Former Washington receiver Allen headlines Black Sports Hall class

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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:00 am

Former NFL wide receiver Gerald “Jerry” Allen is among 12 athletes and coaches to be inducted this year into the Nebraska Black Sports Hall of Fame.

Allen, from Massillon, Ohio, played for the Baltimore Colts and Washington Redskins from 1966 to 1969 after graduating from the University of Omaha. In 1968 against the Chicago Bears, his 99-yard touchdown pass reception from Sonny Jurgensen tied the NFL record.

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