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Bruce Allen To Be Inducted Into University Of Richmond Athletics Hall Of Fame

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Redskins team President Bruce Allen, a standout punter at the University of Richmond from 1974-77, this week was announced as an inductee into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame.

Many are well aware of Bruce Allen's impact as a team executive at the NFL level, but the Redskins' team President this week was recognized for his athletic prowess on the field.

Allen on Wednesday was announced as an inductee into the University of Richmond's Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2015-16.

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Here's information about Allen's induction, courtesy of RichmondSpiders.com:

Before becoming a household name as an executive in the National Football League, Bruce Allen left his mark on the college game as a record-setting punter with the Spiders from 1974-77.

His 40.1 yards per punt average is the third highest career mark in UR history. Allen enjoyed a stellar junior season, which included the fifth-highest punt average in a game (50.8 yards per punt vs. East Carolina), the second highest punt average in a season (42.9 yards per punt), the third longest punt in UR history (76 yards vs. ECU) and the 16th-best punt average in the nation in 1976. Allen was named All-ECAC and All South Independent following his junior year.

Those efforts followed a sophomore season in which he booted the 10th-longest punt in UR history (72 yards vs. VMI) and established the fourth-highest punt average in a season (41.9 yards per punt).

Allen was a 12th-round draft pick of the Baltimore Colts in 1978. He is a former NFL General Manager with Tampa Bay and Oakland, and just completed his sixth year with Washington, which captured the NFC East title in 2015. He was instrumental in bringing the Redskins' training camp to Richmond in 2013.  Allen is also President of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.

Richmond's 2015-16 Athletics Hall of Fame class also includes swimmer George Edelman, soccer standout Kristen Samuhel Clarey and basketball player Warren Mitchell.

The Hall of Fame class – the school's 40th in its history – will be recognized Saturday, Feb. 13 at noon in the Jepson Alumni Center on campus, and then be introduced at halftime of the Richmond men's basketball game against Fordham at 6 p.m. at the Robins Center.

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