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Marcus Allen

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Sports Speakers Bureau offers sports speakers for hire, like Marcus Allen, who is former running back for the Los Angeles Raider and Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. The former Heisman Trophy winner played a total of 16 seasons in the NFL and is known as one of the greatest goal line and short yardage runners of all time. Since 2011, Marcus has been a part of the ongoing Heisman House TV commercial campaign for Nissan, most notably in 2014 alongside former Heisman winners Tony Dorsett, Billy Simms, Ricky Williams and Robert Griffin III.

During his senior season at the University of Southern California in 1981, Marcus had one of the most incredible seasons in ever recorded in college football rushing for 2,342 yard and 22 touchdowns. He became the first player in NCAA history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a single season and went on to win the Heisman Trophy over Herschel Walker and Jim McMahon. He shares the NCAA record for most 200 yard rushing games (12) with former Heisman winners Ricky Williams and Ron Dayne. In the 1982 NFL draft, Marcus was selected 10th overall by the L.A. Raiders and made an immediate impact on the league by winning Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Marcus went on to win Super Bowl XVIII over the Washington Redskins as he ran for 191 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. By the end of his career, the former NFL MVP joined an exclusive group of players including Desmond Howard, Roger Staubach and Jim Plunkett as the only players in NFL history to win the Heisman Trophy and a Super Bowl.

In 1997, the Heisman Trophy Speaker published a book entitled, Marcus: The Autobiography of Marcus Allen to discuss his high and low points in the NFL and his relationships with Al Davis and O.J. Simpson. Shortly after retirement from the NFL in 1998, Marcus joined CBS Sports as a studio analyst and feature reporter until 2004. Hall of Famer Marcus is a strong supporter of the James R Jordan Foundation and Make-A-Wish charity foundations. In 2003, he was a guest speaker during a concert at the National Mall in tribute to the U.S. military members.