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From playing college football to being a part of the NFL, the surreal journey has been a roller coaster ride for the Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen. If you follow NFL, then Keenan might not be a new name for you.
Keenan is a professional football player who made his NFL debut in 2013.
Since then, the wide receiver has come a long way garnering unparalleled success and making millions in the process.
However, it has not always been easy for the athlete because of the series of injuries he has sustained over the years.
As a matter of fact, he was banged up once again during LA’s season opener in 2022.
Keenan Allen On Chargers Jersey (Source: Wealthy Peeps)
Moving on, Allen has evolved from being a PFWA All-Rookie Team winner to being a Pro Bowl winner five times.
Today, here in this article, we will learn about the life of Allen, his career, his net worth, and many more.
So, please stick with us till the end of the article to get answers to all the questions. But before we proceed, let us have an instant glance at the quick facts.
Currently, 30 years old, Keenan is 6 ft. 2 inches (1.88m) tall and weighs around 96 kg (211 lbs.).
Undoubtedly, Keenan follows a special diet to maintain his body.
At the beginning of his career, due to a string of health issues, he was a bit unhealthy, and it made him difficult to run and catch the ball.
Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers, Wide Receiver (Source: 247 Sports)
During his pre-draft season, Allen noted that he was only at 80% health on the pro day.
This led him to change his diet plan and work out habits. He goes to the gym every day to maintain his solid body.
Keenan Allen | Career
As mentioned earlier, Allen’s journey as a football player started in college. He played for California Golden Bears for two years at the University of California.
In 2010, i.e., during Allen’s first year, he made 46 receptions and five touchdowns. Likewise, in 2011, Allen had his career high, 98 catches for 1343 yards.
He left California after his junior season with 205 passes for 2050 yards, which happened to be one of the third-highest passes in school football history.
For every football player, being a part of the NFL is a dream, and the same was for Keenan.
Unfortunately, he did not work out at NFL Scouting Combine because of a PCL sprain that he sustained during the 2012 season.
Despite a drop in projected draft position, San Diego Chargers picked Allen in the third round, 76th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Allen signed a four-year $2.81 million deal with the Chargers on May 9, 2013, but he was not given much playtime. Not being able to play made Allen disappointed, and he almost left football and went on to continue his studies.
Fortunately, he eventually started getting more play times, and on October 6, 2013, he had his first 100-yard games as a receiver in the NFL against the Oakland Raiders.
Similarly, he recorded nine catches for 107 yards and a touchdown in a win against the Indianapolis Colts the following week.