PRO CAREER: Five-time Pro Bowler (2007-12) and four-time All Pro (2007-09 and ‘11) enters first season with the Bears, leading the NFL with 128.5 sacks since entering the league in 2004... Has recorded seven consecutive double-digit sack seasons (2007-13), which is tied for the third-longest streak in NFL history, and has eight double-digit sack seasons during NFL career... Started 151-of-157 games played with the Chiefs (2004-07) and Vikings (2008-13), recording 690 tackles, 5 interceptions, 49 pass break ups, 32 forced fumbles and 16 fumble recoveries...
PRO CAREER: Five-time Pro Bowler (2007-12) and four-time All Pro (2007-09 and ‘11) enters first season with the Bears, leading the NFL with 128.5 sacks since entering the league in 2004... Has recorded seven consecutive double-digit sack seasons (2007-13), which is tied for the third-longest streak in NFL history, and has eight double-digit sack seasons during NFL career... Started 151-of-157 games played with the Chiefs (2004-07) and Vikings (2008-13), recording 690 tackles, 5 interceptions, 49 pass break ups, 32 forced fumbles and 16 fumble recoveries... Is tied for the NFL record with 4 career safeties... Collected 22 sacks in 2011, which are tied for second most in NFL single-season history since sacks became an official statistic in 1982... Was runner-up for 2011 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year... Led NFL in sacks during 2007 (15.5) and 2011 (22) seasons and finished second in 2009 (14.5)... Named to 50 Greatest Vikings team as part of 50th season celebration in 2010... Vikings 2009 and 2011 Defensive MVP as voted by teammates... Led Vikings in sacks all six seasons with team (2008-13)... Led Chiefs in sacks during three (2004-05 and ‘07) of four seasons with the team... Has 4 career touchdowns: 2 on defense (36-yard INT return at Detroit on 1/2/11 and 52-yard fumble return at St. Louis on 10/11/09) and 2 TD receptions in goal-line situations (a 2-yard score vs. San Diego on 12/2/07 and a 1-yard grab at Detroit on 12/23/07)... Has 35 career multi-sack games in the regular season and 1 in the playoffs... Has started all 5 postseason appearances, recording 22 tackles - including 4 sacks - with 2 FF and 2 PBUs.
HONORS AND AWARDS: 2013 - Finalist for Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award. 2012 - Pro Bowl. 2011 - Pro Bowl; All-Pro (AP); Vikings Defensive MVP. 2010 - Pro Bowl; 50 Greatest Vikings Team. 2009 - Pro Bowl; All-Pro (AP); Vikings Defensive MVP. 2008 - Pro Bowl; All-Pro (AP); NFC Defensive Player of the Week (11/30 vs. CHI). 2007 - Pro Bowl; All-Pro (AP); AFC Defensive Player of the Month (October); Derrick Thomas Award as Chiefs MVP. 2006 - All-Joe (USA Today). 2005 - AFC Defensive Player of the Week (10/16 vs. WAS). 2004 - All-Rookie Team (Pro Football Weekly); Mack Lee Hill Award as Chiefs top rookie.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Chiefs... Signed 3-year contract with Kansas City (7/23/04)... Resigned by the Chiefs (5/22/07)... Traded to Minnesota (4/23/08)... Signed 4-year contract with Chicago (3/26/14). SIGNED through 2017
2013 SEASON: Started all 16 games for the sixth time in his career and seventh time overall, recording 52 tackles - including 11.5 sacks - 6 PBUs and 2 FFs for the Vikings... Added 26 QBHs... 11.5 sacks were tied for seventh most in the NFL and paced the Vikings for sixth consecutive season... Had 3 multi-sack contests. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012 - Named to Pro Bowl for fifth consecutive season after finishing eighth in the NFL and fourth in the NFC with team-high 12 sacks, starting all 16 games for Minnesota... Registered 46 tackles, 21 QBHs, 17 TFLs, 3 PBUs, 1 FF and 1 FR... Had 3 multi-sack contests... In lone postseason start, gathered 6 tackles - including 1 sack and 2 TFLs - and 3 QBHs. 2011 - Earned Pro Bowl nod, named All-Pro by the Associated Press and was the runner-up for AP Defensive Player of the Year after collecting 22 sacks, tied for second most in NFL single-season history, among 65 tackles with 1 INT, 4 FFs and 3 PBUs in 16 starts for Vikings... Also led the NFL with 4 opponent fumble recoveries... Registered career-highs in TFLs (21) and QBHs (32)... Had six multi-sack games... 