KSTP's Chris Long Talks With Philadelphia Eagle, Minnesota Native Beau Allen

February 05, 2018 12:53 PM

The video above is from a Jan. 19 interview.


Minnesota native Beau Allen can now tout the title Super Bowl champion.

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A defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, Allen and his teammates celebrated a Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots Sunday.

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In January, KSTP's Chris Long had a chance to talk to Allen prior to the Eagles' faceoff with the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game.

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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.

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"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.

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