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Former Vikings Star Among Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame 2023 Class

Isaiah De Los Santos
A former Minnesota Vikings star is among the semifinalists for the 2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame.
A former Minnesota Vikings star is among the semifinalists for the 2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame. / (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Minnesota Vikings fans have had the pleasure of watching several superstars throughout the franchise's history. One playmaker who left his mark was defensive end Jared Allen, headlining Minnesota's D-line for six seasons.

After hanging up his cleats in 2015, Allen finds himself nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame once again.

The 40-year-old has been named a semifinalist for the 2023 HOF class. This is his third time making it to this stage; he made it all the way to finalist voting in both 2021 and 2022, but failed to get in.

Allen is certainly Hall of Fame worthy. He was one of the best pass-rushers of the modern era, racking up 136.0 sacks over his 12-year career, including two seasons (2007, 2011) where he led the league in that category.

The former fourth-round pick was at his best in Minnesota, earning First Team All-Pro selections in three of his six years as a Viking. He also finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting in 2011.

Hopefully the HOF voters finally give Allen his well-deserved spot in Canton next year. The 2023 class is set to be unveiled on Feb. 9 ahead of Super Bowl LVII.

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