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James AllenJames Allen

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School: Jefferson Graduation Year: 1997

Year Inducted: 2018

Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Track and Field

High School Honors: 2 Football letters, 1st Team All-PIL tight end and linebacker as a Senior.
2 Basketball letters.
2 Track & Field letters, sprints and relays.

Post High School Career: Linebacker at Oregon State University; Team Captain on Fiesta Bowl victory team; 3rd round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints and played in the NFL for 5 seasons as a starting linebacker. Presently Dean of Culture at the Livingston Collegiate Academy in New Orleans, LA.


I was proud to compete in the PIL and represent Jefferson athletically. Our class had a sense of school pride that’s as passionate today as we were over 20 years ago. I was blessed to play alongside some remarkable athletes that brought out the best in me, and I’m honored to be apart of Jefferson’s legacy of accomplished athletes.

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