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is a former American football
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A punter in American or Canadian football is a special teams player who receives the snapped ball directly from the line of scrimmage and then punts the football to the opposing team so as to limit any field position advantage. This generally happens on a fourth down in American football and a...
in the NFL
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who played for the New York Giants
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. He played college football at Troy State.
In his 2002 NFL, Allen made 63 punts for 2,326 yards with 2,045 net yards and an average 36.9 yards per punt. He is infamously known for throwing the incomplete pass, after a horrendous long-snap, on the last play of the Giants-49ers NFC Wildcard game on January 5, 2003, ending the Giants' season. Because there was pass interference on the play that was not called, this is one one the biggest referee blunders in NFL history.
He also played in 2 pre-season games for the Atlanta Falcons before joining the New York Giants.
Matt played for Troy State University in Troy Alabama.
High School Sports:
Matt played Football, Basketball, and Baseball for Calvary Christian Academy in Montgomery, AL