Larry Allen, Dallas Cowboys legend and NFL Hall of Famer, suddenly dies at 52

Dallas Cowboys legend Larry Allen has died at the age of 52.

Allen, who played for the Cowboys for 12 seasons, was vacationing with his family in Mexico when he suddenly died on Sunday, according to the football team. It’s not clear at this time what led to the former NFL star’s death.

During his 14 season career, Allen played both guard and tackle. Drafted out of Sonoma State University in the second round of the 1994 draft, Allen impressed with his strength, size and speed. In 2013, he was inducted as a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

The Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones shared a statement on X in honor of his memory, calling him “one of the most respected, accomplished offensive linemen to ever play in the NFL.”

“The Jones family and the Cowboys extend their deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Allen family and grieve along with the many other friends and Cowboys teammates that also loved Larry,” the statement read.

Former Dallas Cowboys player Larry Allen before an NFL football game against the New York Giants on Dec. 11, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.Tony Gutierrez / AP

The NFL also mourned the loss of Allen.

“The NFL family is deeply saddened by the passing of Hall of Famer, Super Bowl Champion and Cowboys legend, Larry Allen,” the statement read.

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