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Marcus Allen wears #27 as a safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Penn State. Marcus grew up in Upper Marlboro, MD, southeast of Washington, D.C. He has a brother and three sisters.
Marcus attended Dr. Henry Wise High School in Maryland, and played outside linebacker as a freshman, before a growth spurt and daily gym routine accelerated his development. He settled in as a safety and was a standout at Wise as a three-year letterman.
At Penn State, Marcus appeared in 52 games and started 46 games during his four year career, and was named a captain as a senior. He was All-Big Ten Third team as a junior and first-team All-Big Ten from coaches as a senior. He earned Defensive MVP at the 2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.
Marcus became the 6th player to reach the 300-tackle mark in a career and finished as #5 tackler (321 stops) on Penn State's career tackles chart. He had 9 double digit tackle games. He wore #2 and earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Marcus was drafted by the Steelers at pick #148 in the 5th Round in the 2018 NFL Draft.
He has roots in the Pittsburgh area, as his father grew up in Homewood. Marcus spent many summers visiting his grandparents and grew up as a Steelers fan. He is excited about life in the Steel City!