Beau Knows Football: Minnetonka's Allen Reaches Super Bowl LII

February 01, 2018 02:52 PM

For the Philadelphia Eagles to soar to a victory in Super Bowl LII, flustering five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady is a big key.

Minnetonka native and Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen will be a big part of that game-plan.

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"Beau is an unsung hero for us," Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said. "Late in the Atlanta game he had a couple good pass rushes. That last series he showed up like three times. If he doesn't, I don't know if we win that game."

Allen was so good at Minnetonka High School that he played for the varsity team as a freshman. He's only the second player in Dave Nelson's 40-years of coaching to do that. Steve Moore at Blaine HS was the other.

"He's such a great young man," Minnetonka head coach Dave Nelson said. "He's humble and kind and funny. He happens to be a really talented athlete and a great football player, but beyond that, he's easy to root for."

Allen graduated from Minnetonka in 2010 then went to play for the Wisconsin Badgers. After that, he was a seventh round draft pick of the Eagles in 2014 and has been teammates with Pro Bowler Fletcher Cox ever since.

"Beau is always where he is supposed to be at all times," Cox said. "There's never a drop-off in the game."

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