, who became only the third player in league history to record 22 sacks in a year.
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Jared Allen named Sporting News Defensive Player of Year
Another day, another big award for Jared Allen. The Vikings’ defensive end was named the Sporting News Defensive Player of the Year. Allen terrorized NFL quarterbacks this season, piling up a franchise-record 22 sacks.
Jared Allen earns Pro Bowl selection
Defensive end Jared Allen has been named to his fourth career Pro Bowl. Allen leads the NFL with 18.5-sacks -- a career best -- and he's only three-sacks shy of a Vikings' single-season record. Allen's 101.5-sacks is most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2004. No other Vikings were named to the Pro Bowl.
Suggs beats Allen for AP Defensive Player of the Year award
Vikings defensive end Jared Allen earned 14 of the 50 votes. The Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs had 21 votes to claim the title. Allen had 22 sacks last season to break the team record and came within half a sack of breaking Michael Strahan's league record. The Vikings tied a franchise record with 13 loses.
Jared Allen doesn't want to drown himself in a Detroit river
Jared Allen says he was only kidding last week when he said he would drown himself in a river if he had to live in Detroit. Despite finishing the game with three sacks, Allen was jeered at throughout the Vikings' loss to the Lions. Allen made the comment on his KFAN radio show.
Jared Allen makes his 4th All-Pro team
Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was just one vote short of being a unanimous choice for the Associated Press 2011 NFL All-Pro Team. Allen finished the season just a half-sack short of Michael Strahan's NFL record. Lions receiver Calvin Johnson also received 49 of a possible 50 votes.
Video: Paul Allen on Tim Tebow, Jared Allen & spirituality
Paul Allen, the radio voice of the Vikings, ponders the words of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.
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