Damon Allen Retires

argosI wore my #9 Damon Allen 2004 Grey Cup Championship tee shirt today. I didn't wear it because Damon Allen was announcing his retirement today, that part was a complete coincidence, but I'm glad I had it on. Allen played in the CFL for 23 years and has more passing yards than any other player in professional football history.

I really like Damon Allen, a fierce competitor who could run like no other quarterback I've seen. In just five seasons as a Toronto Argo he sits second in club history in career passing yards (13,974), career attempts (1,713) and completions (1,051), career passing touchdowns (77), and once completed 13 consecutive passes in a game - the second-best streak in team history.

My only complaint about Allen is that he hung on a tad too long. I should have been writing this entry one year ago. Still, that's my only beef with #9. He had a stellar career.


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During the last Grey cup parade in T.O. I shook the man's hand. That's what's great about this league, the accessibility of the players. He's a class act, but your right, he didn't make things easy on the Argos last season by insisting on sticking around. I just hope he'll be remembered for his contributions to the game and league and not for hanging on too long.

May 29, 2008 @ 10:53 AM

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