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Continued: Scoggins: Vikings' Allen is a disciple of Deacon, and a beneficiary of his work

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 8, 2013 - 12:27 AM

Allen’s admiration goes deeper than statistics. He loves characters, guys who speak their mind and show some personality. Deacon Jones was a true original in that regard.

“I think the greatest part about him was, he was true to who he was,” Allen said. “He did things his way. It’s just cool to see a guy who’s so genuine, and he obviously changed the game of football.”

Chip Scoggins can be reached at chip.scoggins@startribune.com.

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