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Dennis Allen’s father dies

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After the Raiders loss on Sunday, coach Dennis Allen announced that he would be leaving the team until Wednesday to be with his ailing father.

He made it just in time to say his last goodbyes. The Raiders announced that Grady Allen died of cardiac arrest on Monday night at the age of 66 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.

The elder Allen was 66 years old and spent five seasons playing linebacker for the Falcons from 1968-1972. Before that, Grady Allen played for Texas A&M, an alma mater he shares with his son. Everyone at PFT sends their condolences to Dennis Allen and the entire Allen family on their loss.

In their statement announcing Grady Allen’s passing, the Raiders say that Allen still plans to return to Oakland on Wednesday night so that he can coach the team against the Broncos on Thursday night.

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18 Responses to “Dennis Allen’s father dies”
  1. gtorlone says: Dec 4, 2012 3:00 PM

    Salute! I hope your team plays their rear ends off for your family on Thursday.

  2. niko0063 says: Dec 4, 2012 3:00 PM

    Wow, 66 is way too young. RIP Sir

  3. kane337 says: Dec 4, 2012 3:01 PM

    It’s so tough when you lose a loved one. Thoughts to the entire Allen family.

  4. jedicurt says: Dec 4, 2012 3:08 PM

    Grady was a regular vistor to my fathers office. He was a kind man and proud father. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He will be missed. My heart goes out to the Allen family

  5. randyschwimmer7 says: Dec 4, 2012 3:08 PM

    Terrible news once again for the AFC West. RIP to you father Dennis. We miss you in Denver.

    -Broncos Country

  6. 44mpo says: Dec 4, 2012 3:13 PM

    I’m glad he got to see him one last time.
    Prayers for the Allen family.

  7. ukraiders says: Dec 4, 2012 3:13 PM

    Prayers to the coach of my team and his family. Family first

  8. jcf78 says: Dec 4, 2012 3:19 PM

    There’s no team colors at time of tragedy! RIP, ur in Gods hands!

  9. raiderufan says: Dec 4, 2012 3:20 PM

    That’s a real shame…way to young…

    My thoughts are with Dennis and his family during these tough times

  10. godblessfootball says: Dec 4, 2012 3:37 PM

    My condolences to the Allen family.

  11. powerslave73 says: Dec 4, 2012 3:51 PM

    My deepest condolences to the Allen Family! Rest In Peace Mr. Allen! God Bless your journey to Heaven!

  12. vietnambob2473 says: Dec 4, 2012 4:09 PM

    Deepest condolences to Dennis Allen.

    That being said, no sympathy for the raiders as a team come Thursday night.

    To all those saying 66 is too young, my mom passed away at 39, I could only dream she could have seen 66 so you’ll have to forgive me if I don’t buy the ” too young” bit.

  13. westcoastraider says: Dec 4, 2012 4:29 PM

    Respect D.A., sorry for your loss…

    -the nation

  14. seahawks4alltime says: Dec 4, 2012 4:29 PM

    Many condolences, prayers, and best wishes from this 12th man. 66 is far too young. May the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand.

  15. sicklnick121 says: Dec 4, 2012 4:35 PM

    R.I.P Grady Allen and condolences to the Allen family and anyone that is affected by his passing.

    Raiders there is no better chance to stand up for DA and show him some support by at least playing your hearts out.

  16. rayguyreturns says: Dec 4, 2012 4:46 PM

    “vietnambob2473 says:

    To all those saying 66 is too young, my mom passed away at 39, I could only dream she could have seen 66 so you’ll have to forgive me if I don’t buy the ” too young” bit.”
    ____________________________________
    Perhaps you’ll feel differently when you turn 66.

    Best regards to DA and family.

  17. mazblast says: Dec 4, 2012 6:40 PM

    This is bigger than football or our feelings about any one team. My condolences to Coach Allen and his family.

  18. mikeyarch53 says: Dec 5, 2012 6:15 AM

    So sorry to hear of the loss! Prayers go
    Out to everyone including the Coach..
    Couldn’t imagine losing one of my patents .. So sad

    To VietnamBob- why you got to be like that..I’m sorry you sir lost your Mom at 39, true that is extremely too young!

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