Jared Scot Allen (born April 3, 1982) is an American football defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). Allen played college football at Idaho State, and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. A four-time Pro Bowl selection and All-Pro, Allen has tallied 109 sacks during his career, the most since he joined the league in 2004. Allen was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in San Jose, California. His father, Ron, was once on the training camp roster of the Minnesota Vikings and played in the United States Football League. Allen was a one-year letter winner at Los Gatos High School, under coach Butch Cattolico; his other two seasons were at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California. As a senior, he was named First-Team All-League and Defensive Player of the Year. He was also a First-Team All-Central Coast Section selection, and member of Who’s Who in Sport. Allen was selected by the North squad for the North vs.