Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Marcus Allen joined CBS Sports in 1998 as a studio analyst on the CBS Television Network's NFL broadcast team. Allen, a 16-year NFL veteran who played for the Chiefs and Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, is teamed with Jim Nantz, Craig James, Randy Cross, Jerry Glanville and Mike Ditka on THE NFL TODAY.
Allen, third all-time in career touchdowns with 145, is also second on the NFL's all-time rushing touchdown list with 123. He is the NFL's all-time running-back leader in games played (222) and third in pass receptions (587), as well as seventh on the all-time list with 12,243 career rushing yards. A six-time Pro Bowler, Allen was the MVP of Super Bowl XVIII when the Raiders upended the Washington Redskins, 38-9. He held the NFL record for most consecutive games with 100 or more rushing yards with 11 (10/28/85-9/14/86), but his record was eclipsed by Barry Sanders' 14 games in 1997. Allen also possesses the third-highest NFL single-season mark for most rushing and receiving yards combined (2,314 in 1985).
As a senior at the University of Southern California, he won the 1981 Heisman Trophy, was a consensus All-America choice and was named College Player of the Year by Football News. This year, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Allen was born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, Calif., and now lives in Kansas City, Mo., and Montecito, Calif., with his wife, Kathryn.