13 games with at least 0.5 sack, tied for second most in NFL single-season history since sacks first started being recorded in 1982... Named team’s defensive MVP in vote by teammates. 2010 - Had 60 tackles - including 11 sacks - during Pro Bowl season for Minnesota... Started all 16 contests, adding 2 INTs - including a 36-yard return TD - 6 PBUs, 1 FF, 1 FR, 25 QBHs and 14 TFLs... 2 INTs tied a Vikings single-season record among defensive linemen... Had 2 multi-sack contests. 2009 - Named All-Pro by AP and selected to Pro Bowl after finishing second in the NFL with 14.5 sacks among 51 tackles in 16 starts for Minnesota... Added 1 INT, 5 FFs, 3 opponent FRs (tied for third most in the NFL), 4 PBUs, 23 QBHs and 19 TFLs... Had 3 multi-sack games... Named team’s defensive MVP in vote by teammates... Started both postseason contests recording 5 tackles - including 1 sack - 1 FF, 1 PBU, 2 TFLs and 3 QBHs. 2008 - In first season with Minnesota, earned All-Pro honors from AP and selected to Pro Bowl after leading team and finishing fifth in the NFL with 14.5 sacks... Added 54 tackles, 3 FFs, 3 PBUs, 28 QBHs and 20 TFLs... Had 5 multi-sack games during regular season... Tied Vikings and NFL single-season record with 2 safeties... Started lone postseason contest tying Vikings single-game postseason record with 2 sacks among 3 tackles and 1 FF. 2007 - In final season with Kansas City, earned first All-Pro selection from AP and first Pro Bowl nod after leading the NFL with 15.5 sacks while starting all 14 games played... Had 65 tackles, career-high 11 PBUs and 3 FFs... 7 multi-sack games are tied for third most in NFL single-season history... Added 2 receptions for 3 yards and 2 TDs in goal-line situations... Won the Derrick Thomas Award as Chiefs MVP... Missed first two games of the season due to suspension. 2006 - Started all 16 games in Kansas City, registering career-high 76 tackles - including 7.5 sacks - with 1 INT, 10 PBUs and 3 FFs... Led NFL with 6 opponent FRs, tied for seventh most in NFL single-season history according to STATS. 2005 - Paced the Chiefs with 11 sacks after starting 15-of-16 games played, leading Kansas City defensive linemen with 58 tackles... Tied for the NFL lead with career-high 7 FFs, adding 5 PBUs and 2 FRs... Took over long-snapping chores in the 2nd half of 11/20 game at Houston in place of injured LS Kendall Gammon. 2004 - Started 10-of-15 games played in Kansas City leading team and all NFL rookies with 9 sacks... Added 31 tackles... Played in first career game as a backup and on special teams at DEN (9/12)... Posted first career sack vs. HOU (9/26)... Won Mack Lee Hill Award as Chiefs top rookie as voted by teammates.
COLLEGE: Named Buck Buchanon Award winner as a senior at Idaho State, recognizing the top defensive player in Division
I-AA football... All-America selection, Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year and team MVP as a senior... 2nd-Team All-America as a junior earning All-Big Sky honors... All-Big Sky as a sophomore... Majored in mass communications.
PERSONAL: Started Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors in 2010, a charity to provide handicap-accessible homes for veterans returning from duty... Holds annual Night Ops Golf Tournament in support of Homes for Wounded Warriors program... Took part in USO tour to Iraq in March 2009... Appeared on Relentless Pursuit TV show and published a wild game cook book, The Quarterback Killer’s Cookbook... Owns a clothing company, Jared Allen 69, featuring his trademark caps and t-shirts, available at JaredAllen69inc.com... Active with Juvenile Diabetes Foundation... Married in spring 2010, couple had a daughter in 2011... Father, Ron, was a football standout at Jamestown (ND) College who went to training camp with the Vikings and played in the USFL... Older brother played football at Jamestown and his younger brother played at Idaho State before joining the Marine Corps... Transferred to Los Gatos High for his senior year after spending 3 years at Live Oak High in Morgan Hill, CA... Played in California/Texas All-Star Game.